Request For Proposal
The City of Ventura is accepting proposals for the Request For Proposals for: Homeless Prevention and Diversion Program Tenant Based Rental Assistance by Friday, April 21, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
The City of Ventura provides for numerous community development, and affordable housing activities through the Redevelopment Agency, federal grants including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, and the city's Affordable Housing Program.
The City of Ventura's CDBG 2023-2024 funding application is now available. Applications are due 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2023.
Through these programs, Ventura's neighborhoods are enhanced and stabilized by eliminating blighted conditions, developing affordable housing, preserving and repairing existing housing stock, opportunities, constructing and repairing infrastructure such as roads, intersections, and parking lots, making accessibility improvements, providing shelter for homeless individuals and families, educating communities through training programs and library services, assisting community groups and councils in serving the community, and much more.
The draft HOME-American Rescue Plan (ARP) Allocation Plan details the planned use of the HOME-ARP funds and how the funds will be expended. The City’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan was developed in accordance with the requirements outlined in HUD Notice CPD-21-10. The City will submit the plan as a Substantial Amendment to its 2021 Annual Action Plan. All interested parties are invited to provide comments on the draft Plans during the 15-day comment period. Written communications may submitted online or mailed to: Ventura City Council, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001.
At its regular meeting on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m., the Ventura City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the adoption of the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. At this meeting, the Council will receive public comments on the Plan and consider authorizing submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA
NOTICE OF 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS re.
2022-2023 Annual Action & FUNDING plan AND
Amendment to the 2019-2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Buenaventura (Ventura) has prepared its DRAFT 2022-2023 Annual Action and Funding Plan (Plan) and the Amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. The public review and written comment period will begin on May 26, 2022 and conclude June 24, 2022.
The DRAFT 2022-2023 Action Plan and a summary of the proposed changes to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan will be available for review as of May 26, 2022 on the City's website. A printed copy of the Plan will be available in the City Clerk’s office during regular City Hall business hours at 501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001, Rm 204.
On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 6:00 p.m., the City Council will conduct a public hearing at a special meeting for the review and discussion of the applications received for 2022-2023 CDBG funding.
On Monday, June 27, 2022 p.m., the City Council will conduct a public hearing at its regular meeting to consider approval of staff recommendations for 2022-2023 CDBG funding and adoption of the 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan and approval of the Amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. At this meeting, the Council will receive public comments on the Plans and consider authorizing submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Annual Action Plan details how CDBG and HOME funds will be expended during the 2022-2023 program year, and the summary of the proposed amendment to the 2019-2020 Action Plan will detail how CDBG-CV funds might be reallocated. All interested parties are invited to provide comments on the draft Plans during the 30-day comment period. Written communications may be directed to:
VENTURA CITY COUNCIL, 501 POLI STREET,
VENTURA, CA 93001
Or by email at:
All interested persons are invited to be present and be heard at either or both public hearing(s). Written communications may be directed to: Ventura City Council, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001. City Council meetings are currently conducted as a hybrid meeting allowing attendees to participate either in-person or virtually. For more information about participating in City Council meetings: Agenda Center.
The primary purpose of the CDBG program is the development of viable communities, decent housing, and expanding economic opportunities for persons of low- and moderate-incomes. The primary purpose of the HOME program is to provide housing opportunities for low-income persons. The Annual Action and Funding Plans detail how CDBG, CDBG-CV, and HOME funds will be expended during the 2022-2023 program year.
Publication of this notice is the beginning of the 30-day public review period required under Federal Regulation 24 CFR 91.105.
Published: May 25, 2022
FUNDING PUBLIC NOTICE
VENTURA ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF 2022-23
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING
The City annually receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, for the purpose of addressing the unmet needs of lower-income persons and households in Ventura. On Monday, February 28, 2022, the City of Ventura will post the 2022-2023 CDBG funding application on its website.
Non-profit housing and community development organizations are invited to apply for a share of the City’s CDBG funding. Proposed projects must be located within Ventura city limits and meet the CDBG program objectives and eligibility criteria. While funding for Public Service projects is limited by CDBG regulations, organizations are encouraged to apply for these activities.
Funding allocations are based on Congressional appropriations in the Federal budget. As of the date of this notice, HUD has not announced the CDBG funding allocations for the 2022-23 program year. For planning purposes, the City is using the previous year grant amount of $771,000.00. This estimate will be updated as soon as HUD releases the allocations.
The City will accept funding applications beginning Tuesday March 1, 2022 through Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
Organizations interested in applying for funds must attend the MANDATORY PRE-FUNDING WORKSHOP, will be held virtually in early March. To be considered for funding, applications must be received, via email, by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22nd. The CDBG program year runs from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
Beginning February 28, 2022, application forms, filing requirements, instructions, and details about the Mandatory Pre-Funding Workshop will be available on the City’s website:
For further information about the CDBG program or the funding process, contact:
Jennie Buckingham, Senior Planner, via Email, or
Dori Boyer, Management Analyst, via Email.
Published March 1, 2022
NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS (RROF)
August 21, 2023
City of San Buenaventura (Ventura)
Community Development Housing Services
501 Poli Street; Ventura CA 93001
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Ventura.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about August 28, 2023 the City of Ventura will authorize the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of 31 Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers, as authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937, Section 8(c)(9), as amended, to undertake a project known as Valentine Road for the purpose of rehabilitating an existing hotel into 134 studios of permanent housing for individuals experiencing homelessness and at risk of experiencing homelessness. The project is located at 5818 Valentine Road, Ventura, California, 93003, and has an estimated project cost of $63,000,000.
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the City of Ventura City Clerk’s office located at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Room 204, Ventura CA 93001. The ERR may be examined or copied during the City’s regular business hours:
City Hall Hours: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/1987/City-Hall-Hours
The public may also review the ERR electronically at the link shown below:
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Ventura. All comments received by Monday, August 28, 2023, will be considered by the City of Ventura prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. Any individual, group or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City of Ventura, 501 Poli Street, Ventura CA 93001, Attention: Lee Sherman at [email protected].
The City of Ventura certifies to HUD that Certifying Officer Neda Zayer in her capacity as the Interim Community Development Director consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the RE’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Ventura; (b) the City of Ventura has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD at the Los Angeles Field Office, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Suite #4054, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Neda Zayer, Certifying Officer
City of Ventura Interim Community Development Director