September 26, 2013 (El Cajon) – The City of El Cajon receives approximately $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds and $420,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Funds each year for housing and community development projects. The City invites the public to have input in how the City programs this money over the next five years.
From now to November 29, 2013, the public will have the opportunity to respond to a Community Survey to assist the City in prioritizing community and housing needs and issues by ranking them between High, Medium and Low Priority or No Need. The responses will be tabulated, evaluated and reported in the strategic planning document known as the Five-Year Consolidated Plan to be adopted in 2014 by the El Cajon City Council. Your responses will be used to help the City determine what the priorities will be for allocating the federal grant money over the five-year period from fiscal year 2014-15 to 2019-20.
The public can access the survey between now and November 29, 2013 at:
In addition, written copies of the survey will be available at the Housing Division public counter at El Cajon City Hall, 200 Civic Center Way, Third Floor, El Cajon, and at the two County of San Diego Libraries located at 201 East Douglas and 576 Garfield Avenue, El Cajon. For those unable to obtain the survey in one of the ways listed above, contact the Housing Division at (619) 441-1710 to request a copy of the survey to be mailed or e-mailed. Completed surveys should be returned no later than November 29, 2013 to:
City of El Cajon
Community Development Department - Housing Division
200 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020