Font Size:

CDBG, HOME, ESG, Continuum of Care, and Business and Economic Development


 

 

Community Development staff is dedicated to serving the diverse needs of Ventura County residents, primarily those with lower incomes, to meet the unmet needs for affordable and supportive housing, community development programs, social service programs and economic development opportunities. We achieve this through a variety of projects and programs:

Christy Madden
Community Development
Christy Madden
(805) 654-2679

Administration of three U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs: Staff must maintain the County's qualification to receive annual CDBG, HOME, and ESG entitlement funds. The County's Entitlement Area consists of the cities of Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, and the unincorporated area of the County of Ventura. Staff works closely with the cooperating cities in planning the use of these funds. Staff also works with County residents (principally those with low or moderate incomes) to assess local needs, and plan and implement projects and programs to meet those needs. Click on the link on the menu for "HUD Grants" to learn more about these programs and funding opportunities.

Administration of the HUD Ventura County Continuum of Care grant program: Click on the link at the right for "Homeless Grants" to learn more about homeless programs and funding opportunities, including the CoC Program and NOFA.

Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program - The MCC entitles a buyer to take a federal income tax credit of twenty percent (20%) of the annual interest paid on their home mortgage for the life of the loan. Because the MCC reduces federal income taxes and increases the buyer's net earnings, it is a great help in qualifying for a first home mortgage. Visit www.calhfa.ca.gov/homeownership/programs/index.htm for further information.

Piru Redevelopment Area - The Piru Redevelopment Project was established in response to the Northridge earthquake and a continuing series of aftershocks that struck the area in January 1994. On December 29, 2011 the California State Supreme Court upheld ABx1 26 which dissolved all redevelopment agencies in the state of California, effective February 1, 2012.
Click here for further information.


Special Projects - Farmworker Housing, 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, Housing Trust Fund

Please contact the following staff regarding these programs:

HUD Program Manager and Special Projects
Christy Madden
805.654.2679 christy.madden@ventura.org
Homeless Grants Management: ESG and Continuum of Care
Tara Carruth
805.654.3838 tara.carruth@ventura.org
HOME and NSP
Tracy McAulay
805.654.2876 tracy.mcaulay@ventura.org
CDBG, HUD Plans Development, IDIS, Regulatory Compliance Monitoring, and Piru RDA Successor Agency
Mary Ann Guariento
805.654.2852 maryann.guariento@ventura.org

 

For questions regarding CDBG projects within the following cities:
City Contact Number Email
Fillmore Michael McGivney 805-524-1500 mmcgivney@ci.fillmore.ca.us
Moorpark Jessica Sandifer 805-517-6230 jsandifer@moorparkca.gov
Ojai Andrea Mackey 805-646-5581 x209 amackey@ci.ojai.ca.us
Port Hueneme Jennifer Arriola 805-986-6552 jarriola@cityofporthueneme.org
Santa Paula Elisabeth Paniagua 805-525-0626 epaniagua@spcity.org

 

CEO Banner

NOTE: As a convenience to our visitors, this page may contain links to external websites that are not managed or controlled by the County of Ventura.