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14 October 2020
COVID-19 Emergency Utility Assistance Program - Available for Monterey One Water (M1W) Residential Customers

COVID-19 Emergency Utility Assistance Program - Available for Monterey One Water (M1W) Residential Customers

In collaboration with the County of Monterey and the United Way of Monterey County, a COVID-19 Emergency Utility Assistance Program is now available for Monterey One Water residential customers. This program is designed to provide utility relief for eligible households facing financial instability because of a loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19.

Complete details at www.montereyonewater.org/cares | Flyer in English and Spanish

M1W Covid Flyer

13 October 2020
Notice of CDBG Substantial Amendments, for Public Review through October 20, 2020

Notice of CDBG Substantial Amendments, for Public Review through October 20, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2019 – 2020 & 2020 – 2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLANS WILL BE HELD BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL OCTOBER 20, 2020. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY AT 7:00 P.M. A DRAFT OF THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW UNTIL OCTOBER 20, 2020.  

Draft Substantial Amendments

14:00 21 October 2020
ECHO Fair Housing Tester Training, Wednesday, October 21
08 September 2020
Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Report Available for Review

Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Report Available for Review

The City of Monterey has prepared its 2019-2020 draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.

 The Report contains the following information:

  1. Financial data on revenues, activities, expenditures and accomplishments in programs for the following households: a) Very Low Income; b) Low income; c) Moderate-income.
  2. Narrative reports comparing the relationship of community needs and the use of funds to the objectives in the City’s Consolidated Plan for Housing Programs.

Due to COVID-19, City offices are currently closed to the public. This draft Report will be available for review beginning September 8, 2020 at the following City web pages: monterey.org, monterey.org/planning, monterey.org/housing

Public Input: The public is invited to attend a public hearing on Tuesday, September 15, during the City of Monterey Council meeting, to comment on the draft report. Additionally, the public is invited to address comments in writing to Grant Leonard, Administrative Analyst, 580 Pacific Street, Monterey CA 93940. The deadline for receiving written comments is September 24, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Report: 2019-2020 Draft CAPER

19 August 2020
ADU Survey Results (Accessory Dwelling Units) also called Granny Units, and ADU Webinar Series, Sep. 2020

ADU Survey Results (Accessory Dwelling Units) also called Granny Units, and ADU Webinar Series, Sep. 2020

The ADU Survey Results are now available at https://monterey.org/Portals/0/Reports/CommDev/20_0810-ADU-Survey-Results.pdf 

We know it can be difficult to fully understand some of the terms used and the possible implications on your neighborhood. After you have reviewed these results, feel free to give us a call at (831) 242-8732 if you have questions or more comments. We will try to respond to each and every call within the same business day. We need to hear from you!

The Monterey City Council is scheduled to hear a presentation with more details of the survey results at the September 1, 2020 Council Meeting. Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance at isearchmonterey.org.

Also, please see the following information about upcoming webinars, available in English and Spanish - REGISTER HERE

Associated Email sent on August 19, 2020

21 July 2020
Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Grant Application Proposed Activities Plan

Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Grant Application Proposed Activities Plan

The Housing Programs Office continues to pursue funding opportunities that will support the City’s goals related to developing affordable housing. To that end, the City is eligible to apply for the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) grant. The purpose of the PLHA is to provide a permanent source of funding to all local governments in California to help cities and counties implement plans to increase the affordable housing stock. 

Funding would be received each year, for five years, based on the formula prescribed under federal law for the Community Development Block Grant. The preliminary amount for the City of Monterey for year-one is $116,419, or approximately $698,514 or the five-year period. Only 5% is allocated for administrative costs.

This is a non-competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process with a deadline of July 26, 2020.

PLHA Plan for Review

 

13 March 2020
Draft Plans Available for Community Development Block Grant Program

Draft Plans Available for Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of Monterey is pleased to announce the release of the Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Conpletion of the plans is required for the City to receive federal Community Development Block Grant funding. This funding supports the City's efforts to improve affordable housing, support local non-profits serving the City's residents, and fund improvements to community facilities, City parks and facilities operated by non-profits serving City residents. 

The plans will be available for a public comment period ending with a City Council hearing on April 21, 2020. 

Draft Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

Draft Public Engagement Summary

06 November 2019
Notice of public meeting: Technical workshop and community meeting for 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan 2020-2021 for housing and community development programs.

Notice of public meeting: Technical workshop and community meeting for 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan 2020-2021 for housing and community development programs.

The City of Monterey is in the process of preparing its Five-Year Consolidated Plan, required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The City anticipates receiving approximately $5M in funds over the next 5 years. The Consolidated Plan provides a strategy for addressing critical community development needs of City residents. Annual Action Plans summarize the actions, activities, and resources that will be used to address priority community needs and goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.

Activities eligible for CDBG funding for low- and moderate- income families and neighborhoods include:

  • Community services
  • Economic development assistance
  • Improvements to public infrastructure and facilities
  • Homelessness
  • Affordable housing

Applicants for funding for the 2020-2021 Action Plan year are required to attend a planned Technical Assistance Workshop to understand funding restrictions and obtain guidance regarding funding application completion and submittal.

Public Meeting notice in English & Spanish

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