The City of Fresno receives entitlement funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (Cal HCD). This funding is used to benefit low- and moderate-income persons residing in the City by strengthening and revitalizing communities through housing and neighborhood investment. The Housing and Community Development Division is responsible for administering these funds.
Housing and Community Development
Public Comment Opportunities
Residents have an opportunity to review and comment on proposed reports and plans during public comment periods. The City encourages public comments on its draft plans and reports which will be posted below during public comment periods. Written comments may be submitted to: City of Fresno
Planning and Development Department
Attn: Housing and Community Development Division
2600 Fresno Street Room 3065
Fresno CA 93721
Phone: (559) 621-8300
TTY: (559) 621-8721
Fax: (559) 457-1579
Residents are also encouraged to participate in Public Hearings that provide an additional opportunity to review and comment on proposed reports and plans. Details about upcoming Public Hearings are listed below.
Current Public Comment Opportunities
None at this time.
Community Meetings & Public Hearings
None at this time.
The City is the annual recipient of federal housing and community development funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a condition of receiving the funds, the City prepares an annual action plan detailing the activities funded with the federal dollars for the following programs:
CDBG Funding is the most flexible program and helps jurisdictions address various community development needs in four main funding categories: Public Service, Community, and Economic Development, Capital Improvements Projects, and Planning and Administration. These services are provided through either subrecipients or in-house city staff.
The ESG Program supports outreach to and housing first opportunities for homeless individuals and families and those at risk of becoming homeless through qualified service providers.
HOME funding is used for various housing-related programs and activities, typically to address the housing needs of jurisdictions through the preservation or creation of affordable housing opportunities. These services are provided through affordable housing developers, Community Housing Development Organizations, non-profit affordable housing developers and/or in-house staff.
HOPWA supports communities in developing affordable housing opportunities and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/Aids and their families through qualified service providers.
Notice of Funding Available
The City announces various Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) opportunities throughout the year. Additional details regarding the application process, submission instructions, technical assistance, and selection notification are provided in the NOFA document. As available, current NOFA opportunities are listed on the Notice of Funding Availability webpage.
2021-2022 Fair Housing NOFA
- 2021-2022 Fair Housing NOFA Handbook
- 2021-2022 Fair Housing NOFA Application (Due July 28, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.)
- 2021-2022 Fair Housing NOFA Operating Budget Summary Workbook
2021-2022 HOME and PLHA NOFA
2021-2022 Consolidated NOFA
- 2021-2022 Consolidated NOFA – Owner Occupied Home Repair, Homeless and Homelessness Prevention, and Public and Community Services (Due March 5, 2021)
- 2021-2022 Consolidated NOFA Handbook
- NOFA Part A – Cover Page: Non-Profit Organizations
- NOFA Part A – Cover Page: Units of Government
- NOFA Part B – Application: Owner Occupied Home Repair
- NOFA Part B – Application: Homeless and Homelessness Prevention
- NOFA Part B – Application: Public and Community Services
- NOFA Operating Budget Summary Workbook
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Advisories and Notices
- Webinars and Presentations
- Webinar Recording – Threshold, Eligibility, and Federal Requirements
- Webinar Presentation – Threshold, Eligibility, and Federal Requirements
- Webinar Recording – Owner-Occupied Home Repair Applications
- Webinar Presentation – Owner-Occupied Home Repair Applications
- Webinar Recording – Public and Community Services Applications
- Webinar Presentation – Public and Community Services Applications
- Webinar Recording – Homelessness and Homelessness Prevention Applications
- Webinar Presentation – Homelessness and Homelessness Prevention Applications
2020-2021 Notices of Funding Available
Plans and Reports
The City is required by HUD to complete a Consolidated Plan every five years. The Consolidated Plan includes an analysis of the City’s housing market, affordable housing, and community development conditions. The plan provides five-year strategies and goals based on that analysis and through a public participation process. The City also completes an Annual Action Plan to identify the annual strategies and programs funded in order to help meet goals identified in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. Annual results are captured in the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).
Pending Plans and Reports
The public review period for the following public review documents has ended. Final versions of the documents will be posted upon approval from the granting agency (e.g. HUD or California HCD).
2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Documents
2020-2024 Plans and Amendments
- 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan
- Plan Consolidado 2020-2024 y Plan de Acción Anual 2020
- 2020-2024 Lub Phiaj Xwm Sau Tso Txhua Yam Ua Ke thiab Lub Phiaj Xwm Sau Tso Txhua Yam Ua Ke Phiaj Xwm Kev Nqis Tes Ua Txhua Xyoo
- 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
- Análisis de Impedimentos para la Elección de Vivienda Justa
- Kev Ntsuam Taug Cov Teeb Meem Thaiv Hau Kev rau Kev Xaiv Kev
- 2020-2024 Citizen Participation Plan
- 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Documents
2015-2019 Plans and Amendments
- 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
- 2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
- 2015-2019 Citizen Participation Plan
- 2015-2016 Annual Action Plan
- 2015-2016 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment
- 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan
- 2016-2017 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 2017-1
- 2016-2017 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 2017-2
- 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan
- 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan
- 2018-2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 2018-01
- 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan
- 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 2019-01
- 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 2019-02
- 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 2019-03
- 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 2019-04
- 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 2019-05
- 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 2019-06
2015-2019 Performance Reports
Other Plans and Reports
Affordable Housing Programs
The City of Fresno’s Annual Action Plan details the activities funded annually with federal dollars for affordable housing programs that improve the quality of housing stock throughout Fresno. This includes rehabilitation efforts and new development.
Home Repair Programs
Senior Paint Program: The Housing and Community Development Division offers an exterior paint and minor repair program to eligible owner-occupied senior households in the form of a grant. For information please contact the Housing and Community Development Division at (559) 621-8300.
Habitat for Humanity – Home Repair Program: Habitat for Humanity provides home repair assistance to eligible owner-occupied households. Home repairs include exterior paint, housing code violations, accessibility improvements, plumbing, electrical, roof repair, or replacement. For information call (559) 237-4102.
Self-Help Enterprises – Housing Rehabilitation Program: Self-Help Enterprises offers a housing rehabilitation program to eligible owner-occupied households. Improvements include, but are not limited to ADA modifications, roof repair/replacement, heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical repairs. For information contact Self-Help at (559) 651-1000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General and Paint Contractors
The Housing and Community Development Division accepts applications from local, licensed general and paint contractors interested in providing construction repairs to homes of applicants eligible for home repair assistance from the City of Fresno. For information regarding the requirements and program process please call (559) 621-8300 or by email at HCDD@fresno.gov and include Contractor Information in the subject line.
Grant Management Resources
- Playing by the Rules Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients
- Procurement & Contracting: Five Ground Rules for Grantees and Subrecipients
- Quick Guide To Cost And Price Analysis for HUD Grantees and Funding Recipients
- City of Fresno Section 3 Economic Opportunity Plan
- Making Davis – Bacon Work
- Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principals and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200)
- Cost Principles For State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments (2 CFR 225)
Current Annual Action Plan Schedule
The City of Fresno prepares an Annual Action Plan each year for projects to be funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development (HUD CPD). The projects identified in each year’s Annual Action Plan are selected to make progress toward meeting the housing and community development goals outlined in the City’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan for HUD CPD programs.
To prepare the Annual Action Plan, the City conducts workshops, hearings, and consultations to invite the public, local service providers, community organizations, interested government or other agencies, and individuals to provide comments and views on the types of projects and activities to be funded. To view plans which were previously adopted, visit the ‘Plans and Reports’ section of this site.
Activities for the development of the current year’s Annual Action Plan are below. This web page will be regularly updated with notices for public participation opportunities, application opportunities for City Departments and local organizations, and publication of draft and final plans.
Annual Action Plan Schedule
The schedule of key dates is provided below. Dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as delays in HUD funding allocation announcements.
- 1/21/2021 at 5:30 P.M. – Community Needs Virtual Workshop 1
- 1/22/2021 at 10:30 A.M. – Community Needs Virtual Workshop 2
- 1/28/2021 at 10:05 A.M. – Community Needs Public Hearing
- 2/5/2021 – Notice of Funding Available released
- 3/5/2021 at 4:00 P.M. – Applications for Funding due
- 3/19/2021 – 4/20/2021 – Draft 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan Published for 30-Day Comment Period
- 4/22/2021 at 10:00 A.M. – Annual Action Plan Public Hearing
- 5/15/2021 – Annual Action Plan due to HUD
- 5/17/2021 – Affordable Housing and Substantial Rehabilitation Notice of Funding Availability Released
- December 20, 2020: 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan Housing and Community Development Needs Notice of Public Hearings and Public Comment Opportunities
- 20 de diciembre de 2020: Plan de acción anual 2021-2022 Aviso de necesidades de desarrollo comunitario y de vivienda de audiencias públicas y oportunidades de comentarios públicos
Two virtual workshops were held to present an overview of the Annual Action Plan process, discuss funding priorities identified in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan, and allow community members to provide input into the types of eligible activities needed in their community. The workshops were held on January 21, 2021, at 5:30 P.M., and on January 22, 2021, at 10:30 A.M.
Community Needs Public Hearing
Public Hearing Presentation slides – January 28, 2021, City Council Public Hearing
Annual Action Plan Public Hearing
April 22, 2021, City Council Meeting at 10:00 A.M. or thereafter
Participation instructions will be available 72 hours before the meeting at https://fresno.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
Community members are encouraged to make formal comments at public hearings which will be addressed in the final Annual Action Plan. Spanish and Hmong interpretation will be provided. Pursuant to the Executive Order, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need additional accommodations such as interpreters, sign language signers, or the services of a translator, please contact the Housing and Community Development Division by calling (559) 621-8300, by emailing HCDD@fresno.gov, or by TTY at (559) 621-8721. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least three business days prior to the meeting.
Notice of Funding Availability
Applications for programs offering Owner-Occupied Home Repair, Homeless & Homelessness Prevention, and Public and Community Services are accepted from February 5, 2021, through March 5, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. Please visit the ‘Notice of Funding Available’ tab on this website to review the NOFA requirement, materials, and opportunities for technical assistance or application support.
Draft Annual Action Plan & Public Comments
The 2021-2022 Draft Annual Action Plan has been posted for public review. The public comment period began on March 19, 2021, and ends on April 20, 2021. The City encourages community members to provide input during the formal comment period, and also welcomes input at any time. Public comments are encouraged through the following means:
2021-2022 Annual Action Plan Webinar
2021-2022 Annual Action Plan Webinar Video
Seminario web sobre el plan de acción anual 2021-2022
Seminario web sobre el plan de acción anual 2021-2022 Video
2021-2022 Kev Npaj Ua Hauv Ib Lub Phiaj Xwm Txhua Xyoo
2021-2022 Kev Npaj Ua Hauv Ib Lub Phiaj Xwm Txhua Xyoo Yees duab video
Submit Comments by Mail:
City of Fresno
Planning and Development Department
Attn: Housing and Community Development Division
2600 Fresno Street Room 3065
Fresno CA 93721
Submit Comments by Fax:
5-Year Consolidated Plan
5-Year Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments
5-Year Consolidated Plan
The City of Fresno developed a 5-Year 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan to assess the current housing market, discuss characteristics of the city’s population, identify community improvement priorities, and outline a five-year plan to fund and implement them. The City receives approximately $11 million each year in funds under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. The Consolidated Plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to guide how and where these funds are used over the coming five years.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
A separate study called an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) was also be conducted to identify barriers to equal access to housing and neighborhood opportunities. The AI will set policy recommendations to help ensure that Fresno’s neighborhoods are inclusive and free from barriers that restrict residents’ access to opportunities like transportation, jobs, and schools.
Community Needs Input: Needs Survey and Resident Meetings
The opinions and perceptions of local residents are an important part of this study. 17 community meetings were held between November 2019 and February 2020 at various locations throughout the City. A community needs survey was distributed at meetings and online through a link on the City’s website. The 5-year annual action plan drafts were made available during a Public Comment Period from February 28 through May 20. The process concluded with two Public Hearings, the first before the Housing and Community Development Commission on May 13, and the second before the City Council on May 14, 2020. The City Council passed a resolution authorizing the submission of the plans on May 21, 2020.
Community Meeting Presentations Regarding the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice:
- Nov 2019 – Community Needs Meetings (10 meetings)
- Dec 2019 – Community Needs Meetings (3 meetings)
- Jan 2020 – Community Needs Meetings (3 meetings)
- Feb 2020 – Fair Housing Community Meeting
- Feb 26, 2020 – Housing and Community Development Commission Workshop
- May 14, 2020 – Presentation to City Council
Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD)
The Fresno EIFD is necessary to support the provisions of needed public infrastructure and promote economic development within the Fresno EIFD and the City. The Council’s goal for the Fresno EIFD is to create the means by which to assist in the provision of public facilities of communitywide significance that provide significant benefits and promotes economic development within the boundaries of the Fresno EIFD or the surrounding community and, for those facilities located outside the Fresno EIFD boundaries which also have a tangible connection to the Fresno EIFD.
May 26th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. – Initial public meeting of the Public Financing Authority to present the draft Infrastructure Financing Plan, answer questions about the plan, and consider comments related to the plan (meeting details included in the Notice of Public Hearing document available below).
May 26, 2020 Agenda
July 30th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. – Public hearing of the Public Financing Authority to hear all written and oral comments on the plan, but take no action (meeting details included in the Notice of Public Hearing document available below).
August 31st, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. – Public hearing of the Public Financing Authority to consider any additional written and oral comments and take action to modify or reject the Infrastructure Financing Plan (meeting details included in the Notice of Public Hearing document available below).
September 30th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. – Public hearing of the Public Financing Authority to consider all written and oral protests received before the close of the public hearing along with the recommendations, if any, of affected taxing entities. The PFA shall terminate the proceedings or adopt the Infrastructure Financing Plan subject to confirmation by the voters at an election called for that purpose, as applicable by California Government Code Sections 53398.50 through 53398.88 (EIFD Law) (meeting details included in the Notice of Public Hearing document available below).
October 7th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. – Regular meeting of Public Financing Authority for a second reading of the ordinance adopting the Infrastructure Financing Plan and forming the Fresno Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District.
Resolution 2020-084 Establish the Fresno Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District
Notice of Public Hearing on May 26, 2020
Final Infrastructure Financing Plan – September 2020
Final Appendix A to IFP – Map – March 2021
Final Appendix B to IFP – Legal Description – March 2021
Final Appendix C to IFP – Tax Increment Analysis – September 2020
Final Appendix D to IFP – Fiscal Impact Analysis – September 2020
Draft Appendix E to IFP – Southern Blackstone Avenue Smart Mobility Plan
Draft Appendix F to IFP – General Plan Master Environmental Impact Report
Public Financing Authority Presentation – May 26, 2020
Notice of Public Hearing on July 30, 2020
Notice of Public Hearing on August 31, 2020
Notice of Public Hearing on September 30, 2020