The Neighborhood Improvement Division of the Community Development Department is committed to providing programs and services designed to improve Garden Grove neighborhoods. With support from the Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission and federal funding from the Community Development Block Grant, Neighborhood Improvement offers a variety of tools you and your neighbors can use to improve your homes and neighborhoods.

2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and FY 2015-2016 Action Plan

The 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and FY 2015-2016 Action Plan currently available for public review is a document that identifies and develops strategies to address critical housing and community development needs that can be addressed through federal funding sources, including Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Act, and Emergency Solutions Grants.

Fair Housing Survey and Workshops

A group of 16 Orange County cities is working to prepare a Regional Analysis of Impediments (“AI”) to Fair Housing Choice, as required by HUD. The purpose of the AI Study is to evaluate potential impediments in both the private and public sector to equal housing opportunities, and to develop strategies to address such impediments in a 5-year Fair Housing Action Plan.
As an organization directly or indirectly involved with fair housing issues, we would like to hear from you on housing equality issues. You are encouraged to attend one of five community workshops (identified on the attached flyer) where we are inviting housing professionals, service providers and other stakeholders to discuss potential impediments to fair housing, and to brainstorm potential strategies for the cities and their community partners to address.
In addition to the community workshops, a fair housing survey has been prepared to solicit input from residents on fair housing needs and concerns. We have attached multi-lingual copies of the workshop flyer and fair housing survey (English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean) to this invitation. Please help us to promote these workshops and survey by passing on this information to your constituents.

Fair Housing Workshop Announcement (English on page 1, Spanish on page 2)

Survey (English) / PDF
Survey (Spanish) / PDF
Survey (Vietnamese) / PDF
Survey (Korean) / PDF

Thank you in advance for your assistance. Should you have any questions about the survey, please contact GRC Associates at (626) 331-6373.

The 16 participating cities are:Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, La Habra, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Orange, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Santa Ana, and Tustin.

Homelessness Program

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program provides Garden Grove residents who are at risk of becoming homeless with temporary financial assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless, and also to provide residents who are homeless with housing relocation and stabilization services.

If you are interested in receiving homeless prevention or re-housing services, please contact one of these ESG Service Providers.

First Time Homebuyers Program

The City of Garden Grove has placed the First Time Homebuyer on hold until further notice. When funds are available, Neighborhood Improvement has First Time Homebuyers Programs to assist low-income applicants to qualify to purchase their first home. The programs make available a limited number of silent second and third mortgages to help applicants with the money necessary to qualify to purchase a home in Garden Grove.

Read further information regarding the City's First Time Home Buyers Program.

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