California Department of Housing & Community Development (CA HCD)
Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Program
In September 2017, the California Legislature approved Senate Bill 2 (SB 2), known as the Building Homes and Jobs Act (Act), which established a $75 recording fee on real estate documents to increase the supply of affordable housing. The Act establishes the Permanent Local Housing (PLHA) program administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The PLHA provides a permanent source of funding to cities and counties to help meet the unmet need for affordable housing and increase the supply of affordable housing units. The due date for the City's response the NOFA with a program application is July 27, 2020.
The State requires entitlement jurisdictions to use PLHA program funds to increase the supply of affordable housing. In order to receive PLHA program funds, the City of San Leandro is required to submit a PLHA 302(c)(4) Plan detailing the manner in which allocated funds will be used.
Following is a link to the draft plan: Five Year PLHA 302(c)(4) Plan
The Plan will cover calendar years 2019 to 2023. For more information, please visit CA Department of Housing and Community Development, PLHA website or contact Maryann Sargent, Senior Housing Specialist, at (510) 577-6005 or email@example.com.
Every five years, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) requires that the City, as an entitlement jurisdiction, prepare a five-year Strategic Plan (also known as the Consolidated Plan) that establishes strategies for addressing the City's priority needs and identifies funding priorities for the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs. The City of San Leandro completed the Consolidated Planning for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025:
For the FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the City of San Leandro completed a Priority Needs Survey to help assess San Leandro’s housing, public facilities, and social service needs as part of its update to the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The Plan, required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), uses Census data and public comments to assess and prioritize San Leandro’s housing and community development needs.
Additionally, the City of San Leandro held two community meetings in January 2020 to determine priority needs in the community in areas such as affordable housing, public facility improvements, and social services, including basic needs programs, homelessness, crisis shelters, and fair housing services. For those who were not able to attend any of these meetings, you can view the presentation by clicking HERE.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Amended the Five Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2015-2019 and the Annual Action Plan for FY 2019-2020 to program CARES Act Stimulus Funding:
Following are the current and prior Consolidated Planning documents:
The City's Annual Action Plans identifies the activities and their annual funding allocations in accordance with the most current five-year Consolidated Plan described above for the specified fiscal year. The Plans include information on funding resources for housing and community development activities, specifically federal CDBG funds, and a description of proposed CDBG-funded activities.
An amendment to FY2019-2020 Annual Action Plan was done in response to HUD Guidance to program CARES Act Stimulus Funding:
FY2019-2020 Annual Action Plan
FY2018-2019 Annual Action Plan
FY2017-2018 Annual Action Plan
FY2016-2017 Annual Action Plan
FY2015-2016 Annual Action Plan
FY2014-2015 Annual Action Plan
FY2013-2014 Annual Action Plan
FY2012-2013 Annual Action Plan
Amendment to FY2010-2011 Annual Action Plan (The City amended its FY2010-2011 Annual Action Plan to re-allocate unused funds into other HUD-approved activities.)
The City's CAPERs assess the City's performance in meeting the goals, objectives, and actions proposed under its Annual Action Plans and Five-Year Consolidated Plan.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires federally-funded jurisdictions to affirmatively further fair housing. To advance this work, jurisdictions are required to provide and regularly update an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). Below is the link to the City of San Leandro’s AI that was prepared for the Alameda County HOME Consortium. The Consortium consists of eight CDBG entitlement jurisdictions that includes the City of San Leandro in addition to areas of unincorporated Alameda County.
This Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice examines policies and practices that may limit residents’ ability to choose housing in an environment free from discrimination. The AI assembles fair housing information, identifies any existing barriers that limit housing choice, and proposes actions to overcome those barriers. HUD defines impediments to fair housing choice as:
• Any actions, omissions or decisions taken because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin which restrict housing choices or the availability of housing choices; or
• Any actions, omissions or decisions that have the effect of restricting housing choices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, Alameda County HOME Consortium
2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, Alameda County HOME Consortium
2010 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, Alameda County HOME Consortium
The City must have a Citizen Participation Plan that governs the process for receiving public input during the Consolidated Plan process annually and every five years. The goal of the Citizen Participation Plan is to encourage all citizens to participate in the planning and implementation of all CDBG and HOME-funded programs and activities.
An amendment to the Citizen Participation Plan was done in response to HUD Guidance on programming CARES Act Stimulus Funding. The following amended plan was adopted by San Leandro City Council on June 15, 2020:
The Housing Element is a key component of the City's General Plan, required by state law and updated regularly - usually every five years. The Housing Element identifies and analyzes existing housing needs and determines goals, policies, objectives, financial resources and proposed programs and activities to preserve, improve and develop housing.
Annual Progress Reports (APRs) are due to the California Department of Housing and Community Development every April. Following are the APRs submitted do date in this planning cycle: