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:
Housing Successor Annual Report Regarding the Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund for Fiscal Year 2014-15 Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 34176.1(F) for the Santa Clara Housing Authority (PDF)
Notice of Public Hearing on the City of Santa Clara Proposed Substantial Amendment to the Annual Plan for Program Year 2015-2016 for use of Federal Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Act Entitlement Funds (PDF)
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)