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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Notice of Public Hearing

Public Services Nonprofit Operations Public Hearing March 11, 2014

Fiscal Year 2014-15 Public Services Nonprofit Operations Agenda (PDF: 24kB)

Funding Sources

Community Development Block Grant Funding (CDBG)

HOME Investment Partnership Program Funding (HOME)

Emergency Shelter Grant Funding (ESG)

The Community Development Division

The Community Development Division of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission administers a variety of programs to support the citizens of Sonoma County.  Using funds from the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Federal Emergency Shelter Grants (FESG) programs, as well as funds from other sources, we administer programs to:

  • Create and preserve affordable housing in Sonoma County. The Commission’s Community Development Division uses funding to administer a range of programs designed to assist low- to moderate-income homeowners and tenants.
  • Provide below market rate loans to housing developers to create rental units affordable to low- and very low-income renters, and homes for sale to low- and moderate-income first-time home buyers.
  • Provide low-interest loans to lower-income owner-occupants to make needed repairs to their homes.
  • Provide low-interest loans to home owners in targeted areas of the Russian River flood prone areas to raise their homes above flood level.
  • Encourage and support neighborhood and community preservation. Below market rate loans and grants are provided to public agencies and non-profit organizations for public improvements (such as streets, sidewalks, sewer and drainage systems), and for public facilities (such as homeless shelters, parks, senior centers and accessible community buildings).
  • Provides grants to non-profit, community based organizations to help pay for a variety of public services to assist the County’s low-income residents, including operation of homeless shelters, youth activities, fair housing information and mediation, substance abuse treatment and job training.

Use these links to learn more about the programs mentioned above.