City Hall, First Floor
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Housing Neighborhood Services recommends policies and programs, administers the first-time homebuyer program, oversees CBDG, ESG and HOME funds, mobilehome rent control, and provides housing information and referrals.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REVIEW AND MAKE A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN
NOTICE OF 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Escondido City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Escondido City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025, to amend the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan to add a new strategic goal and reallocate funding to a new project in the 2022 Annual Action Plan.
The City has issued a new public notice to make a substantial amendment. The City is recommending adding a new public safety goal to its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan to partially fund two fire engines under its 2022 Annual Action Plan. The City is proposing to use unallocated Community Development Block Grant funds from one or more action plans in 2020, 2021 and 2022 to pay a 25% deposit for the acquisition of two fire engines not to exceed $700,000 in total. The remaining balance for the fire engines will come for an alternative funding source.
The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2022 Annual Action Plan are available for a 30-day public review and comment period to April 19, 2023. Further information may be obtained by contacting Holly Nelson at 760-839-4518 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Escondido welcomes and encourages community feedback and participation!
Please see attached documents:
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REVIEW AND AFFIRM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES
ADOPTED IN 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN; MAKE A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2019, 2020, 2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLANS; REVIEW AND APPROVE THE CITY OF ESCONDIDO’S HOME-ARP PLAN AND THE USE OF ADMINSTRATIVE DOLLARS.
NOTICE OF 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
The Escondido City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Escondido City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025, to review and affirm the community priorities adopted in the FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for the CDBG and ESG funds for FY 2023-2024 activities. A substantial amendment is being proposed to reallocate funds in the FY 20219-2020, FY 2020-2021 and FY 2021-2022 Annual Action Plans. The City Council will also consider the proposed use of the $2,262,839 HOME-ARP Plan of which $113,141.95 for planning and preparation.
These plans are available for a 30-day public review and comment period from February 16, to March 22, 2023 on the City’s website at https://www.escondido.org/housing-and-neighborhood-services or the Housing and Neighborhood Services Division at Escondido City Hall at 201 N. Broadway, Escondido. Further information may be obtained by contacting Holly Nelson at 760-839-4518 or email@example.com in the Housing and Neighborhood Services Division.
Please see the attached draft documents:
Please note any changes to the 2019 Annual Action Plan is reflected in the 2020 Consolidated Plan.
We welcome your input and look forward to hearing your feedback!
Help is available to help you stay in your home or find a new apartment. Learn more about your rights and about programs that can help you to pay your rent or utilities:
The Shallow Subsidy Pilot Program
The Shallow Rental Subsidy Pilot Program (SRSP) is designed to improve housing stability for low-income older adults who, without financial assistance, who may be at risk of losing their housing. SRSP will serve approximately 220 households by providing a $500 monthly subsidy over a period of 18 months. Participants will also receive light case management services from Dept of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities. Eligibility for this program will include households with a head of household that is 55 years of age or older, are very low income, which is at or below 50% Area Median Income (AMI), and are severely rent-burdened. Of those deemed eligible, households with a head of household age 60 or older, with an income at or below 30% AMI, and located within one of the 39 Health Equity Zip Codes as defined by the Healthy Places Index, will be prioritized for the pilot.
Apply by March 31, 2023
Know Your Rights
Affordable Housing Resources located within Escondido
City's First Time Homebuyer Program
HUD Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) Program
Housing and Community Development Services of San Diego County administers this HUD Rental Assistance Program within the City of Escondido. For information about the program visit their website, apply here, or contact the County at (858) 694-3900 to complete an application over the phone or to request an application in the mail.
Utility Billing Past Due Account Update
In compliance with the Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order enacted in March 2020, the City suspended all past due fees and disconnections for non-payment for water and wastewater services. The Stay-At-Home Order and prohibition on the disconnection of water service was lifted in December 2021. Since the order has been lifted, multiple federal programs to assist with past due utility debt have been implemented. The results of those programs are included in the attached memo.
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a federally funded program that offers a one-time payment to assist customers with past due water or wastewater bills. The agency is currently accepting applications, customers can apply by contacting Campesinos Unidos, Inc. directly at (619) 391-9790. Additional information can be found by visiting www.csd.ca.gov/waterbill.
Paying My Water Bills
What projects are in the pipeline?
- Valley Senior Development
- City funded 50 affordable apartment studios for seniors at 30 to 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). Twenty-five unit are reserved for seniors experiencing homelessness. The projected completion date is June 2023.
- Waitlist Information: https://nationalcore.org/communities/valley-senior-village/
- Habitat for Humanity San Diego - El Norte Project
- City Funded the construction of 10 duplex-style townhomes. These are an affordable home ownership units for families at 80% percent of the applicable area median income (AMI). The projected completion date is December 2023.
- PBS news coverage
- Family Shelter
- The City was awarded a $736,066.68 grant from the County to retro fit a space for the purpose of creating a Family Shelter Program. This is in partnership with Interfaith Community Services this facility will serve 10-16 families at one time and will allow for 36 new beds.
Mobilehome Rent Review
Annual Action Plan Funding for FY 2022-23
- Neighborhood Groups Information:
Effective June 14, 2021, subordination requests are on hold. We will not be accepting subordination requests during this time.
Redevelopment Set-Aside Funds
In accordance with the requirements of AB 987 (Health and Safety Code Section 33418), passed by the California State Legislature, a worksheet describing newly constructed, existing, and substantially rehabilitated housing units developed or otherwise assisted with redevelopment tax increment Low- and Moderate-Income Housing (LMIH) Funds, or its successor the LMIH Asset Fund, including units counted to meet inclusionary and replacement housing obligations (regardless of whether such units received any assistance from the LMIH Fund or LMIH Asset Fund) may be accessed here: Affordable Housing - MultiFamily Rehab/Dev Database.
The Affordable Housing - MultiFamily Rehab/Dev Database includes all units referenced in Health and Safety Code Section 33418(c) (including all units that may be subject to Health and Safety Code Sections 33413(a) and (b)) and is updated annually.
Please note that The Affordable Housing - MultiFamily Rehab/Dev Database is not a list of currently available housing.
Valley Seniors Village Project
Valley Seniors Village is a new affordable housing complex for Seniors 62+ that is being built off Ivy and Valley in downtown Escondido. The project will have 49 studio units of which 25 units will be reserved for people who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness with mental illness. Individuals will be matched through a regional homeless database and prioritized based on their needs like length of homelessness, disabling conditions, and other risk factors. The other 24 traditional affordable housing units will have a waitlist for seniors who are considered very low and low income. The waitlist will be managed by a third party company. The City has no additional information about the waitlist at this time and will post more information on its website when it becomes available. The property is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.
The San Diego Housing Federation has put together a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Affordable Housing list with federal, state, and local resources, view the complete list here.