Community Development Commission

The Community Development and Housing Commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council and assists in soliciting resident participation related to community development initiatives, programs and uses of Housing and Urban Development funds throughout the City.

The Commission provides recommendations and advice on affordable housing development projects and programs including: the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8), low interest loans to develop affordable housing, and other federal and state programs administered by the Community Development Agency. The Commission will hold public hearings in accordance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements, review program/project funding requests, and provide Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding recommendations to the City Council. The Commission also provides recommendations regarding the Business Improvement District for Downtown Santa Ana.

Meeting day, time and place

The Commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at Santa Ana City Hall in the Council Chamber.


The Commission is composed of nine members: seven regular members and two tenant representatives.

Membership requirements

To serve on this commission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Santa Ana resident.
  • You cannot be a treasurer of a Political Action Commission.
  • You must not have any direct or indirect interest in any current or planned Community Development Agency project.
  • For tenant representatives: one of the two tenant representatives must be at least 62 years of age.
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