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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.









APPLICATION DUE ON:                              THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021


 The City of Pomona is accepting project/program proposals from eligible non-profit agencies to carry out activities that benefit low and low-to-moderate income residents. Eligible activities will be funded from the City’s Program Year 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocations. The City anticipates having approximately $2,077,103 in CDBG funds available for eligible projects/programs.

 Review the public notice for additional information about CDBG eligibility and project selection. pdf icon

Request for Proposal Virtual Workshop

Who: All Agencies interested in applying for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 9:30am via  Webinar ID#: 940 6952 5532

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The online application for PY 2021-2022 CDBG (through ZoomGrants) will be available on October 29, 2020.

Apply via ZoomGrants™    

PY 2021-2022 Application Process Timeline


October 29, 2020 PY 2021-2022 CDBG Application Available
November 10, 2020 Request for Proposal Virtual Workshop (mandatory)
January 14, 2021 Proposals Due
January-February 2021        Proposal Review Period
March 2021 Annual Action Plan Preliminary Recommendations Drafted
April 2021 1st Public Hearing for Preliminary Funding Recommendations
May 2021 2nd Public Hearing for Final Funding Recommendations
June 2021 Sub-recipient Contract Workshop
June-July 2021 Contracts distributed for Review and Execution
July 1, 2021 PY 2021-2022 Begins!

 All interested agencies in applying MUST participate in a the Request for Proposal Virtual Workshop


Public Notice

Read Our Five-Year Consolidated Plan

The Con Plan, as it is known, outlines our goals over five years...

Read Our Latest Annual Action Plan

Each year we update our Action Plan to identify projects and funding for the year...

Read Our Latest Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Each year we prepare a report that measures how we did against the goals in our plans....

Citizen Participation Plan

Read about our plan for outreaching to the community and making documents available...


 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.


Housing Programs - 909-620-2368

MAP Recepient

The City of Pomona provides housing programs that assist the first time home buyer and encourages the development of affordable housing for low to moderate income residents. 


First Time Homebuyer

The First Time Homebuyer Program (MAP) is a deferred loan program that provides eligible families with GAP financing to secure financing for the purchase of a single-family home or condominium in Pomona

MAP assists up to $100,000 for income households with a second trust deed (silent second)

Click here for our MAP Program Brochure


Draft - Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program 


Who is eligible?

The Homebuyer may not have had ownership interest in a residential property within the past three (3) years. The Homebuyer's household gross income cannot be more than the following current income limits per year:


HOME Low-Income Limits** As of 4/25/19
1 Person       $58,450     5 Persons     $90,200
2 Persons     $66,800     6 Persons     $96,900
3 Persons     $75,150     7 Persons     $103,550
4 Persons     $83,500     8 Persons     $110,250


 **Subject to change without notice.

Success Stories:

The City of Pomona continues to help individuals and families achieve the dream of becoming homeowners. The testimonials below are from a few proud City of Pomona homeowners who received First-time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) assistance.

The Gonzales Family pdf icon
Ms. Perry pdf icon
Mr. Cota pdf icon
Ms. Vasquez pdf icon
Sheff Family pdf icon
Ms. Johnson pdf icon

 Are you a lender? Contact our office to learn more. (909) 620-3799

Senior Housing Development
 Several Affordable Senior Apartment have been developed, these projects have been financed utilizing a number of resources including housing set aside funds, tax credits, and HUD section 202 funds. For more information on senior housing development, please contact the Housing Division at 909-620-3789.

Useful Housing Websites:

HUD's Official Web Site-

How to Buy A Foreclosed Home from HUD?

To Look for A For-Sale Home.

I Already Own A Home And I Have Questions on….

How to Obtain Help If I'm Losing My Home?

How Do I Avoid A Foreclosed?

Common Questions from First-time Homebuyers



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

        Moving to Work (MTW) Program

        MTW Public Notice Flyer

        Pomona Housing Authority Tenant Newsletter Sept 2020

        CARES Act HUD Waivers Presentation

 Pomona Housing Authority Landlord Newsletter April 2020 pdf icon

 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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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:



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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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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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:

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 Commissioner
District 2 Fabian Pavon Chairperson
District 3 Noel Mendez Commissioner
District 4 Jeff Sanchez Vice Chairperson
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.

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