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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program - 909-620-2368

The City of Pomona Housing Authority provides rental assistance to qualifying families and individuals through its Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV). This program allows very low-income families to access affordable housing within the City limits.

 

 

 

 

Quick Links

 PHA 2014-2019 Five Year Plan pdf icon

 PHA 2017 Annual Plan pdf icon

 Change of Address Form for Waiting List Applications pdf icon
 Request for Portability Form pdf icon

 Utility Allowance Schedule (Single and Multi-Family, Effective 10-14-19)pdf icon 

2019 Fair Market Rents and Payment Standards pdf icon

         PHA Administrative Plan (Effective 9-9-19) pdf icon

 

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)

 The Section-8 Rental Assistance Program is a Federally funded program established by the 1974 Housing And Community Development Act to assist very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to select eligible housing, including apartments, townhouses and single-family homes.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Section 8:

How does the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program work?

The Section 8 Program provides for direct monthly payments to property owners on behalf of qualified families to cover a portion of the rent. Families can stay where they are currently living or move anywhere within the City of Pomona, as long as the housing unit they choose meets certain housing quality standards and the landlord agrees to participate in the rental assistance program.

A housing assistance payment (HAP) must comply with their rental agreement and the Section 8 program requirements. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.

Program Roles and Expectations

    • Tenant's Role: Each Housing Choice Voucher participant must comply with their lease agreement and the Housing Choice Voucher Program requirements. Each tenant is expected to pay their share of the rent on time, maintain the unit in good condition and notify the Pomona Housing Authority of any changes in income or family composition.
    • Owner's Role: The owner must provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for the contracted rental unit. The rental unit must pass housing quality standards and be maintained consistently according to those standards for as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments.
    • Housing Authority's Role: The Pomona Housing Authority administers the program locally, providing rental assistance that enables families to secure suitable housing.
    • HUD's Role: HUD provides funds that allow the Pomona Housing Authority to make housing assistance payments on behalf of eligible program participants.

How can I become a part of the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program?

A family or individual interested in participating in the Section-8 Program must complete an application during a published application period. The Pomona Housing Authority will determine whether your families' composition and income qualify you for assistance.

What can I expect during the application process?

Applications for the Section 8 program are accepted only during specific application periods. These application periods are publicized through the local newspaper, the City website, the City of Pomona's Kiosk Information System and other public venues. Only during this publicized period may you request and submit an application to the Housing Authority for this program. When you submit your application it will be time and date stamped and you will be placed on a waiting list accordingly to date and time received.

How long will I be on the waiting list?

Since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited resources available, long waiting periods are common. There is no way to determine how long you will be on the Section 8 waiting list. Names are taken in the order in which they are received. Once your name is reached on the waiting list, Housing Authority will contact you. Your eligibility status will be re-determined at that time and if you are eligible you will receive a Housing Choice Voucher.

What happens once I receive a Housing Voucher?

Once you receive a Housing Voucher, you have a set period of time pursuant to federal regulations, from the date the Voucher is issued to find a suitable place to live within the city limits of the City of Pomona. The unit the family chooses to live in must be at or below the Fair Market Rent (FMR) limits and be able to pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection. FMR's are maximum rent level set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the area based on typical cost and unit size.

How do I transfer (port) to a different Housing Authority?

Portability applies to families moving out of or into the PHA's jurisdiction within the United States and it's territories.

Out-Going Portability

Within the limitations of the regulations and agency policy, a participant family has the right to receive tenant based voucher assistance to lease a unit outside the Housing Authority's jurisdiction or anywhere in the United States with a tenant based program. When a family request to move outside of the PHA's jurisdiction, the request must specify the area to which the family wants to move. If there is more than one PHA in the area in which the family has selected a unit, the PHA will choose the receiving PHA. A family will not be allowed to exercise portability during the initial year of issuance of the Housing Voucher.

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PHA CONTACT INFORMATION:

Find a Public Housing Agency (PHA):

 

If you need public housing assistance or would like specific information about public housing programs such as housing choice vouchers, please contact any of the following Housing Agencies. To view contact information by state, click on the link below, select your state from the list-box, or use the map:

 

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pha/contacts

 

INFORMATION FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AND MANAGERS:

What are the requirements for my unit to be rented to an assisted family?

The unit must meet HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and the rent must be approvable within HUD Fair Market Rents.

How do I make a unit available to voucher holders?

You may call the Pomona Housing Authority to have the unit listed on a list of available properties. You may also advertise in the local newspaper with the phrase "will accept Section 8."

Can I collect a security deposit?

Yes, but it must not be in excess of private practice, or in excess of amounts charged to unassisted tenants.

What are my rights and responsibilities as a landlord?

    •  The owner must maintain the unit in accordance with Housing Quality Standards.
    •  Set reasonable rules about the use of the unit and common areas.
    •  Do not enter a unit without the tenant's permission and proper notice except for emergencies or tenant requested repairs.
    •  Collect appropriate security deposits.
    •  Comply with Equal Opportunity requirements.
    •  Enforce tenant obligations under the lease.
    •  Comply with terms and conditions of the lease and HAP contract.
    •  Take action through court to evict when tenant violates the lease.
    •  For more information about the Section 8 program browse the Official HUD Website

 

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FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM:

What is the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program?

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program, as designed by HUD, encourages communities to develop strategies to assist families participating in the Section 8 program to obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency.

In order to help FSS participants meet their goals, the Pomona Housing Authority, works with local service agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a network of resources that gives participating FSS family members the skills and experience necessary to enable them to obtain employment.

Who is eligible to participate in the FSS program?

Families who receive Section 8 housing assistance through the Pomona Housing Authority are eligible to apply for the City's FSS program. The Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator will determine if applicants are qualified. Participation in the FSS program is voluntary.

How do I apply for the FSS program?

If you are currently a Section 8 Housing Voucher tenant, contact the Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator to see if you qualify for this program. If you do qualify, you will be referred to the Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator to proceed with the application process.

 For more information regarding this program please contact the Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator at 909-620-2235.

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SHELTER PLUS CARE PROGRAM

The Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program provides permanent housing (rental assistance) in connection with supportive services to homeless individuals with disabilities and their families. The Shelter Plus Care Program works with outside agencies (sponsors) who provide the supportive services to qualified participants.

Who is the primary target population?

 Homeless persons who:

    • Have serious mental illness; and/or
    • Chronic problems with alcohol, drugs or both; and/or
    • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases.

 To assist Shelter Plus Care participants to:

    • Obtain permanent housing
    • Increase skills or income
    • Obtain greater self-determination

 For more information:  http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/programs/splusc/

 
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) (909) 620-3768

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Funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allows the City of Pomona to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

 
 

 

 

 

    

2018-2019 DRAFT Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) pdf icon

2019-2020 DRAFT Annual Action Plan pdf icon

2018-2023 Consolidated Plan and FY 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan as adopted on June 18, 2018 pdf icon

2018-2013 Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) as adoped on June 19, 2017 pdf icon

Citizen Participation Plan as Adopted on October 17, 2016 pdf icon

FY 2017-2018 Community Needs Survey Survey Results for development of the 2018-2023 Consolidated Plan and FY 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan pdf icon

FY 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan as Adopted on July 17, 2017 pdf icon

FY 2017-2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) as adopted on September 10, 2018 pdf icon

FY 2016-2017 Consolidated Annual Perfomance Evaluation Report (CAPER) as Adopted on September 18, 2017pdf icon

 

CDBG Annual Planning Process:

 

 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding CDBG:

 

What is the Community Development Block Grant?

The City of Pomona's CDBG program is funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The purpose of CDBG funds is to provide resources to help cities counter problems of housing affordability, blight, economic decline and the shortfall of social services to low and moderate income persons, the homeless, and persons with special needs. The principal mission of the program is to benefit persons of low-moderate income, including the elderly, disabled, families and homeless.

 

What is required to receive CDBG funding?

CDBG community development projects must be located within designated eligible neighborhoods, target areas, or demonstrate a benefit to lower income persons and in most cases, must be undertaken by either the City or a non-profit organization. In addition, the program or project must meet a national objective of the program and must be an eligible activity. Projects or programs must also be consistent with identified needs in the City's 5-Year Consolidated Plan.

 Funding requests are made through a formal application process that is competitive. Funding awards are made by the City Council through a public hearing process.

 

What types of services and projects are eligible?

A variety of services and projects are eligible under the CDBG program. Among them are public services to low-moderate income persons in the City and various rehabilitation, public improvement and infrastructure construction projects. The amount of funds expended on public services cannot exceed 15% of the year's grant amount.


Activities that are eligible for funding using the CDBG program include:

    •  Public facilities improvements.
    •  Public services.
    •  Economic development.
    •  Housing development and rehabilitation.

 

When does the CDBG funding cycle begin?

The funding cycle typically begins in November or December, depending on when the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notifies the City of its annual grant amounts.

 

What is the payment process through the City?

Payment requests are turned in to the CDBG unit, along with required back-up documentation. Requests are processed and approved. Once approved, they are sent to Finance for check processing. Requests that are received by Finance and approved on Tuesday are ready in the next week. Payment requests received and approved after Tuesday go in the check run for the following week.

 

What is the relationship between HUD and the City?

HUD is the funding source for CDBG funds and provides federal oversight for compliance with federal requirements, regulations and laws. The City is the receiver of grant funds and, as such, can carry out programs directly or can contract with one or more subrecipients (outside agencies) for programs and services.

 

What is the Consolidated Plan?

To receive its annual CDBG entitlement grant, the City must develop and submit to HUD its Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive planning document and application for funding. The programs applied for utilizing the Consolidated Plan include CDBG, ESG and the HOME program. In its Consolidated Plan the City must identify its goals for these programs as well as for other housing programs. These goals serve as the criteria against which HUD evaluates the City's Plan and its performance under the Plan. This Consolidated Plan must certify that not less than 70% of the CDBG funds received will be used for activities that benefit low-moderate income persons and that the City will affirmatively further fair housing.

You can request a copy of the Consolidated Plan from the Neighborhood Services Department, Housing Division, and Grants Administration Unit by calling 909-620-3772.

 

How do I get a copy of the Consolidated Plan?

You can request a copy of the Consolidated Plan from the Neighborhood Services Department, Housing Division, and Grants Administration Unit by calling 909-620-3772.

 

How do the citizen's of Pomona participate in the CDBG process?

To be eligible for this funding the City of Pomona must develop and follow a detailed plan which provides for, and encourages, citizen participation and which emphasizes participation by persons of low- or moderate-income, particularly residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, slum or blighted areas, and areas in which the City proposes to use CDBG funds. To encourage participation the City provide citizens with reasonable and timely access to local annual meetings, information, and records related to the City's proposed and actual use of funds. The City also provides for public hearings to obtain citizen views and to respond to proposals and questions at all stages of the community development program, including at least the development of needs, the review of proposed activities, and review of program performance.

 

 
Parks and Recreation Commission

 

 

The Parks and Recreation Commission is a seven-member body, which acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council, Community Services Division and Public Works Department on issues that will contribute to improving the quality of life in Pomona. These issues are focused in the areas of Recreation, Facilities, Parks and Open Space. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at various community centers and City facilities at 6:00 p.m.

 

Parks and Recreation Commission

 

Representation Of Name Role
Mayoral Appointee Ion Puschila Commissioner
District 1 Melissa Ayala Chair
District 2 Fabian Pavon Commissioner
District 3 Noel Mendez Commissioner
District 4 Jeff Sanchez Vice Chair
District 5 Cynthia Marino Commissioner
District 6 Remington Cordova Commissioner

        

 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda and Minutes

 

Mailing address:  
   City of Pomona
   Community Services Division
   P.O. Box 660
   Pomona, CA 91769


Telephone: 909-802-7738
Fax Number: 909-620-2055

Please click here to connect to the Community Services Division’s webpage.

 
Homeless Services - 909-620-2571

HOMELESS SERVICES OVERVIEW 7.0 homeless


The City of Pomona plans, coordinates and organizes strategies to assist the City's homeless population in collaboration with other public and private organizations.

The Homeless Services Coordinator oversees the services provided to assist the homeless in the City. Responsibilities include the development of Pomona's Continuum of Care Plan, the implementation of the Homeless Response Program, and the administration of the Emergency Solutions and Supporting Housing Program grants. The Homeless Services Coordinator also serves as a liaison for homeless issues at the local, regional, county and state levels.

The County of Los Angeles through Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has the primary responsibility for providing regional homeless services. The City of Pomona provides the above additional services to assist the homeless community within the City.

 

2016 Point In Time Homeless Count pdf icon

2016 Homeless Demographics Report pdf icon

Resource Directory

2013 Pomona State of Homelessness Report pdf icon

 

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HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS


EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT

Funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Emergency Solutions Grant Program is designed to help improve the quality of emergency shelters and transitional housing for the homeless. The type of activities which are eligible for funding under this program include:

    •  Shelter Operations to meet the costs of operating emergency shelters;
    •  Essential Services to provide necessary social services in the community to homeless families and individuals; and
    •  Homeless Prevention to provide assistance to at-risk families through emergency assistance with deposit, rental and utility costs.

 

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM

Funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Supportive Housing Program provides supportive housing and services to assist homeless persons in the transition from homelessness into permanent housing and maximum self-sufficiency.

Within the City of Pomona there are several Supportive Housing Programs that assist homeless individuals and families, victims of domestic violence, persons with disabilities and those with histories of substance abuse.


THE POMONA HOMELESS OUTREACH PROGRAM

The Pomona Homeless Outreach Program consists of a mobile Outreach Team, The Homeless Services Coordinator, and a City Homeless Liaison. The Team provides street outreach by vehicle and by foot. Street Outreach, Case management, and referrals are provided to homeless families and individuals through this program. Homeless clients are provided guidance in the identification of barriers to overcoming homelessness and the development of a plan to address these challenges. The Team then assists clients at a highly supportive level to address those needs which may include accessing mainstream services, increasing income, developing self-determination, and accessing shelter and housing.

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORY


The online directory is being updated to give the residents of Pomona direct access to information regarding local community services, as well as local, county and federal government agencies.


THE POMONA CONTINUUM OF CARE COALITION

Established in 1999, the Pomona Continuum of Care Coalition provides a means for stakeholders to work together to address the issues surrounding homelessness. The Coalition is comprised of over 40 agencies including service providers, advocates, faith-based organizations, local government representatives, and county departments, as well as, homeless and formerly homeless people and concerned citizens. Meeting monthly, the Coalition shares information, maximizes resources and minimizes duplication of effort. The result of this collaborative effort is that those at-risk from becoming homeless are provided the support they need to remain housed and that persons and families that are homeless are provided with an accessible system of services that supports movement from homelessness to stability.



THE COALTION MEETS THE FIRST
 THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Ganesha Park Community Center
9:00am-11:00am
1575 North White Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

  NOTICE

Meeting Cancellation 

The December 5, 2019 meeting has been cancelled. The next is scheduled for January 2, 2020 @ 9:00am

For more information about the PCOCC
Please contact Donyielle Holley
City of Pomona's Homeless Programs Supervisor
909-620-2571
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THE CONTINUUM OF CARE FOR HOMELESS SERVICES


The City of Pomona's Continuum of Care is organized to deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are homeless within our community. By calculating the need, identifying the existing resources and prioritizing identified gaps we strategically address the issue of homelessness

Through funding sources such as the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care (S+C), the Section 8 Program and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); emergency, transitional, and permanent forms of housing have been supported. Although not a complete solution, these programs, combined with services and other sources of funding, bring us closer to the goal of a seamless and comprehensive system of care for the homeless.

 Fundamental Components of a Continuum of Care System

 The fundamental components of a comprehensive Continuum of Care system include:

    •  Prevention: Stabilization services and activities that assist those individuals and families at risk of homelessness to maintain their housing.
    •  Outreach, intake, and assessment: Services to identify and address an individual's or families' needs. Linkage to immediate and on-going supportive services is provided. Outreach begins to develop trust and rapport with the most vulnerable of the homeless population who may be unable or unable to accept shelter.
    •  Emergency shelter: A safe, secure, but temporary place for individuals and families to reside while they seek more permanent housing or the supportive services needed to help them prepare to live in permanent housing.
    •  Transitional housing: Longer-term (generally up to 24 months) housing with supportive services. The housing accompanied by services provides a period of stability, continue recovery, if necessary, and skills development that enables people who are homeless to successfully transition to and maintain permanent housing.
    •  Permanent Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing: Long-term safe, decent, and affordable housing for those individuals and families that have transitioned from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
    •  Supportive Services: Those support services needed for a person to move towards self-sufficiency and independent living.

 

 

 
Housing Improvement Programs - 909-620-2368

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The City's Housing Programs assist qualified Pomona residents in their efforts to maintain their homes. These programs are designed to assist eligible homeowners to correct existing code violations and to improve conditions in their property.  Through programs such as these, the City carries out its commitment to preserve its affordable housing stock, reduce blighted areas, provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing; and encourage economic development.

 

Housing Division Programs:

SUBSTANTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM

HOUSING IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

MANUFACTURED HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM

LEAD EDUCATION AWARENESS & CONTROL

 

 

SUBSTANTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

The Substantial Rehabilitation Loan Program is a deferred loan up to $60,000 and bears a 2% to 4% interest rate depending on funding and income. Repayment of the loan is due at the time of title change, resale, refinance with cash out, or non compliance with the program requirements. (Depending on funding source, some loans must be repaid at the end of thirty (30) years from the date of execution of the loan documents). These loans are NOT a conventional equity loan or equity line of credit. Funding must be used to correct code violations or deferred maintenance which may cause code violations in the near future.

 


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Substantial Rehabiliation Loan Program:

How do I know if I am eligible to apply for this loan?

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 The requirements that must be met are as follows:

  1. The property must be a single family detached home and owner-occupied as a principal residence
  2. The annual household income for participation in the HOME programs or CalHome must not exceed the income limits listed below:

    Household Size    HOME & CalHome Income Limits effective 4/25/19    
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              1                         $58,450                                       
              2                         $66,800                                       
              3                         $75,150                                       
              4                         $83,500                                       
              5                         $90,200                                      
              6                         $96,900                                     
              7                         $103,550                                    
              8                         $110,250                                     

  3. The property must have equity available to borrow against.
  4. The property must not be encumbered beyond a second trust deed.
  5. The lien encumbrances consisting of the agency trust deed on the subject property after the proposed work must not exceed 90% of the after rehab estimated value.
  6. The value of a HOME funds assisted property, after rehabilitation, must not exceed 95% of the median purchase price for the area, as published by HUD or determined locally through market analysis.
  7. The property taxes must be current.
  8. The property must have hazard insurance and if applicable, flood plain insurance.
  9. Existing mortgages on the property must be current.

Does my property have to meet certain standards?

PROPERTY STANDARDS

    1.  The rehabilitation project must meet all applicable state and local codes, ordinances, and zoning ordinances.
    2.  The rehab project must meet the housing rehab program Rehabilitation Standards Specifications.
    3.  If any code corrections are identified during the housing inspection, the owner must agree to address these first before any incipient repairs or general improvements are approved.

What are considered eligible rehabilitation costs?

ELIGIBLE REHABILITATION COSTS

Hard costs - Eligible rehabilitation costs include:

    •  Correction of Building/Housing code violations (roof, plumbing, heating, electrical)
    •  Repair or replacement of major housing systems
    •  Incipient repairs; code items that may require repair or replacing in one or two years
    •  Modifications for handicapped person
    •  Energy related improvement e.g. dual glazed windows
    •  Utility connections
    •  Removal of lead based paint
    •  Removal of asbestos
    •  In target area rehabilitation projects, paint, sandblast color coat, landscape, driveway, window and screen repair or replacement.
    •  Termite control

Eligible Soft Costs include:

    •  Preliminary title report
    •  Recording fees
    •  Reconveyance fees
    •  Termite/pest control report
    •  Title insurance policy
    •  Relocation cost (temporary)
    •  Building permits
    •  Lead hazard abatement/testing

What are considered ineligible rehabilitation costs?

INELIGIBLE REHABILITATION COSTS

    •  Swimming pools and spas
    •  Assistance with other financing or other debts or charges on property
    •  Barbecues
    •  Greenhouses
    •  Garage conversions
    •  Other luxury improvements

How do I apply for this loan?

HOW DO I APPLY?

 

The Housing Department is currently accepting Preliminary Applications for the Substantial Rehabilitation Loan Program Waiting List.   The Waiting list will remain open until the list is full. Preliminary applications will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. You are not automatically accepted on the list by submitting the Preliminary Application Form. A notice will be mailed to you informing you if you have or have not been placed on the waiting list.

 

Preliminary Applications are available at the Housing Counter or click on link below to print preliminary application. To request a Preliminary Application be mailed to you, please call the Housing Department at 909-620-2368

                                     Substantial Rehabilitation Loan Program Preliminary Application

Who determines if I am eligible?

WHO DETERMINES IF I AM ELIGIBLE?

      1. To be placed on the waiting list Homeowners must meet income limits, have equity available, and are requesting eligible home improvements.
      2. Once your name is reached on the waiting list, an application packet is mailed to you requesting its completion and the submittal of required accompanying documents.
      3.  Upon receipt of the application by mail or in person the application will be reviewed. Pre-approval is determined based upon owner and property eligibility.
      4.  The homeowner is advised in writing of the preapproval.

HUD Website: Housing Improvement Program

HOUSING IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM  *Applications are NOT being Accepted for this program. All funding has been expended.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Housing Improvement Grant Program funds up to $5,000 for Health & Safety Repairs and Exterior Home Improvements. During the term of this Grant, twenty (20%) of the Grant shall be forgiven each full year provided that the Owner is in good standing and complies with all of the covenants, conditions, and restrictions. The grant is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a limit of one grant per property.
 

To qualify for the grant, both the property owner and the property must satisfy specific eligibility criteria. This program is subject to staffing and funding availability.


ALLOWABLE HEALTH & SAFETY REPAIRS

    • No heating unit or inoperative heating unit
    • No hot or cold running water
    • Inoperative water heater
    • Broken or clogged waste line
    • Deteriorated waterlines resulting in damage caused by leakage
    • Broken or cracked gas line
    • Electrical wiring which is hazardous
    • Tarps for leaky roofs (funding must be available within 30 days to replace the roof)
    • Emergency plumbing repairs
    • Conversions for handicapped persons, such as a wheelchair ramp, grab-bars in bathroom, etc.
    • Inoperative air conditioning (written explanation by physician regarding heath risk to occupants required)

ELIGIBLE EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS
 
Eligible improvements must create a positive impact to the neighborhood by improving the appearance of the home when viewed from the street. Typical eligible improvements include:

  • Color coating (for existing stucco)
  • Painting
  • Trim repainting
  • Landscaping (front yard and when incidental to other rehabilitation work on the house)
  • Garage door repair/replacement (when attached to the house)
  • Gutters
  • Front doors

 The following items may be eligible if it is determined by Staff as an immediate hazard:

  • Window repair/replacement
  • Eligible health and safety or code violation items
  • Driveway repair/replacement
  • Front yard fences

Health & Safety repairs must first be addressed prior to undertaking any exterior improvments.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

 The requirements that must be met are as follows: 

  1. Single-family home located in the City of Pomona (no duplexes, no rentals, no attached units used as living quarters)
  2. Owner-occupied
  3. Fee Title (absolute title of land)
  4. No criminal activity associated with the property
  5. Has not previously received a grant from the City
  6. The gross annual income of the household must not exceed the income limits listed below as defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

               Household Size    Income Limits  Effective 4/25/19
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                           1                  $58,450    
                           2                  $66,800    
                           3                  $75,150    
                           4                  $83,500    
                           5                  $90,200    
                           6                  $96,900    
                           7                  $103,550    
                           8                  $110,250


HOW DO I APPLY?

Preliminary Applications are available at the Housing Counter or click on link below to print preliminary application. To request a Preliminary Application be mailed to you, please call the Housing Department at 909-620-2368  *All funding for the Housing Improvement Grant Program have been exhausted.NO APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED

                                         

              



CAL-HOME MANUFACTURED HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 The City of Pomona's Cal-Home Manufactured Housing Rehab Loan Program provides loans up to $25,000 for improvements to owner-occupied units throughout approved parks in Pomona. The purpose of the program is to impact park communities with exterior and interior repairs to qualified manufactured housing units. Additionally, the program assists with code violations; health and safety issues, incipient repairs, and general rehabilitation of owner-occupied units. In some instances, Cal-Home Manufactured Housing Rehab Loans can be forgiven after the term of the agreement has been reached. Contact Housing staff for additional details.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 The requirements that must be met are as follows:

    • The property must be owner-occupied as a principal residence
    • Located in a park that has been selected to participate in the program based on an appropriated park rating
    • The annual household income must not exceed the income limits below:

            Household Size    Income Limits  Effective 4/25/19
            ================================
                       1                    $58,450
                       2                    $66,800
                       3                    $75,150
                       4                    $83,500
                       5                    $90,200
                       6                    $96,900
                       7                    $103,550
                       8                    $110,250


HOW DO I APPLY?

Preliminary Applications are available at the Housing Counter or click on link below to print preliminary application. To request a Preliminary Application be mailed to you, please call the Housing Department at 909-620-2368.  Please verify that the park you live in is a designated park. List is on preliminary applicaition

                                     Manufactured Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program Preliminary Application


COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (CHDO)

 The City of Pomona Housing Division offers CHDO assistance to eligible nonprofit developers for activities such as:

    •  Acquisition and/or rehabilitation of ownership and rental housing
    •  New construction of ownership and rental housing


Minimum Requirements

    •  Eligible CHDOs must be a Not-for-profit corporation with 501 ©(3) or 501 © (4) status designation
    •  Located within a service area which has included Pomona for at least one year
    •  Capable of engaging in the development of affordable housing


Eligible Uses of Home Funds by CHDOs

 Eligible expenses include reasonable and necessary costs for the operation of the community housing development organization. Such costs include salaries, wages, and other employee compensation and benefits; employee education, training, and travel; rent; utilities; communication costs; taxes; insurance; and equipment, materials and supplies as related to affordable housing development.

How Do I Apply

 Interested applicants may obtain a CHDO application/ checklist from the Housing Division.

LEAD EDUCATION AWARENESS & CONTROL (LEAC)

What is the Lead Education Awareness & Control [LEAC] Program?

 The LEAC Program is funded under the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD], Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. The LEAC Program provides FREE lead testing and lead reduction to help prevent lead poisoning in homes that may contain lead-based paint.

What Types of Properties Are Eligible?

 Lead grants are available for income qualifying families living in a property built prior to January 1, 1978. The home may be a single-family residential unit or a multi-family unit. First priority will be given to families with children under the age of 6 years old.

Family Income Limits?

 Owner-occupants and tenants in rental units must provide proof of income at or below 80% of the area median income [AMI] limits as defined by HUD income limits, as of March 28, 2016.

            Household Size    Income Limits Effective 4/25/19
           ================================
                       1                   $58,450
                       2                   $66,800
                       3                   $75,150
                       4                   $83,500
                       5                   $90,200
                       6                   $96,900
                       7                   $103,550
                       8                   $110,250


Program Highlights

    • Lead funds are 100% granted with no lien against the property and no payback.
    • Windows//doors repair or replacement, and interior or exterior painting may qualify, if lead based paint hazards are found in your home.
    • Families with children under six years be strongly encouraged to have their child tested for an Elevated Blood Level [EBL], if the home does test positive for lead-based paint.

 

All LEAC approved applications are Subject to Funding Availability First-come, First-serve basis

"We are currently placing applicants on a LEAD project waiting list."
"Solicitudes del Proyecto Plomo actualmente estan sido puestos en una lista de espera."

 



How to Apply for FREE Lead Assistance?
Applications may be picked up at the City of Pomona Housing Division Counter in City Hall, 1st Floor, or by contacting the Housing Division at (909) 620-3761. If a Rental unit, the application must be submitted by the owner of the property. 

Applications may be downloaded by clicking below

Lead Application Packet     Protect Your Family From Lead Brochure    Renovate Right Brochure

Lead Based Paint Housing Registry

This is a list of housing units that were lead-safe at the date indicated. 

City of Pomona makes no warranties as to the current condition of the property.  Owners, Tenants, or others may have created lead hazards since the lead evaluation date.
Frequently Asked Questions Spanish  
Frequently Asked Questions English  

What is lead poisoning?
 Lead poisoning is still the number one environmental health threat to children under the age of six. Deteriorated lead-base paint which is "chipping or peeling" is the leading cause of lead poisoning within communities. Most children are poisoned through continuous, low-level exposures, which can cause many development problems including reduced IQ, hyperactivity, impaired growth, learning disabilities and behavior problems.

How can I Get the Lead Out of My Home?
 The "LEAC Program" is an effort to help reduce lead poisoning in homes where children under the age of six live. If you are eligible, you may qualify to have your home rehabilitated to reduce and/or eliminate lead-based paint health hazards-at no cost to you.

How Do I Know if My Family Is In Danger?
 If your home was built before 1978, it is presumed by State Law to be a lead hazard, until it is tested by a Lead Certified Contractor. Older homes are even more likely to have lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazard conditions. Most children with lead poisoning may have learning, growth, and behavior problems, although they may not look or act sick. The only way to know if your children have lead poisoning is to have them take a simple blood test. All children under six years of age should receive a blood test by age two [2] from their primary care doctor.

How Do I Qualify

 You may be eligible if:

    • Your home was built before 1978
    • You have children under the age of six living in or frequently visiting your home
    • You earn a low income, as defined by HUD income limits
    • You have rental property occupied by low-income residents
    • The painted surfaces of your home are chipping or peeling

How Can the Program Make My Home Safe from Lead-Based Paint Hazards?

 The "LEAC Program" will test your home for lead hazards and provide improvements to help make your home "lead safe" if lead-based paint hazards are found by offering these FREE services:

    • Performing a complete lead dust clean-up using a special vacuum cleaner, or
    • Repairing and/or removing any parts of your home that have lead-based paint, such as windowsills, frames, doors and repairing or replacing them, or
    • Placing a solid barrier over all lead-based paint surfaces, so that no one can reach them, or
    • Removing damaged lead-based paint and repainting with a "non-lead-based paint"

 

ALL SERVICES ARE ON A "FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVE" BASIS SUBJECT TO FUNDING AVAILABILITY
You may contact Pomona Housing at 909-620-2368 for more information.


LEAD LINKS
For More Information Call - 1- 800-LA- 4 - LEAD Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program www.dhs.ca.gov/childlead

 
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