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Voice: (831) 646-3995
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Kimberly Cole
Community Development Director
cole@monterey.org

Grant Leonard
Housing Analyst
Voice: (831) 646-5614
leonard@monterey.org

C. Thane Wilson
HCD Coordinator - Projects & Programs
Voice: (831) 646-3728
twilson@monterey.org

Housing Programs
Downstairs in Colton Hall
570 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

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The Housing Programs office develops and administers a variety of housing programs and policies that seek to: enhance available housing opportunities and fulfill the community service needs of low, moderate, and workforce-income households, and other special-needs populations including disabled persons, senior citizens, and persons at risk of homelessness. Please refer to Plans and Reports for more information.

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21 July 2020
Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Grant Application Proposed Activities Plan

Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Grant Application Proposed Activities Plan

The Housing Programs Office continues to pursue funding opportunities that will support the City’s goals related to developing affordable housing. To that end, the City is eligible to apply for the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) grant. The purpose of the PLHA is to provide a permanent source of funding to all local governments in California to help cities and counties implement plans to increase the affordable housing stock. 

Funding would be received each year, for five years, based on the formula prescribed under federal law for the Community Development Block Grant. The preliminary amount for the City of Monterey for year-one is $116,419, or approximately $698,514 or the five-year period. Only 5% is allocated for administrative costs.

This is a non-competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process with a deadline of July 26, 2020.

PLHA Plan for Review

 

21 July 2020
07/21/2020: City of Monterey Seeking Proposals to Develop City-Owned Properties for Affordable Housing

07/21/2020: City of Monterey Seeking Proposals to Develop City-Owned Properties for Affordable Housing

The City of Monterey is pleased to announce a development opportunity for four City-owned sites located in the Downtown Specific Plan area. The City is seeking proposals for the development of these properties for affordable housing projects. Development teams experienced in high quality, multi-family affordable housing are invited to submit their development proposals by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4th, 2020 to the City’s Housing Programs Office. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

15:30 04 September 2020
Request For Proposals Affordable Housing Development Opportunity, due Friday, September 4, 2020

Request For Proposals Affordable Housing Development Opportunity, due Friday, September 4, 2020

The City of Monterey (“City”) is pleased to announce the development opportunity for four City-owned sites located in the Downtown Specific Plan area (the “Project Sites”). The City invites experienced affordable housing development teams that have demonstrated the ability to design, build, and manage multi-family affordable housing projects in California to submit development proposals for one or more of the sites (“Project”).

The City seeks proposals that focus on affordable housing for a range of affordable income levels; however, all units must be limited to income qualified households with incomes below 120 percent or lower of the area median income (“AMI”). The Project must include high quality design, development, financing, construction, and management.

Prospective developers must submit development proposals to the City detailing the proposed development, developer background, comparable project experience, project vision, conceptual architectural design, and financing plan. The City intends to compile a short list of developers, conduct a series of interviews, and ultimately select a preferred developer for each site.

Once terms are reached following initial negotiations, the selected developer will enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (“ENA”) with the City.  The ENA will allow the selected developer(s) sufficient time to complete its due diligence on the Project Site(s) and provide a process for the negotiation and preparation of subsequent transaction documents ultimately leading to actual development of the Project.  

Interested parties should submit one (1) sealed hard copy, plus one electronic copy, of the proposal no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 4, 2020.  Proposals will not be accepted after this time. Proposals should be addressed to:

City of Monterey
c/o Grant Leonard, AICP, Housing Programs Office
City Hall
570 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

For questions, please contact Grant Leonard by email, leonard@monterey.org, or by phone, 831-646-3995. 

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14 May 2020
Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2019-20 CDBG Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan

Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2019-20 CDBG Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into Public Law 116-136 to respond to the growing effects of COVID-19. The CARES Act made available $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds. Of this amount, HUD is allocating $2 billion based on the fiscal year 2019-2020 CDBG formula and made the first allocation of funds; the City of Monterey’s allocation is $152,845. 

The allocation of the $152,845 will be used for a emergency housing assistance program to help residents of Monterey who are being affected by COVID-19.

The HUD Secretary is authorized to grant waivers and alternative requirements of statutes and regulations in connection with the use of CDBG-CV funds and fiscal year 2019 and 2020 CDBG funds (except for requirements related to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and environment). Waivers and alternative requirements can be granted when necessary to expedite and facilitate the use of funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Moreover, the Citizen Participation Plan will be amended so that the public comment period is reduced to not less than 5 days, and virtual public hearings may be used when necessary for public health reasons. Also, the public service cap is suspended during the emergency, and state and local government may reimburse costs of eligible activities incurred for pandemic response regardless of the date.

Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2019-20 CDBG Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan

13 March 2020
Draft Plans Available for Community Development Block Grant Program

Draft Plans Available for Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of Monterey is pleased to announce the release of the Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Conpletion of the plans is required for the City to receive federal Community Development Block Grant funding. This funding supports the City's efforts to improve affordable housing, support local non-profits serving the City's residents, and fund improvements to community facilities, City parks and facilities operated by non-profits serving City residents. 

The plans will be available for a public comment period ending with a City Council hearing on April 21, 2020. 

Draft Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

Draft Public Engagement Summary

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