The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a program federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provides grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and communities. In 1991, the City of Vista became an entitlement city, which is a city with a population of 50,000 or more that receives CDBG funds directly from the federal government. The purposes of the CDBG program are to ensure that communities have viable resources to provide affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunity.
To receive CDBG funds, the City of Vista must develop a Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), and Citizen Participation Plan. These documents outline how the City plans on and has used our CDBG funds.
On August 11, 2015, the City Council adopted the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, which identifies strategies for providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities for low-income populations. The Annual Action Plan outlines spending and activities for the corresponding program years. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) evaluates the City’s accomplishments and use of CDBG funds. The Citizen Participation Plan specifies the City’s policies and procedures for engaging citizens and encouraging them to participate in creating, evaluating, and implementing the CDBG program and Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH).
- 2015/19 Consolidated Plan (includes FY 2015/16 Annual Action Plan)
- FY 2016/17 Annual Action Plan
- FY 2015/16 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
- FY 2014/15 Consolidate Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
- Citizen Participation Plan (CPP)
- San Diego Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
- Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Committee
The City of Vista contracts with Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc., a non-profit organization, to counsel property owners, managers, tenants, and homebuyers on fair housing related issues. The organization can also advise you of landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities, including repair issues, and they can mediate with your landlord on your behalf. Please download the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc brochure for more details.
If you think you are a victim of a housing-related discrimination incident, or if you would like more information about fair housing, please call Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. at 844.449.3500 and mention that you are a resident of the City of Vista. You can also visit the Legal Aid Society online here. In addition, you may contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 800.347.3739 or online here.
CDBG Requests for Proposals
Each year, the City seeks to maximize the full potential of the CDBG grant by partnering with local organizations. Contracts are awarded every other year to organizations who are successful in the City’s RFP selection process. The next RFP will be issued in late 2017. This portion of the website will be updated with the pertinent information at that time.
To be placed on an interest list for the RFP which will be issued in late 2017, please contact the CDBG Program Manager.
CDBG Program Manager
Amanda Lee, Housing Manager