The Neighborhood Improvement & Code Enforcement Division of the Community and Economic 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.
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.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Read more to find further information on services funded by CDBG.
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.
CalHOME First Time Homebuyer and Home Improvement Programs
The City of Garden Grove has received funding for the CalHOME First Time Homebuyer and Home Improvement Programs. The Neighborhood Improvement Division offers the First Time Homebuyer Program to assist low-income applicants with purchasing their first home. The program makes available a limited number of silent second and third mortgages to help applicants with the money necessary to qualify to purchase a manufactured home in Garden Grove. The Neighborhood Improvement Division is also offering the Home Improvement Program to low-income applicants who are interested in rehabilitating their home.
Senior Home Improvement Grant
Are you 62 years of age or older? You may qualify for a Home Improvement Grant of up to $5,000 to address code violations, substandard conditions, and necessary health and safety improvements to your home.