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Housing Summary of Programs

Housing Summary of Programs

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is authorized Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable communities to benefit low and moderate-income persons. An activity (or project) must meet one of the following three National Objectives:

  • Benefits to Low and Moderate Income Persons
  • Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blighted areas as pre-approved by HUD
  • Other Urgent Needs (as in a national disaster declared by the President or state declared disaster) (Please be advised that the City of Ontario does not utilize the “Urgent Need” National Objective at this time.)

HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)

The HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program is authorized under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act was signed into law on November 28, 1990. The intent of the HOME Program is to:

  • Expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for very low and low income households

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program is authorized under Title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, as amended (U.S. Code:  42 USC 11371 et seq.). The ESG program provides funding to:

  • Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street,
  • Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families,
  • Help operate these shelters,
  • Provide essential services to shelter residents,
  • Rapidly re-house individuals and families, and
  • Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.

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