CDBG Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG is a formula grant allocated to local governments for the purpose of developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate-income.  

Each year, the City receives approximately $200,000 of CDBG funds from HUD for local community development, housing activities, and public services. The City administers the distribution of funds to service providers and for capital projects. Regulations governing the CDBG program require that each activity meet one of the following three broad national objectives:

  1. Benefit people with low and moderate incomes
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
  3. Meet an urgent need (such as earthquake, flood, or hurricane relief)

The following examples of the activities and services that the City has implemented with CDBG funding: 

  • Niguel Woods Street Improvement project
  • George White Elementary School field improvements
  • Sea Country Senior Center Expansion project
  • Laguna Niguel Elementary School Restroom project
  • Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Counseling Services
  • Services for youth, senior, persons with disabilities, and homeless

Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report
Fiscal Year 2018-19

During FY 2018-2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019), the City awarded CDBG funds to a number of nonprofit agencies and public improvement projects. The City’s annual report, or the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), details the uses of CDBG funds and achievements. The Draft CAPER will be available for public review from August 30, 2019 to September 13, 2019. Written comments on the CAPER will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on September 13, 2019. Information on the CAPER and the City’s CDBG program are available for public review at the Community Development Department. Persons requesting information should email Mike Linares at

2-1-1 Orange County

2-1-1 Orange County offers a comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. Callers seeking assistance can dial 211 (toll-free) or (888) 600-4357  24 hours-a-day and be connected to trained, multilingual Information and Referral specialists.

Fair Housing

The City contracts with the Fair Housing Council of Orange County to provide fair housing services. The agency works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Orange County by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity, and preserving dignity and human rights. If you have been the victim of housing discrimination or have a landlord/tenant issue, call (714)569-0823 or go to the Fair Housing of OC's website.