Community Development Block Grant Program
COVID-19 Micro-Business Assistance Program
The Micro-Business Assistance Program will provide grants up to $7,500 to micro-businesses (five (5) or fewer employees and owned by low or moderate income individuals) that were adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Micro-Business grants can be used for costs associated with rent and utilities.
Applications will be accepted on a "first come, first served basis"
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
Orange County’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) is a thorough examination of structural barriers to fair housing choice and access to opportunity for members of historically marginalized groups protected from discrimination by the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). The AI also outlines fair housing priorities and goals to overcome fair housing issues. In addition, the AI lays out meaningful strategies that can be implemented to achieve progress towards the County’s obligation to affirmatively furthering fair housing.
The History and Purpose of Community Development Block Grant Funding (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement 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.
The CDBG program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a primary source of funds for the City's community development and housing programs. As an eligible City, as defined by HUD, the City of La Habra receives funds annually to carry out CDBG eligible activities. The City directs these funds to housing, economic development, public facilities, and public service projects designed to meet the needs of very low and low income persons.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program was enacted in 1974 by President Gerald Ford through the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and took effect in January 1975.
About the Program
The City of La Habra receives Community Development Block Grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The housing section administers the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, including:
- Coordination of City and neighborhood council 1-year funding priorities
- Design, bid, award, and construction of neighborhood public infrastructure improvements
- Preparation and submittal of all required federal reports
- Preparation and monitoring of sub recipient agreements
The section is charged with increasing and preserving the community's supply of affordable low and moderate income housing to comply with state and federal requirements. This goal is addressed by providing rehabilitation loans to existing low / moderate income owner-occupants of single-family residences and mobile homes. Further, the funds assist the city in CDBG eligible areas with public infrastructure improvements.
For More Information
A portion of these funds may be made available to nonprofit agencies for programs and projects that benefit low and moderate income La Habra residents. For more information about the CDBG program, please contact the City of La Habra Community Development Department. Please also check out the Citizen Participation Plan (PDF) to learn more about participation.