Housing & Community Development
The HCD Division assists in the creation of a viable community by carrying out various community development activities that aide in providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, improved streets, business development and public services.
The HCD Division is responsible for the management and oversight of federally funded programs to include:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Lynwood’s CDBG program focuses mainly on public facilities and improvements, code, health and safety programs and activities, affordable housing and improvements, fair housing initiatives, neighborhood revitalization efforts, senior citizen and youth programs and activities. Current CDBG activities include street improvements, code enforcement; home improvement, fair housing services, senior and youth activities.
The City of Lynwood is accepting applications from community based organizations, nonprofits, City departments, and citizens interested in applying for CDBG funds to assist low and moderate income persons. Original application due date was February 27th, 2017 at 5:00pm. The new due date for application submission is Monday March 6th, 2017 at 5:00pm. The City is also conducting a community needs survey in your neighborhood to gather information on the types of services and improvements that may be needed. Please tell us what you feel is important in your community by clicking on this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TD7BVSX that will direct you to a survey to collect your thoughts. You may also print the Survey, complete it and turn it in at the City Manager’s office to the attention of Ms. Simona Ramirez. Thank you for your participation.
HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) Program
Lynwood’s HOME Program funds a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing. This year Lynwood is offering a Home Improvement Program to provide technical and financial assistance to qualifying homeowners of residential properties. A maximum of $45,000 is available per homeowner in the form of a $35,000 deferred payment loan and/or a $10,000 grant. Participating households must meet income eligibility and program requirements.
CalHome First Time Homebuyers Program (CalHome)
The CalHome Program provides a maximum of $60,000 in financial assistance to qualifying homebuyers of properties in the City of Lynwood. Assistance can be used towards the purchase price and closing costs. Prospective borrower/purchaser should be prequalified by a Lender prior to participation in this program. Participating homebuyer must meet income eligibility and program requirements.
Fair Housing Services
Information, counseling, dispute resolution, mediation and investigative services are provided at no cost to landlords, tenants and prospective renters by calling the Fair Housing Foundation at (562) 989-1206. Guidance is offered on topics such as housing discrimination, rental laws, and eviction procedures.
The HCDBG Division also facilitates the completion process of former Redevelopment Agency projects/activities; shares information related to the redevelopment agency dissolution; and monitors enforceable obligation and reporting.