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Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program
The City of Victorville’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which provides eligible entitlement communities with annual grant allocations that can be used 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.
The City’s Home Investment Partnership (HOME) grant is authorized under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990. HOME funds are required to be used for affordable housing activities. In 2003, the City formed a HOME consortium with the Town of Apple Valley (the “HOME Consortium”) in order to meet the threshold of obtaining HOME entitlement status with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which results in an annual allocation of funds to both communities.
Pursuant to Section 24 CFR Part 91, HUD has established regulations that set forth the Consolidated Plan process. The Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs, market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The Consolidated Plan, which may have a duration of between 3 and 5 years, describes the jurisdiction’s community development priorities and multiyear goals based on an assessment of housing and community development needs, an analysis of current housing and economic market conditions and available resources. Subpart E of Section 24 CFR Part 91 requires local governments that participate in a consortium to include said consortium in the ConPlan. Pursuant to this regulation, on April 19, 2022, the City of Victorville adopted the 2022-2026 Consolidated Plan, including the required consortium component.
Annual Action Plans
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Each year, grantees must submit an updated Action Plan describing the specific planned uses for the HUD entitlement funds. This FY 23-24 Annual Action Plan represents the Second Program Year of the 2022-2026 Consortium Consolidated Plan and will be presented to the Victorville City Council on April 18, 2023.
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to provide housing, support services and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness and other vulnerable populations. These funds were allocated by formula to jurisdictions that qualify for funding through the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In September 2021, the Apple Valley-Victorville HOME Consortium (Consortium) was allocated $2,913,966 in HOME ARP funds.
In order to use the funds, the Consortium was required to develop priorities of eligible activities and an allocation plan that describes how the Consortium indents to distribute these funds. The allocation plan process included community and stakeholder engagement, surveys, service gap analysis and data from existing reports. The Allocation Plan will be available for public review and comment from September 16, 2022 to October 17, 2022. Please submit any comments or questions to the City’s Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (760)243-6312.
A Public Hearing will be held before the City Council on Tuesday, October 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed Substantial Amendments to the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan.
FY 21 Substantial Amendment HOME-ARP Plan Draft
Public Notice HOME-ARP - Spanish
Housing and Urban Development Programs
Each year the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funds to local jurisdictions through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for local community development, housing activities, and public services. The primary objective of the HUD CDBG Program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily focused on low- and moderate-income person and neighborhoods. As a direct recipient of CDBG funds from HUD, the City is required to make strategic choices on how they administer and fund their local programs. The City’s planning, implementation, and evaluation of its use of CDBG funds are guided by the framework established by HUD’s CDBG regulations and are integrated into the following plans:
2020-2021 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT
2019-2020 SECOND SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO ACTION PLAN
2020-2021 DRAFT ACTION PLAN PUBLIC NOTICE - ENGLISH
2020-2021 DRAFT ACTION PLAN PUBLIC NOTICE - SPANISH
The CARES Act
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136, to directly address the impacts of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. As part of the CARES Act, Congress appropriated $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds. Of this amount, the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has immediately allocated $2 billion, based on the fiscal year 2020 CDBG formula. The remaining $3 billion will be allocated on needs, using best available data, in the following tranches, or portions:
- $1 billion will be allocated States and insular areas within 45 days of enactment of the CARES Act
- $2 billion will be distributed to states and local governments at the discretion of the HUD Secretary.
The City of Victorville has been allocated $810,528 in the first allocation of CDBG-CV funds. These funds are supplemental to the annual allocations of CDBG funds the City receives and shall specifically be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. The City is in the process of assessing the immediate needs in the community in order to determine where best to direct this special allocation. The City is required to direct a minimum of 70% of the funding to low-moderate income persons and households, per CDBG regulations.
Additionally, HUD has issued waivers of certain regulatory requirements related to Consolidated Plan and Citizen Participation requirements. The City of Victorville will be utilizing these waivers in order to expedite the use and implementation of these funds:
- Citizen Participation Plan Comment Period - this waiver grants a reduction of the required 30-day comment period to no less than five (5) days, in order to expedite the City's ability to lessen the negative effects of the coronavirus with the regulatory requirement to provide our citizens with governmental transparency and opportunity to comment. Accordingly, the City will be providing citizens with a reduced public comment period of five (5) days.
- Citizen Participation Reasonable Notice and Opportunity to Comment - this waiver grants the City the ability to determine, outside the adopted Citizen Participation Plan, what constitutes reasonable notice and opportunity to comment during its efforts to limit public gatherings and expedite the use of funds.
HUD is not limiting the amount of this funding that may go to public service activities, which include, but are not limited to, those concerned with preventing homelessness, including subsistence rent and utility payment assistance programs; costs associated with the operation of food banks, community kitchens, and food pantries; and programs serving multiple groups of clients, such as meal delivery services for homeless, elderly, or disabled persons.
The City is also assessing economic development assistance for small businesses, in the form of grants or loans that would aim at the retention of jobs or assist new businesses create new jobs. Economic Development assistance with CDBG-CV funds is also subject to HUD's requirements to prioritize funds to low- to moderate-income (LMI) persons; therefore, these grants or loans would be specially aimed at LMI business owners or businesses that hire LMI workers.
If you need additional information, please contact the Development Department at
(760) 243-6312 or by email at email@example.com.
Amendment to Citizen Participation Plan
Amendment to Consolidated Plan 2017-2021
Amendment to 2019-2020 Action Plan
The City of Victorville and Town of Apple Valley/Victorville HOME Consortium Assessment of Fair Housing(AFH) related Data and Plan can be found below:
ASSESSMENT OF FAIR HOUSING PLAN