The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG is a formula grant allocated to local governments for the purpose of developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate-income.
Each year, the City receives approximately $200,000 of CDBG funds from HUD for local community development, housing activities, and public services. The City administers the distribution of funds to service providers and for capital projects. Regulations governing the CDBG program require that each activity meet one of the following three broad national objectives:
- Benefit people with low and moderate incomes
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
- Meet an urgent need (such as earthquake, flood, or hurricane relief)
The following examples of the activities and services that the City has implemented with CDBG funding:
- Niguel Woods Street Improvement project
- Sea Country Senior Center Expansion project
Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Counseling Services
- Services for youth, senior, persons with disabilities, and homeless
FY 2020/2021 30-day Public Notice and Public Hearing
The draft FY 2020/2021 draft Action Plan, Consolidated Plan, and Analysis to Impediments to fair housing available for public review from April 4th to May 4th, 2020. The draft plans will be considered at a Public Hearing at the May 5, 2020 City Council Meeting. Persons requesting information should email Mike Linares at CDBG@cityoflagunaniguel.org.
2-1-1 Orange County
2-1-1 Orange County offers a comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. Callers seeking assistance can dial 211 (toll-free) or (888) 600-4357 24 hours-a-day and be connected to trained, multilingual Information and Referral specialists.
The City contracts with the Fair Housing Council of Orange County to provide fair housing services. The agency works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Orange County by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity, and preserving dignity and human rights. If you have been the victim of housing discrimination or have a landlord/tenant issue, call (714)569-0823 or go to the Fair Housing of OC’s website.