Housing & Community Development

Housing and Community Development

ABOUT

The Housing and Community Development (HCD) Division under the City Manager's Office manages programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Division is home to the Vallejo Housing Authority (VHA) which administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known as Section 8, and its subprograms. The HCD Division also coordinates the application and implementation of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). 

The Division coordinates City services for the homeless through its roles on the boards of the Community Action Partnership Solano Joint Powers Authority and Housing First Solano Continuum of Care to bring more homeless services to Vallejo. The HCD Division also provides staff support to the Housing and Community Development Commission

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RECENT NEWS

  • August 19, 2021 - CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-21 The City of Vallejo has prepared the draft CAPER for the first year of its FY 2020-21 through FY 2024-25 Consolidated Plan.  The FY 2020-21 CAPER describes the City’s performance in achieving the objectives in the Consolidated Plan for the period beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. The Housing and Community Development Commission is scheduled to hold a virtual public hearing to receive comments on the draft CAPER at a regular meeting after 7:00 p. m. on Thursday, September 2, 2021.  Anyone interested in commenting on this report is invited to participate in this hearing.  Written comments on the CAPER may also be submitted until 5:00 p. m. on September 3, 2021 to: Chari Barrera at chari.barrera@cityofvallejo.net, or in the Housing and Community Development Division drop box located at 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA  94590. Please read the notices here
  • June 8, 2021 - HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Vallejo's Homebuyer Assistance Program is coming soon. Please see flyers in English, Spanish, and Filipino for more information and a Zoom link for a brief program overview on Wednesday, June 16 (English) at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 17 (Spanish) at 6:00 p.m.
  • May 18, 2021 - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN On Thursday, June 3, 2021 after 7:00 p.m., the Housing and Community Development Commission will hold a virtual public hearing at its regular meeting on a proposed Substantial Amendment to the City’s FY 2020-2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) Annual Action Plan. Staff proposes at this time that the City use $165,765 in unspent, prior year HOME Program funds intended for housing rehabilitation loans to property acquisition to construct workforce housing. Anyone interested in commenting on this topic is invited to participate in this virtual public hearing. Written comments may also be submitted in the City of Vallejo’s Housing and Community Development Division drop box located at 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo, or by email until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 to: Chari.Barrera@cityofvallejo.net. Please read the notice here and the Substantial Amendment here.
  • May 1, 2021 - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN TO INCLUDE CDBG-CV3 FUNDS On Thursday, May 6, 2021 after 7:00 p.m., the Housing and Community Development Commission will hold a virtual public hearing at its regular meeting on the second proposed Substantial Amendment to the City’s FY 2019-2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) Annual Action Plan. The City of Vallejo has been notified by HUD that it will receive an additional allocation of $856,930, known as CDBG-CV3 funds, to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus.  In order to accept CDBG-CV funding formally, the City must again make amendments to the FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan describing the proposed use of funding and the process for obtaining public input. Written comments  may also be submitted until 5:00 p. m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to: Chari Barrera, Administrative Analyst II, at chari.barrera@cityofvallejo.net, or in the Housing and Community Development Division drop box located at 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo. Please read the notice here and the proposed Substantial Amendments here. Please read the notice here and the Substantial Amendment (text in bold and underlined) here.
  • April 30, 2021 - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND FY 2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The Housing and Community Development Commission is scheduled to hold a virtual public hearing to receive comments on the proposed Substantial Amendments to the City’s FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and FY 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan at its regular meeting after 7:00 p. m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Written comments  may also be submitted until 5:00 p. m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to: Chari Barrera, Administrative Analyst II, at chari.barrera@cityofvallejo.net, or in the Housing and Community Development Division drop box located at 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo. Please read the notice here and the proposed Substantial Amendments here
  • April 7, 2021 - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN (AAP) The Housing and Community Development Commission is scheduled to hold a virtual public hearing to receive comments on the proposed AAP at its regular meeting after 7:00 p. m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021.  Written comments on the AAP may also be submitted until 5:00 p. m. on May 7, 2021 to: Chari Barrera, Administrative Analyst II, at chari.barrera@cityofvallejo.net, or in the Housing and Community Development Division drop box located at 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo. Please read the notice here and the proposed AAP here
  • March 4, 2021 - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2019-20 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)  The Housing and Community Development Commission is scheduled to hold a virtual public hearing to receive comments on the draft CAPER at a special meeting after 7:00 p. m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  Anyone interested in commenting on this report is invited to participate in this hearing.  Written comments on the draft CAPER may also be submitted until 5:00 p. m. on March 19, 2021 to: Chari Barrera, Administrative Analyst II, at chari.barrera@cityofvallejo.net, or in the Housing and Community Development Division drop box located at 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA  94590. Please read the notice here and the draft CAPER here
  • February 17, 2021 - PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCY PRESENTATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2021-22 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM FUNDING The Housing and Community Development Commission Ad Hoc Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to listen to presentations of four public service agencies which have completed the application process for FY 2021-22 CDBG Program funding. Click here for more information.
  • February 1, 2021 - NEIGHBORHOODLIFT PROGRAM
    The City of Vallejo participates in the NeighborhoodLIFT Program, a program sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and administered by Community Housing Development Corporation. NeighborhoodLIFT is a 5-year forgivable loan (a grant) of $25,000.  Wells Fargo has made  available 360 grants to eligible applicants who live within the City of Vallejo. The program requires applicants to have a Homebuyer Education Certificate (online 8-hour course can be found at https://www.ehomeamerica.org/chdc for $99) and a preapproval to register.  For more information, please visit these links: https://communityhdc.org/lift/  and here
  • Upcoming Housing and Community Development Commission Regular Virtual Meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Click here for the agenda. 
  •  September 1, 2020 -  VALLEJO HOUSING STRATEGY FRAMEWORK AND ACTON PLAN 
    On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., the Vallejo City Council will hold a special meeting on the proposed Housing Strategy Framework and Action Plan for implementation over the next five years. During the FY 2019-2020 budget goal-setting sessions, the City Council directed the housing staff to establish a housing strategy by means of conducting a market study, study session, key stakeholder meetings, and community meetings. Click HERE to read the Housing Strategy Report and Findings. 
  • 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 the 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. 
  • City of Vallejo Municipal Code has establish Rent Control for Mobile Home Parks.  To learn more about the ordinance, please click here
 

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