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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.

Housing Planning Documents and Reports           Housing Programs           Economic Development Programs


The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

HOME is the largest federal block grant to state and local government designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. It provides Assistance to individual households in the form of deferred-payment loans payable on sale or transfer of the homes, or when they cease to be owner occupied, or at maturity. 

First Time Homebuyer Guidelines     First Time Homebuyer Flyer     Class Registration

Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Program

In 2017, Governor Brown signed a 15-bill housing package aimed at addressing the state's housing shortage and high housing costs. Specifically, it included the Building Homes and Jobs Act (SB 2, 2017), which established a $75 recording fee on real estate documents to increase the supply of affordable homes in California. Provide a permanent source of funding to all local governments in California to help cities and counties implement plans to increase the affordable housing stock. 

Funding will help cities and counties:

  • Increase the supply of housing for households at or below 60% of area median income
  • Increase assistance to affordable owner-occupied workforce housing
  • Assist persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Facilitate housing affordability, particularly for lower- and moderate-income households
  • Promote projects and programs to meet the local government's unmet share of regional housing needs allocation
  • Ensure geographic equity in the distribution of the funds
Public Notices          Five-Year PLHA Plan

For more information about the Five Year Consolidated Plan, Action Plans, or Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports, please contact Claudia Calderon, Economic Development and Housing Manager, Community Development Department, 291 North Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257, (559) 782-7460.
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