City of San Diego seeking public input on housing development and funds

The City of San Diego is asking residents how they would spend $125 million in their communities.

Erik Caldwell, Director of the Economic Development Department, visited the studio Monday morning to encourage viewers to attend upcoming community forums about housing development and funds.

“Understanding the communities’ priorities is critical to ensure San Diego is leveraging federal funds for the maximum possible benefit,” said Caldwell.

The City is preparing a new five-year Consolidated Plan to identify community needs and priorities that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD provides federal funds to the City of San Diego to invest in local communities, and the Consolidated Plan will guide distribution of the HUD funds over the five-year period (Fiscal Years 2020-2024).

Federal Entitlement Grants under consideration include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. For more information on these programs, please visit sandiego.gov/cdbg.

The public is invited to share thoughts and suggestions at a series of upcoming community forums to be held throughout the City of San Diego in July and August 2018. Dates and locations for community forums can be found below.

Upcoming Community Forums:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – 6 p.m.
Valencia Park/ Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92114

Monday, July 16, 2018 – 6 p.m.
Linda Vista Library
2160 Ulric St.
San Diego, CA 92111

Thursday, July 19, 2018 – 6 p.m.
San Ysidro Civic Center
212 W. Park Ave.
San Diego, CA 92173

Monday, July 23, 2018 – 6 p.m.
Woodbury University San Diego
2212 Main St.
San Diego, CA 92113

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – 6 p.m.
Skyline Hills Library
7900 Paradise Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92114

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 6 p.m.
City Heights/ Weingart Library
3795 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 6 p.m.
San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

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