Rancho Cucamonga's 1995 Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive five-year strategy that addresses the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the purpose of meeting the goals of providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The Consolidated Plan is composed of three parts: 1) an assessment of the housing and community development needs for the city's needy, handicap, and homeless residents; 2) five-year strategic goals and priorities for assisting residents in need of affordable housing, home and neighborhood improvements, and the removal of architectural barriers; and 3) an annual action plan for carrying out certain goals and priorities in 1995.
This Consolidated Plan includes application for CDBG funding for a total of $1,024,000.
On October 19, 1994 and on May 3, 1995 public hearings were held. A draft
version of the Consolidated Plan was released. The City of Rancho Cucamonga
encourages citizen participation, particularly by persons of low-income, public
housing residents, and residents of neighborhoods experiencing physical
deterioration. Letters are sent to community organizations and affected
individuals. Notices in both English and Spanish are published in local
newspapers to solicit public participation. Display advertisements are posted
in community locations and in affected neighborhoods prior to any public hearing
or community meeting. Residents who may need translation services are requested
to participate in public hearings by providing the City with 48 hours advanced
notice so the City can make arrangements for such services including Spanish,
Braille, and sign language.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is located in San Bernardino County, CA. The
City's population increased from 55,250 (1980 Census) to 101,409 (1990 Census).
Of the 33,569 households, there are White (73%), Hispanic (16%), Black (6%),
Asian & Pacific Islander (4%), and Native American (1%). The median family
income is $46,193. In evaluating poverty status, 21.3 percent of all households
have incomes below 80 percent of the area median. 37.7 percent of all renter
households and 15 percent of all homeowner households have incomes below 80
percent of the area median. 15 percent of all Hispanic and Asian and Pacific
Islander households are low and moderate income, while 13 percent of Black and
Native American households are low and moderate income. The City has 9,997
renter-occupied households and 23,638 owner-occupied households (1990 Census).
In 1989, there were 5,516 (5.6%) persons in the City identified as being below
Approximately 56 percent of all housing units in the City were built after 1979, with 95 percent of all units built since 1960. The general condition of the City's housing stock is good and as long, as it is properly maintained, should continue to provide adequate housing. The area with a concentration of units built prior to 1939 has a high concentration of minority, low-income residents. About 10.1 percent of all renter households and 3.0 percent of all owner households are overcrowded. Estimate of substandard condition of rental housing is that 1,063 low- and moderate-income renter units or 11.2 percent of total units. Estimate of substandard condition of owner-occupied housing is that 987 low and moderate income owner-occupied units or 4 percent of the total units.
Of all low and moderate income housing units, 819 owner-occupied and 882 renter units are in need of rehabilitation.
The vacancy rate was identified at 7.5 percent in 1990, up from 4.8 percent in 1980. Multi-family housing increased from 17 percent of the total housing stock in 1980 to 30 percent in 1990, with the largest increase in housing with five or more units; an increase of 775 units in 1980 to 5,471 in 1990. The vacancy rate was higher, 14.9 percent, for multi-family units with five or more units due possibly to the lag time for absorption of newly-constructed units. Between 1980 and 1990, housing growth in the City more than doubled, (123 percent); rental housing increased 290 percent as compared to an 89 percent increase in owner occupied housing. Reports estimate that housing prices in the City generally declined possibly as much as 34 percent from the average price of $161,356 (January, 1994) to median home price of $127,294 (May 1994).
There is an inadequate supply of small size (1-2 bedroom) owner units for small owner households. There is a demand for 5,144 units. There is a limited supply of large rental units. In 1990, there was a demand for 1,298 units.
Homeless persons number between 25 and 156 at any one time and the number of homeless persons may have declined due to new vagrancy laws passed by the City prohibiting the solicitation of day labor. No organized shelter programs for homeless persons are located within Rancho Cucamonga.
As of July 1, 1994, there were 11 public housing households in the City and 195 Section 8 residents. There is a significant waiting list for both programs, 150 for public housing and 166 for Section 8, indicating a significant need for housing for extremely low-income residents.
Largely non-governmental constraints such as the lack of available financing, employment reduction, land costs, and market absorption are the major constraints to the production of affordable housing within the City.
The City has contracted with the Inland Mediation Board since 1984 to provide education and enforcement of State and Federal housing laws for all residents who request assistance. Inland Mediation Board administers the City's Fair Housing Program and assures that there are no impediments to fair housing choices through its affirmative outreach to program applicants most likely to experience impediments at the hands of private individuals.
1,746 low and moderate income households are estimated to have incident of lead-based paint. The Child Health and Disabilities Prevention Program of San Bernardino County, recorded 10 cases of lead poisoning of 10ug/dl in Rancho Cucamonga; nine of those cases were in the 91730 /ZIP code area.
32 apartment complexes located within the City were surveyed to determine
the availability of apartment units for handicap persons. Of these, six
complexes reported that they did not have any specific units that were
accessible to the handicap; most of them were smaller complexes, under 100
units, or they were older units. Of the remaining complexes, managers reported
a total of 74 existing handicap accessible units of which 49 were one bedroom,
23 were two bedrooms, and 2 were three bedrooms.
Conservation of the City's existing single and multiple family affordable housing stock. The Redevelopment Agency will participate with the Southern California Housing Development Corporation in acquisition of these units. By July 30, 1996, it is anticipated that 80 new unrestricted multiple-family and Time Frame units will be acquired, of which 40 will be held for households with incomes below 50 percent of the area median and 40 units for households with incomes below 80 percent of the area median.
Improve access to affordable housing for all low and moderate income households with emphasis on production of larger (3 or more) bedroom units. Redevelopment Agency in conjunction with the North Town Housing Development Corporation. Within the next year, the goal is the construction of at least 80 new units of which 40 will be for families with incomes below 50 percent of the area medium and 40 units for families with incomes below 80 percent of the area median.
Provide direct renter assistance to extremely low and low income households in order to obtain or retain permanent housing. San Bernardino County Housing Authority continue support of at least 166 Section 8 applicants and 16 public housing application on an annual basis. Also, City of Rancho Cucamonga's Planning Division and Redevelopment Agency consider providing additional direct tenant assistance through participation in the County of San Bernardino's HOME Consortium.
Increase housing opportunities for low and moderate income home ownership, particularly through first-time home buyer assistance. Redevelopment Agency is to set up a mortgage revenue bond for first-time homebuyer program by July 30, 1996. Also, the City is considering implementation of a first-time home buyer program by joining the County of San Bernardino's HOME Consortium.
Rehabilitation of the City's existing housing stock with emphasis on owner-occupied housing. The City of Rancho Cucamonga's Planning Division has in place a moderate rehabilitation Home Improvement Program, which offers deferred payment loans of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $5,000 including emergency repair grants. The City will provide assistance to 26 households with incomes below 80 percent of the area medium by July 30, 1996.
Improvement of the living conditions for extremely low and low income households. City will support the applications of the San Bernardino County Housing Authority for their Annual Comprehensive Grant to enable improvement in the living conditions for public housing residents. The City currently provides assistance to a variety of organizations that provide immediate assistance, advocacy, and short term shelter assistance. The City will continue to address priority needs but will continue to evaluate the possibility of providing transitional shelter assistance. The agencies currently funded include: Homeless Outreach Educations and Programs (HOPE); Pomona Valley Council of Churches; House of Ruth Domestic Violence Shelter and Services; and Foothill Family Shelter in Uplands.
City of Rancho Cucamonga, Planning Division
Other Federal resources:
San Bernardino County Housing Authority
San Bernardino County Department of Economic and Community Development
Other resources: Redevelopment Agency
The majority of the objectives and actions identified as part of Rancho Cucamonga Consolidated Plan are specifically aimed at increasing or maintaining the City's existing affordable housing stock and at assisting residents in need of affordable housing, home and neighborhood improvements, and the removal of architectural barriers.
MAP 2 depicts points of interest, low-moderate income areas, and minority concentration levels.
MAP 3 depicts points of interest, low-moderate income areas, and unemployment levels.
MAP 4 depicts points of interest, low-moderate income areas, unemployment levels, and proposed HUD funded projects.
TABLE (without associated map) provides information about the project(s).
Larry Henderson AICP, Principal Planner/CDBG Manager
Planning Division, City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone nos. (909) 477-2750 ext. 2253
FAX (909) 477-2847