Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The City of Tustin participates in the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 created a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to return federal funds to local communities for the purpose of creating housing and other necessary community revitalization activities. The program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons (generally defined as members of a family earning no more than 80 percent of the area median income).
The City of Tustin became an entitlement community (a community with a population of 50,000 or more persons) in 1994. As an entitlement community, the City receives approximately $650,000 annually to allocate to activities such as: acquisition, rehabilitation, construction and improvements to public facilities; public services activities; fair housing services; and assistance to businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities.
The City of Tustin awards CDBG grants for Public Service projects on a three-year cycle (Fiscal Years 2014-2017). CDBG funding applications for Public Service projects for the next funding cycle, Fiscal Years 2014-2017, closed on January 6, 2014. The Citizen Participation Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Tustin Library to receive public input on the submitted Public Service funding applications and make recommendations to the Tustin City Council. Non-profit organizations may request to be placed on the interest list to receive applications for the next funding cycle (Fiscal Years 2017-2020) by calling (714) 573-3123. Funding applications for the next three-year cycle will be available in mid-November 2016, with funds being available July 1st the following year.
CDBG grant funding for Non-Public Service projects is awarded on an annual basis. Applications for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2014-15 closed on January 6, 2014. The Tustin City Council will hold a public hearing in April 2014 to review applications for Non-Public Service Projects and select projects for funding. Applications for the next Fiscal Year (2015-16) will be available in mid-November of 2014.
CDBG grant funding for fair housing services is awarded on an annual basis. Applications for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2014-15 closed on January 6, 2014. The Tustin City Council will hold a public hearing in April 2014 to review applications for fair housing services and select a fair housing services provider. Applications for the next Fiscal Year (2015-16) will be available in mid-November of 2014.
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document, which outlines the low-income population’s needs in the City, a strategy for how the City will meet those needs, and a plan of how the City will use available governmental and private resources to implement its low-income housing strategy. The Consolidated Plan is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition for receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds as well as other federal entitlements.
The Action Plan is a component of the Consolidated Plan that details how the City will spend its annual CDBG allocation for the current program year. The 2014-15 Action Plan was approved by the Tustin City Council on May 6, 2014, and submitted to HUD on May 14, 2014. The 2014-15 Program Year for the CDBG program will begin July 1, 2014.
Copies of the current Consolidated Plan and Action Plan are available for review in the Community Development Department at the City of Tustin City Hall building located at 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, during regular business hours. The documents may be downloaded through the links below. For further information call (714) 573-3123.
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)detailing how the City spent its annual CDBG allocation for the Program Year 2011-12 has been completed. The CAPER is available for review in the Community Development Department at the City of Tustin City Hall building located at 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, during regular business hours. For further information call Ryan Swiontek at (714) 573-3123.
The Fair Housing Foundation (FHF) provides fair housing services for the City of Tustin. FHF promotes equal access to housing opportunities and provides services regarding general housing related assistance, housing discrimination, fair housing outreach/education, and tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities.
For information and service regarding Fair Housing, please contact:
Fair Housing Foundation
3605 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 302
Long Beach, CA 90807
Telephone: (800) 446-3247 or