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 $700,000 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.
On June 20, 2017, the City Council amended the Citizen Participation Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program modifying the funding cycle for public service activities from a three-year to a one-year funding cycle. CDBG grant funding for Non-Public Service projects and fair housing services is also awarded on an annual basis. The Tustin City Council will hold a public hearing in April 2018 to review applications for public services, non-public services, and fair housing services for the 2018-19 Program Year.
Notices of Funding Availability for the 2018-19 Program Year were released on November 16, 2017, and Request for Funding Applications have been collected. The Citizen Participation Committee held a public meeting on February 22, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Clifton C. Miller Community Center located at 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, CA 92780, to make a recommendation on funding allocations to the City Council. If your organization would like to be added to the interest list for future CDBG notifications, please call 714-573-3138.
Consolidated Plan and Action Plan
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 2017-18 Action Plan was approved by the Tustin City Council on April 18, 2017, and submitted to HUD on May 16, 2017. The 2017-18 Program Year for the CDBG program began July 1, 2017.
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 also be downloaded through the links below. For further information call (714) 573-3138.
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) detailing how the City spent its annual CDBG allocation for the Program Year 2016-17 has been completed. A link to the CAPER is provided below, and it is also 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 Adrianne DiLeva-Johnson at (714) 573-3138.
Fair Housing Services
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
(800) 446-3247 or (562) 989-1206