Neighborhood Rehabilitation

Neighborhood Enhancement

Preserving foundations and building opportunities.

Goal:

The rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes in City Heights.

Description and Activities:

The City Heights Community Development Corporation’s (CHCDC) “Neighborhood Enhancement Program” provided home renovation funding for low and moderate income families. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through the City of San Diego’s Community Development Block Grant Program, provided the renovation funds as a grant to the homeowner, although the owner was obligated to maintain the property as the primary residence for five years following the rehabilitation. The program addressed a home’s significant structural and health/safety issues such as HVAC, plumbing, roof, windows, Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] issues, etc. The program also responded to weatherization, mold/mildew remediation, exterior lighting, fencing and other quality of life concerns.

CHCDC implemented the project in “clusters” of three to five homes in neighborhoods throughout City Heights in order to positively impact the neighborhood as well as repairing individual homes.

CHCDC has partnered with Urban Corps of San Diego County to complete the home repairs. All work was conducted and supervised by a licensed general contractor.

This project was funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). E-Trade Financial, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Union Bank of California have also contributed program funds.

Publlications:

Renovating Homes and Lives in City Heights- September Newsletter