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Housing & Community Development

The Housing and Community Development Division offers programs and services that provide affordable housing opportunities. We administer a variety of programs for housing, finance funded by federal, state, and local sources. We strive to enhance affordable living, neighborhood livability, good appearance of the community, and to safeguard life, health and property.

Housing and Community Development Division team has extensive housing experience and is well versed in the various housing program projects and regulations. Our housing programs and projects range from helping to build a positive City image by beautify neighborhoods to creating a livable downtown to generate investment interest. We are here to provide helpful, informative, and courteous customer service to Fresno City residents interested in housing programs.

As an entitlement jurisdiction, the City of Fresno receives federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to strengthen and revitalize communities through housing and neighborhood investment.

The four main federal programs

  1. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),
  2. HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
  3. Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA),
  4. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs

Federal funds provided under the CDBG, ESG, HOPWA and HOME programs primarily address the housing and community development needs of low-and moderate-income households.

Programs

The City of Fresno 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 prepared an annual action plan detailing the activities funded with the federal dollars for the following programs.

Community Development Block Grant

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.

Emergency Solutions Grant

The ESG Program supports outreach to and housing first opportunities for homeless individuals and families and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Housing Opportunities for People With Aids/HIV

HOPWA supports communities in developing affordable housing opportunities and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/Aids and their families.

HOME Investment Partnerships

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 opportunism.

Notice of Funding Available

The City of Fresno announces various Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) throughout the year.  Additional details for the application process, submission instructions and technical assistance and selection notification are provided in the Notice of Funding Availability document.

Plans and Reports

The City of Fresno 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.  It provides five-year strategies and goals based on that analysis and through a public participation process.  The City of Fresno also submits an Annual Action Plan to identify the yearly strategies and programs it will fund in order to help meet the goals covered in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan.  The annual results are then captured in the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).

Annual Action Planning Process
The City of Fresno 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 prepared an annual action plan detailing the activities funded with the federal dollars. The City of Fresno is responsible for preparing the draft Annual Action Plan each spring. The Annual Action Plan describes the proposed use of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs. The City will receive approximately the following amounts for the four entitlement programs. (1) CDBG: $6,300,000 (2) HOME: $2,000,000 (3) ESG: $550,000 (4) HOPWA: $350,000

The draft Annual Action Plan is available for a 30 day review at the following locations: City Hall 2600 Fresno Street, in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 2133; and the Housing and Community Development Division. The report can also be found at the Fresno County Library, Downtown Branch during the public review process.

The use of the entitlement funds must meet HUD requirements and national objectives. The Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) will review the draft report and receive public comment on the draft Annual Action Plan and its proposed uses. The HCDC meetings take place at Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno Street, Meeting Room A, Second Floor. The City Council will consider adoption of the annual action plan at a regularly scheduled meeting.  The City will provide translators, upon request, and will make special accommodations for persons with disabilities. Persons needing these services must call (559) 621-8507, or TTY at (559) 621-8721, at least 7 days prior to the meetings.

Written comments are encouraged and may be submitted to:
City of Fresno
Development and Resource Management/Housing & Community Development
Attention: Crystal Smith
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93721

Public Comment Opportunities
Residents have an opportunity to review and comment on proposed reports and plans during public comment periods. Applicable Housing and Community Development documents will be made available in this section during the public comment period.

  • DRAFT 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan (Public Comment Period Ends 5/3/2017) – COMING 4/3/2017