About the Division
The Housing Division is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding it receives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on an annual basis. The City of La Habra annually receives over $600,000 dollars in CDBG funding. The primary objective of the HUD CDBG Program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily focused on low- and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods. The national objectives of the CDBG program were established to assist local communities with activities focused on:
- Eliminating slums and blight, preventing deterioration of property, providing needed neighborhood community facilities, provision of supportive services;
- Preserving and improving the supply of affordable housing through improvement of low- and moderate-income housing;
- Acquisition, design, construction, and installation of needed public facilities, improvements, and accessibility measures;
- Creation and retention of jobs for low- and moderate-income persons through the expansion of business opportunities and the provision of financial incentives to businesses.
The City currently funds the following organizations with CDBG funding:
- The Childrens Museum - Community Services Department, Museum Scholarship
- Youth Sports Grants - Community Services Department
- Fair Housing Foundation
- VCC: The Gary Center
- Senior Health & Wellness - Community Services Department
- Graffiti Removal Program – City Program – Community Services Department
- Community Resource Care Center (CRCC)
- Mercy House
Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the City of La Habra supports the Fair Housing Education, Counseling and Enforcement Program. Services are delivered by the Fair Housing Foundation. This organization is a nonpartisan organization that supports both landlords and tenants. The purpose of the program is to counteract and eliminate discriminatory housing practices. For more information about the program or services, please contact the Fair Housing Foundation directly at 714-918-8001. You may also visit their website.
The City also owns two mobile home parks, Park La Habra and View Park Mobile Estates. Park La Habra currently has 107 units. View Park has 142 units and a brand new playground. The parks are managed by Santiago Communities. Both parks have a manager on site. For information on availability of a space, rules and regulations, you may contact Park Manager Susan Mullens from Park La Habra at 562-697-7882 or Park Manager Esther Dickenson from View Park Mobile Estates at 562-691-2195. You may also contact Aimee Molsberry, President and Chief Operations Officer from Santiago Communities, at 714-744-4993.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Workshops
Join and learn about the Analysis of Impediments to the Fair Housing process and how it contributes to advancing fair housing opportunities.
Citizen Participation Committee to Set CDBG Priority Needs
A Public Hearing will be held before the Community Services Commission to establish the 5-year Consolidated Plan Priority Needs as well as the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan Priority Needs at its Commission Meeting scheduled for December 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chambers located at 100 E. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631
Recommendations made at this meeting will be forwarded to the City Council for final approval. For additional information please contact Susan Louie (562) 383-4111.
It is the intent of the City to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects. If, as an attendee or a participant at this meeting, you will need special assistance beyond what is normally provided, the City will attempt to accommodate you in every reasonable manner. Please contact Susan Louie, Housing Specialist at (562) 383-4111 at least 96 hours prior to the meeting to inform us of your needs and to determine if accommodation is feasible.