Journal:

CDBG and HOME Awards for the 2021-2022 Program Year

June 23, 2021

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) provide annual grants to the City of Santa Cruz to implement local housing strategies designed to increase homeownership and affordable housing opportunities as well as programming for low and very low-income residents.

The CDBG and HOME awards have been finalized for the 2021-2022 program year (PY).

  • City staff brought their recommendations to the Community Programs Committee (CPC) on February 25, 2021, to provide input and funding recommendations.
  • City staff brought the CPC recommendations from that meeting for full City Council consideration on March 23, 2021.
  • The City Council met on April 27, 2021, to finalize the budget for the 2021-2022 PY HOME & CDBG funding awards. The final funding amounts include $627,351 for CDBG and $396,141 for HOME.

The breakdown of funding allocated for administration, programs, and projects are below (*this breakdown includes additional funding from past PY’s):

CDBG and HOME awards

Fund allocation aligns with the top housing and community development needs identified in the 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan, input received in public meetings, and discussions of elected officials during plan development.

Project descriptions:

  • Senior Center Market Street: Building rehabilitation including ADA improvements, lighting and electrical, mold remediation, plumbing, and fixtures.
  • Homeless Infrastructure: hygiene bay renovations which include rehabilitation of homeless facilities, designated homeless bathrooms.
  • Senior Studio: Foundation, electrical hookups, and ADA ramp for installation of an existing modular unit to be used as a studio for the seniors at Louden Nelson Community Center.
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