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Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

CDBG is a federal program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The funds are used to develop viable communities by promoting decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate- income persons. Eligibility is determined by household income compared to the median household income in the region, adjusted for household size. The City of Santee submits an application for CDBG funds annually.

Five-Year Consolidated Plan

The Five-Year Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive planning document that identifies the City’s overall priority needs for housing and community development and outlines a five-year strategy to address those needs. The plan also provides a framework for annual decisions on the use of CDBG funds and serves as a guide for local agencies seeking federal, state and local financial assistance under alternative funding sources.

Annual Action Plan

The City’s Annual Action Plan establishes priorities for the upcoming program year and identifies programs and activities that have been awarded funding to address the city’s priority needs.

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Each year, the City of Santee prepares what is known as the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) in order to provide HUD, City Council and citizens with a summary of goals, strategies and objectives met during the program year as related to the Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan.

The CAPER also reports on accomplishments of other local nonprofit and private organizations as related to certain housing and community development goals of the City of Santee.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

The City of Santee cooperates with other jurisdictions in the region to conduct periodic analysis of factors that may block or impede a person’s right to fair treatment in housing choice. Under the regulatory guidance of HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, the City establishes policies and undertakes specific actions to promote fair housing choice.

Citizen Participation Plan

The City of Santee encourages all citizens to participate in the development of the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan, to participate in any substantial amendments, and to review annual performance reporting submitted to the general public, City Council and HUD.   As an entitlement jurisdiction, the City follows a HUD consolidated planning process.