The City of Victorville's Redevelopment Housing Division has developed a strong relationship with reputable non-proft organizations to provide the best assistance possible to residents. The Redevelopment Housing Division provides funding for selected non-profit organizations to provide services to the community including homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, graffitti abatement, after school programs, meals on wheels and code enforcement programs. Non-profit organizations interested in partnering with the City of Victorville can find out more about the programs below or by contacting (760) 955-5032 or email@example.com.
Housing and Community Development Grants
The Economic Development Department manages the City's U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants that are known as the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Grants Program. These grants include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).
2009 - 2010 HCD Draft Action Plan
The HDC Grant program consists of two federal programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnership program. The Victorville Action plan shows how the City will use the grant money to address local needs and meet specific program requirements.
2009-2010 Third Program Year Action Plan (PDF - 1,982kb)
2009-2010 Third Program Year Action Plan Appendix (PDF - 442kb)
2008-2009 Second Program Year Action Plan (PDF - 642kb)
2008-2009 Second Program Year Action Plan Appendix (PDF - 1840kb)
Apple Valley Adopted Action Plan (PDF - 1272kb)
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Amendment (PDF - 1,899kb)
CDBG is authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 replacing several community development categorical grant programs. CDBG is one of HUD's programs which provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties (called "entitlement communities") with annual direct grants that they can use to provide decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons. The City became an entitlement community in 1997 and annually receives approximately $900,486 in CDBG funds.
See CDBG target area map and exhibits...
HOME is authorized under Title II of the Crantson-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990. HOME provides grant and loan funding for affordable housing activities. In 2004, the City formed a HOME Consortium with the Town of Apple Valley in order to meet the threshold of obtaining HOME entitlement status with HUD. The successful formation of the Apple Valley/Victorville Consortium resulted in an annual allocation of funds to both communities. Annually the City receives approximately $343,578 in HOME funds.
The consortium is required to set aside a minimum of 15% of its HOME funds for CHDOs. A Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a certified, non-profit, community based service consortium that has, or intends to retain staff for the purpose of developing affordable housing in the community it serves. For more information, or to request a CHDO certification application package, contact the HCD Grants Program at (760) 243-6312.
Priorities for the City's HCD grants are specified in the 2012-2017 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan addresses the City's goals and strategies for housing and community development over a five-year period.
The City implements the Consolidated Plan through an Annual Action Plan. The Annual Action Plan identifies the specific use of grant funds for projects and activities during the applicable program year. The City then reports its accomplishments annually in a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
Before the City can spend its HCD Grant funds, it must consult with neighboring jurisdictions and hold public hearings to receive input from citizen's, public agencies, and other interested parties regarding the City's needs and strategies, as well as the use of funds. Through public hearings, which are advertised in local newspapers, you can have an impact on how these funds should be spent. For further information about citizen participation, review the City's Citizen Participation Plan (PDF - 15kb).
Each year in November, the City accepts applications from non-profit organizations and City departments for Grant funds.HCD Grant Applications and Instructions are currently available for the 2013-2014 program year. For more information, or to request an application package by mail, contact the HCD Grants Program at (760) 243-6312.