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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Programs

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was created by the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974. In the County of Santa Clara, the CDBG Program is operated by the Office of Supportive Housing. The County CDBG Program is federally funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist lower-income and special needs persons to address 

​housing and community development needs. The County of Santa Clara administers CDBG on behalf of the Unincorporated Areas of Santa Clara County and the Cities of Campbell, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, and Saratoga, also known as the Urban County Program.

The Home Investment Partnerships Program ("HOME Program") is federally funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households. The HOME Program is administered on behalf of the Urban County cities and the Cities of Cupertino, Gilroy, and Palo Alto.


Public Comment Opportunity

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

OFFICE OF SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (HCD)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW

5-Day Public Review Period 

SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO ANNUAL ACTION PLAN (FY19/20)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and

Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs


SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT (FY17):

The County of Santa Clara, Office of Supportive Housing, HCD Division is proposing a substantial amendment to the adopted Fiscal Year 2020 (FY19/20) Annual Action Plan which covers the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  The FY19/20 Annual Action Plan was the fifth of five, one-year increments to the 2015-2020 Five-Year Consolidated Plan which was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 5, 2015.

An Annual Action Plan establishes goals and strategies for the use of housing resources including federal, state, local and private resources for the provision of housing assistance to extremely low, low and very low income persons including the homeless as well as establishing other community development needs such as Capital Projects, Public Services, and Fair Housing services.

In order to make adjustments to the adopted action plan and projects, the County must submit a substantial amendment plan to its Fifth Annual Action Plan.  This serves to inform the public of an opportunity for public comment.  A copy of the Draft Amendment can be found be here​.  Due the urgent need to respond to the health crisis, HUD published waivers from certain regulatory requirements associated with the CDBG program including waiving the typical 30-day minimum required public period for substantial amendments as long as the public is provided with no less than 5 days to comment on the change.  This requires an update of the County’s Adopted Citizen Participation Plan.  A draft of the amended Citizen Participation Plan can be found here

  • ​SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD:  The Amended Fifth Annual Action Plan and updated Citizen Participation Plan will be available for public review for a 5-day period, beginning on June 16, 2020, concluding on June 20, 2020.  Written comments may be submitted during the 5-day review period and should be sent to the Office of Supportive Housing, 2310 N. 1st Street, Suite 201, San Jose, CA 95131 or emailed to Alejandra.Herrera@hhs.sccgov.org.​ 
  • Friday, May 22, 2020 Community Meeting – Zoom Presentation Slides​​

2015-2020 Urban County Consolidated Plan

Every five years HUD requires entitlement jurisdictions complete a 5-year Consolidated Plan.  The Urban County’s 2015-2020 Consolidated 
Plan (ConPlan) includes a Needs Assessment and Market Analysis and serves as the strategic plan that identifies Urban County priority needs to help guide the distribution of federal funding.

FY20 Draft Annual Action Plan

The FY19/20 Draft  Annual Action Plan will be presented to the Board of Supervisors at a Public Hearing scheduled on June 4, 2019.   The Public Comment Period is between May 3, 2019  to June 4th, 2019.   

FY20 Action Plan-Public Notice​


The Urban County's Five Year Goals are:

1. Assist in the creation and preservation of affordable housing opportunities for low income and special needs households,

2. Support activities to end homelessness,

3. Support activities that provide community services to low income and special needs households,

4. Support activities that strengthen neighborhoods, and

5. Promote fair housing choice.

 


Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The County of Santa Clara receives entitlement funding as an Urban County and HOME Consortia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  By federal law, the County is required to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) on the performance of these HUD funded programs.

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The CAPER covers community development activities undertaken, and contains a summary and evaluation of programmatic accomplishments; including a description of the resources made available under the CDBG and HOME programs for the past Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30).  The CAPER The CAPER covers community development activities undertaken, and contains a summary and evaluation of programmatic accomplishments; including a description of the resources made available under the CDBG and HOME programs for the past Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30).  The CAPER also includes a summary and evaluation of how these funds were used to carry out the goals and objectives outlined in the five-year, FY 2015-2020 Urban County Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans.

 

Draft FY 2019 Caper Represents the Fourth year of the Urban County's Five-year, 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan.


The Draft FY 2019 CAPER will be presented to the Board of Supervisors at a Public Hearing scheduled on September 10, 2019. The Public Comment Period is between August 26, 2019 to September 10, 2019.


 


 
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Last updated: 6/23/2020 9:12 AM