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Housing & CDBG Services

 

We're working on compiling the community’s five-year housing plan for fiscal year 2020-2024 and are updating the City’s Housing Element. As part of this process, we are reaching out to the community to take a short online survey.

We want to know what YOU think about affordable housing, housing conditions, senior population needs, and other housing-related hurdles for the City of Visalia. 
Your voice matters.  Click here for more information and to take the surveys.

 

Affordable Housing - These programs provide critical financing and other incentives for the creation and preservation of affordable housing.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Our City staff administers the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs in collaboration with local community groups and City Council.

Loan Servicing Agency - AmeriNat, services the City of Visalia existing housing loan files. If you have an existing loan there are new online payment options available by clicking the link.  You may also contact AmeriNat directly for questions and pay off instructions at 1-800-943-1988; fax your request to Customer Service at (562) 928-9171; or click the link above to visit their website.

 

Publications & Reports

As a participating jurisdiction and entitlement community, the City of Visalia receives federal formula grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This entitlement provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties with annual direct grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds. Grant Funds are intended to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunities primarily for low-and moderate income households.

Housing Successor
1) Implementation Plan  (Fiscal Yr 2009-10 through 2013-14)

2) Fiscal Year 14-15 Annual Report (dated April 1, 2016)

3) Fiscal Year 15-16 Annual Report (dated March 9, 2017)

4) Fiscal Year 16-17 Annual Report.pdf (dated January 22, 2018)

5) Fiscal Year 17-18 Annual Report (dated March 20, 2019)

Recent Developments
The City partners with non-profit agencies in providing affordable rental housing opportunities. Click on the above link to view a few of our most recent joint projects and their website links for more information about their programs. 

2015 Standardized Lease Program Agreement
The City Council approved the 2015 Standardized Lease Program Agreement  with participating park owners and 2015 Model Lease Agreement on February 17, 2015. The term of the agreement is for five years.  Under this agreement participating parks have agreed to offer a standardized lease agreement with specific rental increase caps.  The City Council report dated February 12, 2015, provides information about the MOU, and its history.  It is Item #11 on the Regular item portion of the agenda.

 

Contact Information:

Rhonda Haynes, Housing Specialist                                                 
Affordable Housing Division                      
707 W Acequia Ave, Visalia, CA 93291       
Phone:  (559) 713-4460                                  
E-Mail:  Rhonda.Haynes@visalia.city


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