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:
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.
Please contact the following staff regarding these programs:
|For questions regarding CDBG projects within the following cities:|
|Ojai||Andrea Mackey||805-646-5581 email@example.com|
|Port Hueneme||Jennifer Arriolafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Santa Paula||Elisabeth Paniaguaemail@example.com|