Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs

Ventura receives federal funds each year through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding activities and programs that achieve the following:
  • Provide decent housing
  • Establish and maintain a suitable living environment
  • Expand economic development opportunities
HUD funding is provided through two grant programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. The CDBG and HOME funds collectively provide funding for various community programs including the Business Assistance Micro-Loan Program, Affordable Housing Development, the city's Capital Improvement Plan Program (such as street improvement projects and ADA improvements), Small Business Technical Assistance, and other affordable housing and community development activities.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the CDBG program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which provides funding to municipalities for the purpose of developing viable urban communities. These activities and programs are primarily aimed at benefiting the city's low- to moderate-income households.


The CDBG Application period has closed.  Please check back next year for the 2018-2019 Pre-Funding Workshop dates.

Home Investment Partnerships (HOME)

Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) was created by the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (NAHA) and is also administered by HUD. The intent of HOME is to:
  • Provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households
  • Expand the capacity of nonprofit housing providers
  • Strengthen the ability of state and local governments to provide housing
  • Leverage private sector participation

Five-Year Consolidated Plan & Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan

The Consolidated Plan identifies the priority community development needs for the city, including housing, neighborhood development, infrastructure improvements, anti-poverty strategies, and human services. The priority needs are then ranked as high, medium or low priorities.

The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan (PDF), adopted by City Council on May 11, 2015, identifies the strategies for addressing the priority community needs for the five years ending June 2019.

Additionally, HUD approved the City's Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Plan, addressing the needs of the Westside under NRSA goals and guidelines. Review the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan (PDF).

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan(CPP) is designed to specifically encourage public participation in the development or amendment process by low- and moderate-income persons, particularly residents of slum and blighted areas or predominately low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, where HUD program funding is proposed to be used.  Specific public engagement is required for developing the following activities:

  • Five Year Consolidated Plan
  • Assessment of Fair Housing
  • Annual Action Plan
  • Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Reports (CAPER), and
  • Substantial Amendments to the any of those mentioned above, or substantial changes to CDBG- or HOME-funded projects.

The draft CPP is scheduled for a public hearing and review during the City Council meeting on June 12, 2017.  The public may comment on this document during the City Council meeting or send written comments to Andrea Palmer, Associate Planner, P.O. Box 99, Ventura, CA 93002-0099.  Click here to review the Draft Citizen Participation Plan.

Annual Action Plan - CDBG & HOME

Every year, the city prepares an Annual Action and Funding Plan, which details the projects and programs to be undertaken with the city's federal entitlement funds in achieving the goals identified in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The Action Plan also outlines the goals and proposed outcomes for funded projects.

The 2017-2018 Draft Annual Action and Funding Plan is the third Action Plan under the City's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and was approved by City Council on June 12, 2017
The 2016-2017 Annual Action and Funding Plan (PDF) is the second Action Plan under the City's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and was approved by Council on May 9, 2016.

The 2015-2016 Annual Action and Funding Plan (PDF) is the first Action Plan under the City's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and was approved by Council on May 11, 2015.

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The CAPER is a summary of the progress toward meeting the goals and objectives that were outlined in the Consolidated Plan and its Annual Action for that reporting period. The 2015-2016 CAPER (PDF) is the first performance and evaluation report submitted to HUD under the City's 2015-2016 Consolidated Plan.

This report details the expenditures made in the City's Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

2015 CDBG & HOME Annual Progress Report

View a review (PDF) of accomplishments achieved with federally-funded community development and housing grants.