What is CDBG? 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  CDBG is a formula grant allocated to local governments for the purpose of developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate income.

Each year the City of Chino Hills receives approximately $400,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from HUD for local community development, housing activities, and public services.  The City administers the distribution of funds to service providers and for capital projects.  Regulations governing the CDBG program require that each activity undertaken with CDBG funds meet one of the following three national objectives:

  • Benefit people with low and moderate incomes
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
  • Meet an urgent need (such as earthquakes, flood, or hurricane relief)

The following activities and services have been funded with CDBG funds:

  • Domestic Violence Assistance
  • Adult Literacy Services
  • Landlord/Tenant Mediation Services
  • Food Assistance Program
  • Home Improvement Program
  • Los Serranos Infrastructure Improvement

For fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, the City of Chino Hills proposes the utilization of CDBG funds to implement the programs listed below: 

Public Service Programs:
Chino Hills Library$   11,000
House of Ruth$   15,000
Inland Fair Housing & Mediation Board$     7,000
Chino Neighborhood House$   12,535
Heart2Serve$   12,000
Project Chela$     5,000
Grant Administration$   88,000
Home Improvement Grant Program$   25,000
Community Improvement Projects$ 292,195
                                                          TOTAL$ 468,170


The City contracts with Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board to provide fair housing services.  The agency works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Chino Hills by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity, and preserving dignity and human rights.  If you have been a victim of housing discrimination, call 909-984-2254 x175 or go to the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board site.

Public Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Chino Hills has prepared its Draft 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The Annual Action Plan identifies community development activities designed to address the needs of low and moderate-income persons in the City.  The 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan includes the proposed budget for CDBG funds, the Federal Application for Assistance, and a discussion of actions the City will undertake during the program year regarding homelessness and anti-poverty.  Citizens and groups are encouraged to submit written or verbal comments on the Annual Action Plan during the 30-day comment period that begins on March 19, 2022 and ends on April 17, 2022.  Questions and written comments regarding the Annual Action Plan may be addressed to the following: City of Chino Hills, Community Services Department, Attn: Alma Hernandez, Senior Management Analyst, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709, (909) 364-2717 or e-mail

CDBG Program Documents