San Diegans Can Help City with Wish List for Federal HUD Funds

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Memorial Community Park in Logan Heights was scene of Recreation Center Harvest Festival in 2017. Photo via sandiego.gov

How should San Diego spend its federal HUD funds? Residents can tell where the money can go by attending a series of seven forums between Tuesday and August 1.

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An online community needs survey is also available here.

The city is preparing a new five-year Consolidated Plan to identify community needs and priorities that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD provides federal funds to invest in local communities, and the Consolidated Plan will guide distribution of the HUD funds over fiscal years 2020-2024, the city said Monday.

“Understanding the communities’ priorities is critical to ensure San Diego is leveraging federal funds for the maximum possible benefit,” said Economic Development Director Erik Caldwell.

Federal Entitlement Grants under consideration include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. For more information on these programs, please visit sandiego.gov/cdbg.

Upcoming forums (all at 6 p.m.):

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Valencia Park/ Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92114

Monday, July 16, 2018
Linda Vista Library
2160 Ulric St.
San Diego, CA 92111

Thursday, July 19, 2018
San Ysidro Civic Center
212 W. Park Ave.
San Diego, CA 92173

Monday, July 23, 2018
Woodbury University San Diego
2212 Main St.
San Diego, CA 92113

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Skyline Hills Library
7900 Paradise Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92114

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
City Heights/ Weingart Library
3795 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

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