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U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Grants

Each year, the City of Corona receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds from HUD. The Community Development Department, Housing Services Division is responsible for administering these funds.

CDBG funds provide resources to improve the physical, economic, and social conditions in the community principally to benefit low- and moderate-income residents. HOME funds are intended to preserve existing affordable housing and to expand affordable housing options in the community.

FOR MORE INFO EMAIL CLINT WHITED, CDBG CONSULTANT

 

2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN INFORMATION

Community Meetings

The City of Corona hosted two community meetings to gather information from the public on the short- and long-term needs of community in order to prepare its Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for 2020-2024. The information gathered from the public during these meetings and from community surveys will help the city decide how federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program funds should be spent in the community. The community meetings were convened as follows:

DATE:             October 17, 2019
TIME:              6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   St. Edwards Catholic Church, Main Hall
                        417 W. Grand Boulevard, Corona, CA 92882

DATE:             October 23, 2019
TIME:             10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   Corona City Hall, Multipurpose Room
                        400 S. Vicentia Avenue, Corona, CA 92882

The City expresses its sincere appreciation to the residents and stakeholders in attendance at these meetings and to our gracious hosts at St. Edwards Catholic Church.

Surveys
As part of the Consolidated Plan process, the City gathered input from the public on the short- and long-term needs of community including public opinion concerning the level of need for affordable housing, community development, economic development, and other activities that may be undertaken using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds. Resident responses to the survey questions are an essential part of this process. The survey response period was open for 42 days from October 2, 2019 to November 12, 2019. During that time, the City received 340 responses, including 301 in English and 39 in Spanish. Approximately 190 surveys were completed online and 150 surveys were completed on paper. The full survey results will be published as part of the draft Consolidated Plan provided for public review and comment in Spring 2020. 

 

GRANTS PLANNING DOCUMENTS

Consolidated Plan

To receive CDBG and HOME funds, the City develops a Consolidated Plan every five years. This plan includes a comprehensive assessment of housing, community and economic development needs in Corona and provides a five-year strategy to address identified needs. The current Consolidated Plan was approved by the City Council on April 15, 2015 to cover program years 2015-2016 through 2019-2020.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

 The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is a five-year planning document that identifies possible conditions in which individuals of similar income levels in the same housing market may have their housing choice influenced by race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation or similar factors. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice reviews public and private policies, practices and procedures affecting housing choice and outlines recommendations to address identified impediments. The current Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice was approved by the City Council on April 15, 2015 to cover program years 2015-2016 through 2019-2020.

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan provides the City of Corona’s procedures for encouraging citizen participation in the grants planning process for HUD-funded programs and projects. The current Citizen Participation Plan was approved by the City Council on November 20, 2013. The City is currently updating the Citizen Participation Plan. The draft Citizen Participation Plan is available for public review and comment from August 30, 2019 to October 2, 2019.

Action Plans

The Action Plan is Corona’s annual CDBG and HOME funding strategy that identifies the programs and projects to receive CDBG and HOME funds each year. Each Action Plan covers a single program year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) provides a summary of progress toward meeting the goals of the annual Action Plan and five-year Consolidated Plan. The CAPER is prepared after the conclusion of each program year.

HOW TO APPLY FOR CDBG FUNDS

The City of Corona issued a CDBG notice of funding availability to non-profit organizations and City Departments on November 10, 2017 covering program years 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The application period closed on January 18, 2018. The next notice of funding availability will be issued in the fall of 2020.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The following websites provide additional information about the CDBG and HOME program rules and regulations:

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