Administering the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Act Program (HOME) entitlement grant programs are two of the primary functions of the Division. The federal entitlement grants are used to promote affordable housing, rehabilitate substandard housing, build new park facilities, provide neighborhood improvements, remove barriers to the handicapped and fund public services for low and moderate income residents. Public services are provided through non-profit, delegate agencies under third party contracts with the City. Typically, subrecipient agencies provide community assistance in the areas of family/adolescent counseling, senior nutrition, training for physically challenged individuals, provision of supplemental food, senior legal service and assistance to victims of domestic violence.
The Housing & Community Services Division offers the Neighborhood Conservation and Improvement Program (NCIP), a multi-purpose program offering technical and financial assistance to qualified residents. The NCIP is designed to address building and housing code deficiencies and the abatement of hazardous conditions for homeowners. All kinds of house repairs may be addressed through the NCIP: re-roofing, plumbing, heating/cooling, electrical, termite damage, foundation, handicapped accessibility and weatherization are examples.
Documents Available for Public Review:
Notice of Public Hearing to Obtain Public Comments for the City of Santa Clara's FY 2016-17 Annual Plan for the use of Federal Community Development Block Grants and Home Investment Partnerships Act Entitlement Funds (PDF)
Proof of Publication for Notice of Public Hearing and Availability of Draft Consolidated Plan 2015-2020 (PDF)
Draft Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2015-2020 of the CDBG and HOME Programs (PDF)
Notice of Public Hearing and Availability for Public Review of Draft Consolidated Plan for the Period 2015-2020 (PDF)
Housing Successor Annual Report Regarding the Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund for Fiscal Year 2013-14 for the Santa Clara Housing Authority
Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2010-2015 of the CDBG and HOME Programs
Citizen Participation Plan For Entitlement Programs (PDF)