Housing and Community Development
About the Division
The Housing and Community Development Division enhances the Salinas community by assisting low and moderate income families, reducing slum and blight, and responding to emergencies through the administration of Housing and Urban Development grants and other housing resources and policies. Each year, the Division effectively manages three HUD grants: Community Development Block grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG). In addition, the Division actively fosters housing development by creating incentives (density bonus) and regulations (inclusionary housing), preserving existing affordable housing, providing rehabilitation assistance for lower income households, and funding the development of new affordable housing units.