HUD requires that each jurisdiction receiving CDBG funds develop a five-year Consolidated Plan (Con Plan). The current Five Year Plan covers the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024. The City's five year strategic plan contains the following six priorities:
- Increase the availability of affordable housing for extremely low income (30% of Area Median Income), low income (50% of Area Median Income) and low income households (80% of Area Median Income).
- Preserve existing affordable rental housing and ownership for low households at or below 80% of Area Median Income.
- Increase access to and supply of public services.
- Increase access to and supply of homeless services and facilities.
- Promote economic opportunities.
- Improve City public facilities and infrastructure.
Annual Action Plan
Summary of the objectives and outcomes identified in the Plan
HUD’s Community Planning and Development (CPD) Outcome Performance Measurement Framework classifies objectives in three categories: decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunity. In Santa Ana’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the City identified six high priority needs to be addressed through the implementation of activities aligned with seven Strategic Plan goals. The priority needs for Santa Ana include:
Expand the supply of affordable housing
Preserve the supply of affordable housing
Access to and supply of public services
Increase access to and supply of homeless services and facilities
Promote economic opportunity
Improve City public facilities and infrastructure
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Affordable Housing Development, Maintenance & Preservation
Public Facilities & Infrastructure
Public Service Programs
Fair Housing Services
HOME Program – HOME funding was utilized by the City to create a total of 11 rental housing units benefitting 11 households as part of the Santa Ana Art’s Collective.
Homeless Services and Facilities
COVID-19 Homeless Services
Citizen Participation Plan
As required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations found at 24 CFR 91.105, the Citizen Participation Plan sets forth the City of Santa Ana’s (City) policies and procedures for providing citizens and other interested parties with opportunities to participate in an advisory role in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.
Encouraging Citizen Participation
The City encourages citizens to participate in the development of the Citizen Participation Plan, Consolidated Plan, AFH or AI, Action Plan, and CAPER. The City encourages participation by low- and moderate-income persons, particularly those living in slum and blighted areas (if any such areas are formally designated) and in areas where CDBG funds are proposed to be used, and by residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Low- and moderate-income neighborhoods are defined as those in which 51 percent of the residents have incomes at or below 80 percent of area median income. The City shall also take appropriate actions to encourage the participation of all its citizens, including minorities and non-English speaking persons, as well as persons with disabilities.