(Last updated March 7, 2023)
The City's Community Development Division in the Economic Development Department administers the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which is federally funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program allows the City to fund a variety of housing and community/economic development projects that benefit low- to moderate-income (LMI) citizens. Information on current and past projects funded, as well as additional resources to learn more about the program may be found below.
In addition to the CDBG program, the Community Development Division also coordinates with the San Diego Housing Commission and the County of San Diego to administer the following HUD entitlement programs covered by the City's Consolidated Plan:
- The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. The intent of the HOME program is to provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households, expand the capacity of nonprofit housing providers, strengthen the ability of the state and local governments to provide housing, and leverage private sector participation in housing projects. The San Diego Housing Commission administers this program for the City per a Memorandum of Understanding.
- The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program is an entitlement grant program that assists local communities in developing affordable housing opportunities and related supportive services for low-income person(s) living with HIV/AIDS. HOPWA-eligible activities include: direct housing, support services, information and referral, resource identification, technical assistance, and administration expenses. The County of San Diego administers this program for the City per a Memorandum of Understanding.
- The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program supports outreach and shelters for homeless individuals and families who have been living on the streets and other places not meant for people to live. The ESG program also supports programs that prevent or rapidly re-house homeless San Diegans. The San Diego Housing Commission administers this program for the City per a Memorandum of Understanding.
- Council Policy 700-02: Community Development Block Grant Program
- Programmatic Agreement with State Historic Preservation Officer
- FY 2024 CPAB Application Sccores & Ranking (Note: scores and grant award recommendations are not finalized until the City Council has approved the awards as part of the Annual Action Plan process)
- FY 2023 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking (Approved by City Council on April 26, 2022)
- FY 2022 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
- FY 2021 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
- Finalized FY 2020 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
- Public Service Projects
- Small/Emerging Organization Public Service Projects
- Community & Economic Development Projects
- Nonprofit Capital Improvement Projects
- Sustainability Projects
- Single Family Housing Rehabilitation Projects
- Neighborhood Business Improvement Program
- Catalytic Neighborhood Investment Programs
- Finalized FY 2019 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
- Finalized FY 2018 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
- Finalized FY 2017 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
- Finalized FY 2016 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
- Finalized FY 2015 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
- Finalized FY 2014 CPAB Application Scores & Ranking
- FY 2013
- FY 2012
- FY 2011
- FY 2010
Performance Report Cards
The City evaluates the performance of it partner organizations upon completion of CDBG-funded projects. Fiscal, administrative, and programmatic performance is considered in the evaluation, and performance indicators and standards in those areas are used to assign performance scores to the organizations (poor performance results in negative scores). Should these same organizations reapply for CDBG funding, past performance scores are factored into the evaluation of their subsequent project proposals. Available below are the performance report cards by fiscal year and project category. (Note that "MPR" refers to the "Monthly Programmatic Report" that organizations submit to the City to provide a status update on the implementation of their CDBG-funded projects. "RFR" refers to the "Request for Reimbursement" that organizations submit to the City to report on their project expenditures and justify the portion of those expenditures that should be covered by CDBG funding.)
- FY 2017
- FY 2016
- FY 2015
Geographic Targeting is a way for the City to help stabilize and improve neighborhoods in San Diego by directing HUD Program funds, including capital improvement, economic development, and community services, to specific areas identified by an analysis. These areas may experience higher unemployment, lower income levels, and other such economic and demographic indicators at rates that demonstrate a higher level of need than other areas. Such analysis also takes into account "existing conditions" like housing stock, public infrastructure, and facilities. While HUD Programs are primarily intended to serve individuals and areas that are low to moderate income as defined by HUD, the City's Geographic Targeting strategy uses data to create impact in geographic areas with the most need.
HUD-Eligible LMI Census Block Group Maps
The information on low/moderate-income (LMI) census block groups from the maps below was taken from the U.S. Census American Community Survey. For more information about the Survey data, visit their website.
- 2015 LMI Census Block Groups for City of San Diego
- 2010 Eligible Block Group Tables by City Council District
- 2000 Versus 2010 Contrast Map for LMI Census Block Groups for City of San Diego
- HUD Income Limits for City of San Diego - Updated June 2023
- HUD Financial Management Curriculum
- U.S. Census Bureau Census Tract Search
- U.S. Office of Inspector General CDBG Hotline
- HUD Fair Housing Regulations
- HUD Playing by the Rules Handbook