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Voice: (831) 646-3995
Fax: (831) 646-5616
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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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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

26 February 2020
02/26/2020: City of Monterey Prevails in Superior Court Action Regarding Short-Term Residential Rental Violation

02/26/2020: City of Monterey Prevails in Superior Court Action Regarding Short-Term Residential Rental Violation

Monterey County Superior Court issued a decision on February 19, 2020  in favor of the City of Monterey in the case of Burlingame Investments, LLC vs City of Monterey. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

29 January 2020
01/29/2020: City of Monterey First Time Home Buyer Program - Applications for Waitlist Available

01/29/2020: City of Monterey First Time Home Buyer Program - Applications for Waitlist Available

The City of Monterey is pleased to provide an update on the City’s Affordable First-Time Home Buyer Program. The program is designed to provide low income and workforce housing to individuals and families who otherwise would not be able to afford to purchase a home in Monterey. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Home Ownership Program Web Page - https://www.monterey.org/Services/Community-Development/Housing/Home-Ownership-Programs

06 November 2019
Notice of public meeting: Technical workshop and community meeting for 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan 2020-2021 for housing and community development programs.

Notice of public meeting: Technical workshop and community meeting for 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan 2020-2021 for housing and community development programs.

The City of Monterey is in the process of preparing its Five-Year Consolidated Plan, required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The City anticipates receiving approximately $5M in funds over the next 5 years. The Consolidated Plan provides a strategy for addressing critical community development needs of City residents. Annual Action Plans summarize the actions, activities, and resources that will be used to address priority community needs and goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.

Activities eligible for CDBG funding for low- and moderate- income families and neighborhoods include:

  • Community services
  • Economic development assistance
  • Improvements to public infrastructure and facilities
  • Homelessness
  • Affordable housing

Applicants for funding for the 2020-2021 Action Plan year are required to attend a planned Technical Assistance Workshop to understand funding restrictions and obtain guidance regarding funding application completion and submittal.

Public Meeting notice in English & Spanish

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