San Diego County calls for public hearings to decide where to invest US$14 million

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Published: 2023-07-26
San Diego County calls for public hearings to decide where to invest US$14 million

SAN DIEGO, CA – The County of San Diego’s Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) has invited the public to submit their ideas on where to invest $14 million in unincorporated areas and small cities.

The County reported that the funds can be used for homeless services and shelters, public services and community infrastructure.  All ideas can be presented at virtual and in-person community meetings.

The physical meetings will be held on August 7, 8, 9, 10 and 14 at the Imperial Beach Library; Fallbrook Library; Del Mar Library; Spring Valley Library; and Lakeside Library, at times ranging from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

For those interested in attending the virtual meetings, they will be held on August 8 and 15, the first from 10:00 to 11:00 am and the second from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend one of the 2024-2025 Annual Plan Strategy community forums, more information and opportunities for participation will be available at the San Diego County Involvement Center the week of August 7.

HCDS administers four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs to support the region’s low- and moderate-income households throughout the region.

Federal entitlement programs include funding for affordable housing opportunities, such as the County’s First-Time Homebuyer Program and multifamily affordable housing.

Also included are Emergency Solutions Grants to improve the quality and quantity of emergency housing solutions, including homeless shelters and transitional facilities and supportive services to prevent at-risk families or individuals from becoming homeless.  Housing opportunities for people living with HIV/AIDS are also envisaged.