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Housing & CDBG Services

Rhonda Haynes
Housing Specialist
Affordable Housing Division 
315 E Acequia Ave, Visalia, CA 93291
Phone:  559 713-4460
E-Mail:  Rhonda.Haynes@visalia.city

Affordable Housing
These programs provide critical financing and other incentives for the creation and preservation of affordable housing.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Our City staff administers the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs in collaboration with local community groups and City Council.

2015 Standardized Lease Program Agreement
The City Council approved the 2015 Standardized Lease Program Agreement  with participating park owners and 2015 Model Lease Agreement on February 17, 2015. The term of the agreement is for five years.  Under this agreement participating parks have agreed to offer a standardized lease agreement with specific rental increase caps.  The City Council report dated February 12, 2015, provides information about the MOU, and its history.  It is Item #11 on the Regular item portion of the agenda.

Publications & Reports
As a participating jurisdiction and entitlement community, the City of Visalia receives federal formula grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This entitlement provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties with annual direct grants:  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds.  Grant Funds are intended to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunities primarily for low-and moderate income households.

Recent Developments
The City partners with non-profit agencies in providing affordable rental housing opportunities. Click on the above link to view a few of our most recent joint projects and their website links for more information about their programs. 

Seeking Feedback

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The City of Visalia has extended the timeline to receive feedback in preparation of the DRAFT 2016 Action Plan - comments due Feb. 12, 2016


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President's Day

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Community Development offices will be closed on Monday, February 15th observance of President's Day.



Walk 'n Bike Tulare County

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The Tulare County Association of Governments is developing a plan to make walking and biking in Tulare County safer and easier.


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