U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Community Planning and Development

Consolidated Plan Contact


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.

Action Plan

This Consolidated Plan includes application for CDBG funding for a total of $1,024,000.

Citizen Participation

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 poverty level.



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.

Housing Needs

Of all low and moderate income housing units, 819 owner-occupied and 882 renter units are in need of rehabilitation.

Housing Market Conditions

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).

Affordable Housing Needs

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 Needs

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.

Public and Assisted Housing Needs

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.

Barriers to Affordable Housing

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.

Fair Housing

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.

Lead-Based Paint

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.

Other Issues

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.


Housing and Community Development Objectives and Priorities


Description of Key Projects

Lead Agencies

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

Housing Goals

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 1 depicts points of interest and low-moderate income areas.

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).

To comment on Rancho Cucamonga's Consolidated Plan, please contact:

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

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