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View FY 2018-19 CAPER Summary

Title I of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 requires jurisdictions that receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and/or Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding to assess the activities implemented during its previous program year through a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER details how the City carried out the projects and activities identified in the previously approved Fiscal Year 2018-19 Action Plan. The CAPER provides narrative descriptions and financial information on specific activities, and evaluates the City’s progress toward the priority objectives addressing housing and community needs as outlined in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan. Click here to view the full FY 2018-19 CAPER Report.

Coronavirus Information

Due to the recent Coronavirus, the City of Garden Grove is undergoing procedure changes in regards to customer service and staff interactions with the public in an attempt to limit the spread of the virus. We are currently asking residents to call and email City Hall to be connected to City services. We apologize for the inconvenience and will work diligently with residents to ensure there is access to services.

Small businesses that are affected by the Coronavirus can visit the United States Small Business Administration at sba.gov/disaster to apply for assistance. For additional information about the assistance, please visit disasterloan.sba.gov or call the Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or by e-mail at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Consolidated Plan & Year-1 Action Plan

The City receives approximately $2.6 million annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The allocations allow the City to provide community resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs, like financial assistance to improve homes and neighborhoods, providing decent housing, and homeless services. Through the Consolidated Plan, the City engages the community, both in the process of developing and reviewing the proposed plan, and as partners and stakeholders in the implementation of community development programs. By consulting and collaborating with other public and private entities, grantees can align and coordinate community development programs with a range of other plans, programs and resources to achieve greater impact. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.

The City has opened the public comment period for the 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan and Year-1 Action Plan beginning on March 27, and will conclude after the Garden Grove City Council adjourns their April 28 meeting. A public hearing will be held by Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. and a second public hearing will be held by the Garden Grove City Council on April 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the City Council Chamber, 11300 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove, California. To review the Draft 5-Year Consolidated Plan and Year-1 Action Plan, please CLICK HERE.

Please submit questions or comments regarding the Draft Consolidated Plan and Year-1 Action Plan by email to Timothy Throne at timothyt@ggcity.org.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) examines policies, procedures, and practices within a community that may limit a person’s ability to choose their residence free from discrimination. The AI provides an overview of laws, regulations, conditions or other possible obstacles that may affect an individual or a household’s access to housing in a community. It also presents local and regional demographic profiles, assesses the extent of housing needs among specific groups, identifies existing barriers or impediments that may limit housing choice, and proposes actions to overcome those barriers.

The City has opened the public comment period for the 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice beginning on March 27, and will conclude after the Garden Grove City Council adjourns their April 28 meeting. A public hearing will be held by Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. and a second public hearing will be held by the Garden Grove City Council on April 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the City Council Chamber, 11300 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove, California. To review the Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, CLICK HERE.

Please submit questions or comments regarding the Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice by email to Timothy Throne at timothyt@ggcity.org.

News and Updates

  • Now accepting proposals from consultants to produce the City's Housing Element Update. To review the request for proposals CLICK HERE! To view Addendum #1 for the Housing Element RFP, CLICK HERE
  • Offering First-Time Home Buyer Programs! For more information CLICK HERE!

Neighborhood Improvement Highlights

  • 3/10/2020 RHNA 101 & Overview Presentation - PowerPoint
  • 6/1/2019 First-Time Home Buyer Workshop - Video
  • 5/28/2019 City Council Study Session on Homelessness - PowerPoint
  • 2018 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence - Video