2015 Drought Housing Relocation Assistance Program (DHRA) (AB 93)

Contact

(916) 263-2771

Purpose

Provide needed assistance to those affected by the California drought that continues into 2016.

Assistance Type for Communities and Public Infrastructure

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program current grantees, per Management Memo 14-04 (PDF), may request to have their grants reprogrammed for drought-related activities.  CDBG funds within the eligible jurisdictions may be used for public infrastructure. Contact Susan.Naramore@hcd.ca.gov for more information.

Assistance Type for Individuals

Drought Housing Relocation Assistance (DHRA) Program provides 12 months of temporary assistance for persons—tenants and homeowners--moving from their current residence, which lacks reasonable access to potable water resulting from the drought for which the Governor declared a state of emergency on January 17, 2014, via Executive order B-29, dated April 1, 2015.  Details and resources for this aspect of the program follow:

DHRA Forms and Resources

For additional information, contact Trinidad.Sanchez@hcd.ca.gov.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are available through a city’s or county’s housing department.  Whether the residence is in an incorporated city or an unincorporated area, residents should contact their local department and ask about the availability of “CDBG housing rehabilitation” funding.  Funding under Housing Rehabilitation may be used to address private well issues and lateral hookups to public infrastructure. 

Contact Susan.Naramore@hcd.ca.gov for more information.

Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) funds are available through a city’s or county’s housing department.  Whether the residence is in an incorporated city or an unincorporated area, residents should contact their local department and ask about the availability of “HOME TBRA” funding. 

Contact Nicole.Mccay@hcd.ca.gov for more information.

CalHome Program financing is available through a local jurisdiction or nonprofit corporation.  Awardees were announced September 2014.  Existing awards from previous years may also be available through your counties.  Contact Justin.Jeremiah@hcd.ca.gov for more information.


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Plans & Reports

  • 2015-2025 Statewide Housing Plan
  • California Inter-Regional Partnership (IRP) Program Final Report (2005)
  • The Future of Infill Housing: Opportunities, Potential, Feasibility and Demand (2005)
  • Recommendations of the Interagency Task Force on Homelessness (2003)
  • Raising the Roof - California Housing Development Projections and Constraints (2001)
  • Housing: California's Foundation for Economic Growth (PDF)
  • Draft Substantial Amendment to 2015-16 Annual Action Plan and Public Notice (PDF)
  • 2010-2015 California Consolidated Plan
  • Annual Plan, CAPER (updated annually)