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August 22, 2011

The County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will host 10 meetings throughout the region in September on applying for federal community development funds. Meeting dates and locations are below.

The funds are provided through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to benefit lower income residents of the unincorporated area with projects such as senior centers, parks, drainage improvements and health centers. HCD administers the funds, though the final allocation is not yet known due to federal budget negotiations.

The meeting will also provide general information about the following programs:

  • HOME Investment Partnerships and CDBG Affordable Housing Programs. These are funds for affordable housing programs HCD administers in the unincorporated area and the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Mesa, San Marcos, Santee, and Vista.
  • Emergency Shelter Grants. These funds are for improving the quality and number of emergency shelters and transitional facilities for homeless people and to prevent at-risk families or individuals from becoming homeless. Administered by HCD in the unincorporated area and the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway and Solana Beach.
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS. These funds are for affordable housing and services for low-income households of people living with HIV or AIDS. HCD administers the program for the entire San Diego County region.

Additional information and applications are available on HCD’s website or HCD headquarters at 3989 Ruffin Road in Kearny Mesa. The public can also contact Lorene Kellogg at 858-694-8724 or People who are deaf or hard of hearing can call 866-945-2207.

Anyone who needs assistance to participate in a meeting (e.g., non-English speaking, deaf or hard of hearing, visually impaired, etc.) should call HCD staff at least five days prior to the meeting for special arrangements.

San Diego County Consortium*
Schedule of Community Meetings
Annual Funding Plan, Fiscal Year 2012-13
Applications open for Community Development Block Grant program funds for public improvements that benefit low-moderate income.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Campo Community Center
976 Sheridan Road
Campo, California

Spring Valley
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Spring Valley Library
836 Kempton St. (Community Room)
Spring Valley, California

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
10:00 a.m.
County Sheriff’s Julian Substation
2907 Washington Street
(Coalman Creek Circle – Building C)
Julian, California

Borrego Springs
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
2:00 p.m.
Borrego Springs Senior Center
580 Circle J Drive
Borrego Springs, California

Lincoln Acres
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Lincoln Acres Community Center
2725 Granger Avenue (Moreno Room)
Lincoln Acres, California


Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Lakeside Community Center (Moreno Room)
9841 Vine Street
Lakeside, California

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Ramona Senior/Community Center
434 Aqua Lane
Ramona, California

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Fallbrook Community Center
341 Heald Lane
Fallbrook, California

Casa De Oro
Thursday, September 22, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Casa De Oro Library
9805 Campo Rd., #180
Spring Valley, California

San Diego
Friday, September 23, 2011
10:00 a.m.
County Department of Housing and Community Development
Downstairs Conference Room
3989 Ruffin Road
San Diego, California 

Web meetings: Limited Audience, dates to be determined. For details and login instructions, email your reservation to, or call 858-694-4806
*Public meetings in CDBG participating cities (Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach) and HOME Consortium cities (Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Mesa, San Marcos, Santee, and Vista) will be held in conjunction with 2012-13 CDBG program hearings, conducted by the respective city councils. Please contact these cities directly for their meeting schedules.