April 1, 2022

    Notice of Public Hearing on the San Mateo County FY2022-23 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs.

    DATE: May 3, 2022

    TIME: 9AM

    PLACE: Board of Supervisors Virtual Meeting: https://sanmateocounty.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

    On May 3, 2022 the Board of Supervisors will consider the County of San Mateo FY 2022-23 Annual Action Plan Action Plan for federal CDBG, HOME, and ESG funding. Interested parties are invited to attend and speak on the above matter. Once approved by the Board, the Annual Action Plan will be submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about May 15, 2022.

    In order to receive HUD funding under CDBG, HOME, and ESG, the County is required to prepare a fiveyear consolidated plan and an annual action plan describing the County's needs and priorities and proposed activities to be funded under the respective programs. The beneficiaries of the three programs must be very low and low income. The Consolidated Plan and Action Plan are both an application for funds and a local planning document. The FY 2022-23 Annual Action Plan budget will be approximately $6.8 million, comprising the HUD entitlement grants totaling approximately $4.3 million, and program income (loan repayments) and reprogrammed funds. Through a Notice of Funding Availability process,
    from December 2021 through February 2022, activities were selected for funding with the assistance of the Housing and Community Development Committee (HCDC), a public advisory body to the Board through the Department of Housing. The HCDC made funding recommendations on February 23, 2022. These consist of housing development, housing rehab and minor home repair, public facilities, microenterprise and economic development activities, public services, fair housing and shelters and core services for people experiencing homelessness.

    All proposed activities must meet HUD requirements of benefiting lower income persons by providing: decent housing; a suitable living environment; and expanded economic opportunity. In addition all proposed activities must be filtered through one or more of the County's funding objectives of: providing affordable housing opportunities for extremely low- and low-income individuals, families and special needs groups; providing housing opportunities and supportive services for the homeless and atrisk persons; and assisting non-housing community development and microenterprise activities. 

    Copies of the documents are available for review and public comment at https://smcgov.org/housing Interested parties may email comments to Tracy Choi at tchoi@smchousing.org. All comments due by May 3, 2022.

    Date of Publication: April 4, 2022