Community Development Block Grants

The City of Thousand Oaks receives an annual entitlement in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These federal funds are used for community development projects and public/social services that primarily benefit lower-income households.  For information contact Caroline Milton at (805) 449-2331 or

Residential Rehabilitation Grant Opportunity for Very Low-Income Owner-Occupants of Single-Family Residences (including Mobile Homes and Condominiums)
A limited number of rehabilitation grants will be available through June 2015 for health and safety improvements. A limited number of properties will be selected AT RANDOM through a lottery from the submitted pre-applications. Only households selected for potential funding will be notified. A list of selected households will be available from the City's Community Development Department.

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) documents the City's actual expenditures of CDBG funds during the prior program year (July 1 through June 30).  The CAPER report is prepared each September for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

PY 2013 CAPER - July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014: $472,100 in funds.
PY 2012 CAPER - July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013: $1,400,190 in funds.
PY 2011 CAPER - July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012: $712,559 in funds.
PY 2010 CAPER - July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011: $650,934 in funds.

CDBG Needs Assessment (Federal Funds)
Each year the City invites public comments on the unmet needs of lower-income persons and households.  The City considers these comments prior to drafting a spending plan for its annual Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) entitlement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  These Federal funds are used for community development activities and public/social services that primarily benefit lower-income households.  The City's 2013 Needs Assessment administrative hearing was held on January 28, 2013.  The City estimates that $567,950 in CDBG funds will be available to the City from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 

PY 2013, PY 2014 and PY 2015-2019 CDBG Needs Assessment Administrative Hearings

2015 - 2019 

CDBG Action Plan
This report describes the City's planned expenditures of Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

PY 2014 Action Plan - July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015: $557,289 in CDBG funds
PY 2013 Action Plan - July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014: $563,128 in CDBG funds
PY 2012 Action Plan - July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013: $567,950 in CDBG funds
PY 2011 Action Plan - July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012: $607,098 in CDBG funds

2010-2015 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
As part of the HUD Consolidated Plan Process, the City collaborated with the County of Ventura and other county cities to conduct an analysis of the regional housing market and report on ocnditions that affect housing affordability and availability.  To view the City's actions and activities to address housing impediments identified in this report, see "Housing Issues, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" section of the City's CAPER report.

Ventura County Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (May 2010)

2010-2015 Consolidated Plan and 2010-2011 Action Plan
The Consolidated Plan is a long-range, strategic planning tool to be prepared by each local government receiving entitlement funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The document describes the needs of predominantly lower-income City residents and proposes activities to address those needs.  The annual Action Plan provides a short-range spending plan to implement long-range Consolidated Plan goals using CDBG and other public and private resources.  The City's 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan and 2010 Action Plan were approved by the City Council on April 27, 2010 and may be viewed by selecting the links below.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Table: 2010-2011 CDBG Action Plan ($729,330 in CDBG funds)
Table: 2010-2011 Social Services Grants ($215,129 including $109,399 in CDBG Funds and $105,740 in City's Social Services Endowment Funds (SSEF))
Exhibit: Old Town West Master Plan, Phase 1 ($1.2 million in CDBG Funds)

2010-2015 Citizen Participation Plan (Resolution 2010-085)
The City's revised Citizen Participation Plan (click here) describes how the public can participate in the City's CDBG program-related Concolidated Plan process. 

Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) Funds
In addition to its annual CDBG entitlement in FY 2009-2010, the City received a one-time supplemental grant of $182,881 as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  This Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) funding was used to replace 63 roof-mounted air conditioning units and 63 in-unit heaters at the low- and moderate-income housing complex, Bella Vista Apartments, located at 2011-2025 Los Feliz Drive.  The City partnered with local non-profit affordable housing development organization Many Mansions on this housing improvements project.  To view CDBG-R related documents, please click the links below.

CDBG-R Proposal
CDBG-R Funding Agreement
CDBG-R Expenditure Summary