In partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the County of San Luis Obispo uses federal funds to support and develop public services, affordable housing, and economic opportunities on the central coast. These community development efforts are currently guided by the priorities set in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan, its concurrent Action Plans, and the related block grants are administered by the Homeless Services Division.
Read the full 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.
Your Voice Matters
The County of San Luis Obispo is conducting a community-wide needs assessment to determine the best way to use its HUD funds in 2024.
The general public and grant applicants are welcome to participate in this process in one of three ways:
1. Public Hearing
On Tuesday, December 12th, County staff will present its recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. This hearing will be held in conjuction with the regular Board of Supervisors Meeting at the Katcho Achadjian Government Center, 1055 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo, starting at 9:00AM.
One of the easiest ways to have your voice be heard is through a quick 10-minute survey. The survey was open from October 6th until November 5th to provide a 30-day public comment period.
To all participants of this year's survey, thank you for your time and input. Your responses play an important role in the County of San Luis Obispo's community development priorities.
3. Online Workshops
The two online workshops occurred on October 11 - thank you to those that were able to join us!
What is the Consolidated Plan?
The County of San Luis Obispo's Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding received from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Planning and Development (CPD) to meet the needs of San Luis Obispo community members.
This plan helps prioritize the use of the following grant programs:
- The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program helps develop urban communities by creating affordable housing solutions, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities.
- The HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program develops and rehabilitates affordable home rental and home ownership for those in need by supporting affordable housing solutions and supporting rental assistance programs.
- The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program assists those experiencing homelessness by providing essential support services, rapid re-housing programs, and homelessness prevention activities.
Between these three grant programs, approximately
Community Development Priorities
The following priorities for the County of San Luis Obispo 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan were identified by public comment, needs assessments, and workshops conducted in 2019:
- Create housing opportunities for residents
- Reduce the number of individuals/families experiencing homelessness
- Create suitable living environments through public services
- Stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods through infrastructure projects
- Improve education and job readiness
Where Do These Funds Go?
The Consolidated Plan's funds are used across the County of San Luis Obispo by creating new affordable housing, assisting low-income households in maintaining and repairing units, and providing support services to those experiencing homelessness. Full list of 2022 funded activities and programs.