THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the County of Ventura and communities across the region will receive nearly $7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“This critical funding will help expand economic opportunities across Ventura County, as well as increase the supply of affordable housing and emergency shelters to ensure that families have a safe place to call home,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “Additionally, these grants will provide local governments with essential resources to meet local housing needs and local community development priorities.”
“The County of Ventura, along with its Entitlement Area partner communities of Santa Paula, Port Hueneme, Ojai, Fillmore and Moorpark, are grateful to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the FY 2014 award of $1,531,811 in CDBG and $446,406 in HOME funds,” said Ventura County Executive Officer Mike Powers. “As in previous years, these funds will be utilized to enhance essential services for persons of low income, with emphasis on satisfying basic needs of housing, food, and supportive services for homeless and elderly within our communities.”
In total, $6,858,051 will be allocated to the County of Ventura and the cities of Camarillo, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura from HUD’s Community Planning and Development Program, which includes Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME). These grants seek to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons through a coalescing of all levels of government.
Below is the breakdown of HUD Community Planning and Development Program funds allocated to the 26th Congressional District:
- $299,906 (CDBG)
- $2,145,231 (CDBG)
- $638, 502 (HOME)
- $177,570 (ESG)
- Thousand Oaks
- $557,289 (CDBG)
- $739,298 (CDBG)
- $322,016 (HOME)
- County of Ventura
- $1,531,833 (CDBG)
- $446,406 (HOME)
The complete list of funds for rest of California and the United States can be found here: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/about/budget/budget14.