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Millions in Federal Community Funds Available

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August 29, 2008

More than $11 million in federal community development and affordable housing funds are available.

The County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will host 10 meetings throughout the county in September to explain how to apply.

HCD administers the funds for the county’s unincorporated communities as well as the incorporated cities of Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach and Vista. HCD will hold meetings in the unincorporated areas and at its Kearny Mesa office. The cities will hold their own hearings.

The funds are provided through four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME); Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG); and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs.

Approximately $4.6 million is available from the CDBG program, which focuses on improving low-income communities through projects such as street upgrades, community centers, parks, water and drainage improvements, and housing rehabilitation loans. The other three programs fund affordable housing and homeless assistance projects, including services for people with HIV or AIDS.

The deadline to submit proposals for CDBG funding in unincorporated areas is October 24, 2008. Participating cities set their own deadlines.

Applications are available at the HCD office at 3989 Ruffin Road in Kearny Mesa. More information is also available by contacting Lorene Kellogg or Maria Cavarlez at (858) 694-4885; or on the Web at www.sdhcd.com.


HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MEETING SCHEDULE
FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 FUNDING
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS PROGRAM
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008
6:00 p.m.
RamonaRamona Senior/Community Center
434 Aqua Lane
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 10:00 a.m.JulianCounty Sheriff’s Julian Substation
2907 Washington Street (Coalman Creek Circle, Bldg. C)
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 2:00 p.m.Borrego SpringsBorrego Springs Senior Center
580 Circle J Drive
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Casa De OroCasa De Oro Library
9805 Campo Road, #180
Monday, Sept. 22, 2008
10:00 a.m.
LakesideLakeside Community Center
9841 Vine Street
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
10:00 a.m.
CampoCampo Community Center
976 Sheridan Road
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 10:00 a.m.FallbrookFallbrook Community Center
341 Heald Lane
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 6:00 p.m.Spring ValleySpring Valley Community Center
8735 Jamacha Boulevard
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Lincoln AcresLincoln Acres Community Center
2725 Granger Avenue
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Kearny MesaDepartment of Housing and Community Development
3989 Ruffin Road (Downstairs)


Deaf and hearing impaired residents may call (858) 694-4884.

Those needing special assistance at the meetings should contact the HCD office at least five days in advance to make arrangements.


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