CDBG Program

2020-2021 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Draft report now available - Now accepting public comment 

The City of Laguna Niguel is pleased to release the draft 2020-21 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for public comment. The CAPER will be available for public review between September 2, 2021, and September 17, 2021. Written comments on the CAPER will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on September 17, 2021. Comments may be emailed to email

The CAPER is being prepared for submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and reports on grants  intended to assist the City in providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, addressing community service and facility needs, and expanding economic opportunities for primarily low and moderate income persons for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. 

PUBLIC MEETING: On September 21, 2021, the City of Laguna Niguel City Council will conduct a public meeting to consider the report.

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
  • Sea Country Senior Center Expansion project
    Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Counseling Services
  • Services for youth, senior, persons with disabilities, and homeless

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.