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County seeking public input on how to spend $14M

Cassie N. Saunders

County of San Diego Communications Office

The County of San Diego's Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) wants to hear from you on how approximately $14 million should be invested in the unincorporated areas and small cities of the county. Funding can be used for homelessness services and shelters, public services, and community infrastructure.

Share your thoughts at virtual and in person community meetings on how you would prioritize funding for housing, homelessness, and community infrastructure.

In person meetings include one at Fallbrook Library, Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., 124 Mission Road.  Virtual meetings will be held in two sessions; the first on is on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10-11 a.m., the second one on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 5-6 p.m. For the meeting links, go to https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/engagement/home.html.

If you cannot attend one of the 2024-2025 Annual Plan Strategy community forums, more information and engagement opportunities will be available on the San Diego County Engagement Center, https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/engagement/home.html, the week of Aug. 7.

HCDS administers four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs to support the region's low- and moderate-income households throughout the region. Those federal entitlement programs include:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

These funds are used to improve community development by providing decent housing and a suitable living environmental for low- to moderate-income households. Potential projects include park development, sidewalk construction, and supportive services such as nutrition assistance. Applications for CDBG funding will open in September 2023.

Areas Served: Unincorporated San Diego County, Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

These programs fund affordable housing opportunities such as the County's First-Time Homebuyer Program and multi-family affordable housing. Notices of HOME funding availability are posted as money becomes available.

Areas Served: Unincorporated San Diego County, Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, and Vista.

Emergency Solutions Grants

These funds are for improving the quality and number of emergency housing solutions, including shelters and transitional facilities for the homeless and supportive services to prevent at-risk families or individuals from becoming homeless.

Areas Served: Unincorporated San Diego County, Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS

This funding is for housing and supportive services for those living with HIV/AIDS. Potential projects include housing operations assistance, tenant-based rental services and supportive services such as nutrition assistance.

Areas Served: All San Diego County.

 

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