Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 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 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.


2020-2021 CDBG FUNDING INSTRUCTIONS & APPLICATION



The CDBG Application period is open from February 3, 2020 through March 6, 2020. All applicant must attend the February 3, 2020 Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) Workshop.

Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)


Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) was created by the  Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (NAHA) and is also administered by HUD. The intent of HOME program 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

2019-2020 HOME FUNDING INSTRUCTIONS & APPLICATION



The City of Ventura's HOME Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) is currently closed.  If your organization is interested in submitting an application during a future NOFA, please email the Planning Division and include HOME in the subject line.

2020-2024 Five-Year Regional Consolidated Plan & Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan


The Regional Consolidated Plan (Plan) outlines the countywide process for the County of Ventura, its unincorporated areas, and the Cities of Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks HUD-funded goals throughout a 5-year period.  The Plan identifies community needs and gaps, provides data analyses and prioritizes goals based upon citizen, stakeholder, and municipal input for improving and stabilizing low-and moderate-income households and neighborhoods. A comprehensive Strategic Plan is also identified in the Plan. The Strategic Plan supports each Annual Action Plan to implement programs and services necessary to address the needs and gaps within the community.

Outreach and Planning efforts have concluded for the 2020-2024 Five-Year Regional Consolidated Plan, the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) and the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Plans. To review these documents, please click on the corresponding links below:
Draft Regional Consolidated Plan and Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice https://www.ventura.org/county-executive-office/community-development/hud-plans-reports/5yr-regional-consolidated-plan/

Draft Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan
These draft document will be available for review and public comment from January 21, 20120 through April 24, 2020. During this period, please send any written comments for the Regional Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to the following:
C/o Christy Madden, County Executive Office,
County of Ventura
800 S. Victoria Avenue, L#1940
Ventura, CA 93009
Email: Community.Development@ventura.org
For comments on the NRSA document, please send written comments to:
Andrea Palmer, Associate Planner
Ventura City Hall
P.O. Box 99
Ventura, CA 93002
Email: apalmer@cityofventura.ca.gov

2015-2019 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 updated CPP was adopted by City Council on June 12, 2017. 

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 2019-2020 Annual Action and Funding Plan is the fifth and final Action Plan under the 2015 City's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan was approved by City Council on May 6, 2019.

The 2018-2019 CDBG Reallocation Plan is the first proposed amendment under the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, and for the 2018-2019 Annual Action and Funding Plan.

The 2018-2019 Annual Action and Funding Plan is the fourth Action Plan under the City's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and was approved by City Council on May 7, 2018.
 
The 2017-2018 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 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 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.

Click here to view the 2018-2019 CAPER (PDF), the fourth annual performance and evaluation report submitted to HUD under the City's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. This CAPER details the expenditures made in the City's CDBG and HOME programs during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018.

Click here to view the 2017-2018 CAPER (PDF), the third annual performance and evaluation report submitted to HUD under the City's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. This CAPER details the expenditures made in the City's CDBG and HOME programs during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Click here to view the 2016-2017 CAPER (PDF), the second annual performance and evaluation report submitted to HUD under the City's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.  This CAPER details the expenditures made in the City's CDBG and HOME programs during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Click here to view the 2015-2016 CAPER (PDF), the first annual performance and evaluation report submitted to HUD under the City's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.  This CAPER details the expenditures made in the City's CDBG and HOME programs during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.