GRANT FUNDED PROGRAMS
Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA)
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (State HCD) recently announced that the County is eligible for approximately $3.3 million in PLHA funds over the next five years. The purpose of the PLHA Program is to help local governments to address their affordable housing needs. To access these funds, the County must submit a five year plan showing how it intends to use its PLHA funds over the next five years for eligible housing activities within the unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County (County).
Additional information on the PLHA Program and the County’s PLHA 5-Year Plan can be found below:
State HCD PLHA Final Guidelines (2019) Includes a list of eligible activities, the application process, and threshold requirements for an application to be considered for funding.
Amended County PLHA 5-Year Plan (2023) Includes a table listing activities the County proposes to fund for the next five years along with the percentage of funds that will be allocated to each of these activities.
Original County PLHA 5-Year Plan (2020) Includes a table listing activities the County proposes to fund for the next five years along with the percentage of funds that will be allocated to each of these activities.
Past County Grant Programs
BEGIN Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods Program
2009: Mortgage Assistance
2010: Owner Occupied Rehabilitation (not active)
2011: Mortgage Assistance
2014: Manufactured Home Replacement
CDBG Community Development Block Grant Program
2009: Public Facilities – Davenport Water Project
Public Services – Second Harvest Food Bank
2010: Public Infrastructure in Support of the Affordable Housing Project: Schapiro Knolls
Public Services: Dientes Community Dental Clinic
2012: Public Facilities: Dientes Community Dental Clinic Pediatric Expansion Wing
- Cemex Re-Use Plan
- Women’s Health Center Expansion Study
HOME Home Investment Partnership Program
2009: First-time Homebuyer Assistance
2011: Tenant-Based Rental and First-Time Homebuyer Assistance
2012: Tenant-Based Rental and First-Time Homebuyer Assistance