What is CDBG?
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG is a formula grant allocated to local governments for the purpose of developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate income.
Each year the City of Chino Hills receives approximately $400,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from HUD for local community development, housing activities, and public services. The City administers the distribution of funds to service providers and for capital projects. Regulations governing the CDBG program require that each activity undertaken with CDBG funds meet one of the following three national objectives:
- Benefit people with low and moderate incomes
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
- Meet an urgent need (such as earthquakes, flood, or hurricane relief)
The following activities and services have been funded with CDBG funds:
- Domestic Violence Assistance
- Adult Literacy Services
- Landlord/Tenant Mediation Services
- Food Assistance Program
- Home Improvement Program
- Los Serranos Infrastructure Improvement
For fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, the City of Chino Hills proposes the utilization of CDBG funds to implement the programs listed below:
|Public Service Programs:|
|Chino Hills Library||$ 11,000|
|House of Ruth||$ 15,000|
|Inland Fair Housing & Mediation Board||$ 7,000|
|Chino Neighborhood House||$ 12,535|
|Project Chela||$ 5,000|
|Grant Administration||$ 88,000|
|Home Improvement Grant Program||$ 25,000|
|Community Improvement Projects||$ 292,195|
The City contracts with Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board to provide fair housing services. The agency works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Chino Hills by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity, and preserving dignity and human rights. If you have been a victim of housing discrimination, call 909-984-2254 x175 or go to the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board site.