Housing & Community Development

Housing and Community Development


The Housing and Community Development Division under the City Manager's Office  is home to the Vallejo Housing Authority (VHA), which administers the federally-funded Housing Choice Voucher (formerly know as Section 8) Program and its subprograms - Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency,  Homeownership Voucher, and Project-Based Voucher Programs.

The Housing and Community Development Division also coordinates the application and implementation of grants provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), namely the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). 

The Division coordinates City services for the homeless and a representative serves on the boards of the Community Action Partnership Solano Joint Powers Authority and Housing First Solano to bring more homeless services to Vallejo. The Division also  provides staff support to the Housing and Community Development Commission


  • June 4, 2020 - AMENDMENTS TO THE FY 2019-20 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN   On Thursday, June 11, 2020 after 7:00 p.m., the Housing and Community Development Commission of the City of Vallejo will hold a virtual public hearing during its special meeting on the proposed Substantial Amendment to the City’s FY 2019-20, (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) Annual Action Plan. Click here to read the public notice and here for the draft Action Plan. 
  • June 4, 2020 - AMENDMENTS TO THE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN       On June 11, 2020, after 7:00 p. m., the Housing and Community Development Commission will hold a virtual public hearing, during a special meeting, on proposed amendments to the City’s Citizen Participation Plan. Click here to read the public notice and draft of the plan.
  • February 25, 2020 - COMMUNITY MEETING ON HOUSING IN VALLEJO      A community forum to tackle the housing needs and challenges in Vallejo was held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 to discuss how the City should refine its policies, plans and programs to enhance the housing opportunities for all residents. The presentation slides on the Housing Strategy Community Meeting can be accessed here
  • February 3, 2020 - COORDINATED ENTRY EXPANSION ROLL-OUT EVENT   Come learn about the recently expanded Coordinated Entry System and new sources of funding operating in Solano County To address homelessness on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Suisun City Council Chambers. Click here to download event flyer. 
  • November 17, 2019 - CONSOLIDATED PLAN PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS   On Thursday, December 5, 2019, after 7:00 p.m., the Housing and Community Development Commission will hold two public hearings: 1) on the proposed amendments to the City's current Consolidated Plan that includes the period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2020, and 2) to gather information and receive comments on housing and community development needs in Vallejo in preparation for the draft of the next Consolidated Plan for the period beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2025. For more details, please click here for the public notice and here for the proposed amendments. 
  • September 19, 2019 - VALLEJO HOMELESS NAVIGATION SHELTER    In May, Vallejo City Council approved the use of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding in the amount of $658,842 for the acquisition and construction of a public facility for a navigation center to address the needs of the homeless population. Last month, City staff identified a potential location for the proposed center. In the coming month, City staff will provide a recommendation to the Vallejo City Council for consideration of the property. For more information, please click here to view the press release.
  • The City of Vallejo has prepared the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the fourth year of its FY 2015-16 through FY 2019-20 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document required by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that is intended to address the City’s housing and community development needs.  The FY 2018-19 Draft CAPER (click here) describes the City’s performance in achieving the objectives in the Consolidated Plan for the period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.  The Housing and Community Development Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing to receive comments on the draft CAPER at a regular meeting on September 5, 2019 after 7:00 p. m. in the Vallejo Council Chambers at 555 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo.  Anyone interested in commenting on this report is invited to attend this hearing.  Written comments on the draft CAPER may also be submitted until 4:00 p. m. on September 20, 2019 to:  Chari Barrera, Administrative Analyst II, City of Vallejo, 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA  94590, Tel: (707) 553-7204, Fax: (707) 648-5249, or via e-mail: chari.barrera@cityofvallejo.net.  The City Council is scheduled to review and approve this document on September 24, 2019.  HUD requires that the CAPER be submitted by September 30, 2019. Click here for the public notice. 
  • The Housing and Community Development Division (HCDD) is currently reviewing its implementation processes for the Mortgage Assistance, (commonly referred to as "Down Payment Assistance"), and the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Programs, including the Paint Program. Upon completion of this program review in Fall 2019, HCDD will post updated program information to the City's website in Fall 2019. Those who have already submitted application forms will be notified about any required adjustments to their applications. Interested applicants will be able to start applying to these programs in December 2019.  
  • On Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., the Housing and Community Development Commission will hold a public hearing on the City's proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 Action Plan. To view the draft Action Plan, please click here.  To view the Notice of Public Hearing, click here
  • City of Vallejo Municipal Code has establish Rent Control for Mobile Home Parks.  To learn more about the ordinance, please click here
  • Section 8 HCV applicants, tenants and property owners can get information about their status on the waiting list, search rental listings, make changes to their contact information, family income and status, list properties, review payments, and reschedule inspections through assistancecheck.com  
  • First-time home buyer orientations, sponsored in part by the City of Vallejo, are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Joseph Room of the JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA 94590. RSVP at (707) 652-7861 ext. 226. 



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