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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

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.

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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