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Notice of Public Hearing and Proposed Amendment

City of West Sacramento

Community Development Block Grant

2017 and 2018 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment

Notice is hereby given that the City of West Sacramento intends to amend its 2017 and 2018 Annual Action Plan to allow for the reallocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The City anticipates that an estimated $21,000 in CDBG funds will be reallocated through both Substantial Amendments.

A 30-day public review period for the draft 2017 and 2018 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendments will begin on December 20, 2018 and end on January 18, 2019. Copies of Substantial Amendments will be available at the City of West Sacramento’s Economic Development and Housing Department (1110 West Capitol Ave. 3rd Floor, West Sacramento, CA 95691) during regular business hours; at the West Sacramento Arthur F. Turner Library (1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691); and here. Public comments received by the City on the Substantial Amendments will be incorporated into the final Plan as approved by the City Council.  

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held to receive citizen’s views on the draft Substantial Amendments to the 2017 and 2018 Annual Action Plans. This Public Hearing will be held on February 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691. All interested citizens and public or private agencies serving the West Sacramento community are invited to attend the Public Hearing and/or submit comments.

For further information, contact Amber Whitaker, Community Investment Specialist at (916) 617- 4555 or at amberw@cityofwestsacramento.org.


Notice of Public Hearing

City of West Sacramento

Community Development Block Grant

2019 CDBG Funds Availability

The City of West Sacramento Economic Development and Housing Commission will conduct a public hearing on January 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to announce the availability of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for program year 2019 and to receive public comment regarding programs and projects that may be considered for funding.

Interested persons are invited to attend.  The hearing will be held at the City of West Sacramento Civic Center, second floor, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, California 95691.  In compliance with the ADA, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, you should contact the City Clerk at (916) 617-4500.  Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable accommodations or to make interpreter services available to assure accessibility at the meeting.  The Civic Center is handicapped accessible. 

The City of West Sacramento receives an annual allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  As a condition of the grant, the City is required to develop an Annual Action Plan outlining how funds will be used to meet goals set in a HUD-approved five-year Consolidated Plan.  The 2019 Annual Action Plan will cover the fourth year of the City’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan.  The 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan goals are:  1) reduce the incidence and impact of homelessness; 2) achieve goals in the Washington Sustainable Community Strategy; 3) strengthen economic opportunities for lower-income households; and 4) affirmatively further fair housing compliance.

CDBG funds must be used for projects that meet at least one of the three HUD national objectives: 1) benefitting low and moderate-income households; 2) addressing slums or blight conditions; or 3) addressing an urgent need such as flood or earthquake damage.  Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:  public infrastructure, parks, affordable housing and job creation; in addition to public services such as programs serving the homeless, disabled, elderly or low-income persons.  Public facility development may be eligible for projects such as acquisition or rehabilitation of shelters, health clinics, or youth centers benefitting low- and moderate-income families.  The City estimates an allocation of funds close to the prior year’s CDBG allocation of $446,498 and an estimated $130,000 in program income to be available during program year 2019. Assistance is available to groups representing low-income residents that are interested in learning about CDBG funding for programs or projects.  Questions or comments may be directed to Amber Whitaker, Community Investment Specialist, at (916) 617-4555 or by email at amberw@cityofwestsacramento.org. 

The City of West Sacramento promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income households regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status or disability.



The Housing department has the general responsibility for development and implementation of affordable housing programs, policies, and projects for the City of West Sacramento. Other Housing department activities include providing gap financing loans for the construction or rehabilitation of affordable multi-family housing, and reporting on affordable housing production to various agencies such as the State Department of Housing and Community Development and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. The Housing department also administers the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Featured Services


jamboreewestgatewayplaceleedsilverdesignedaffordablehousingwestsacramento_1The City of West Sacramento celebrated the grand opening of West Gateway Place on Friday, May 19th, 2017. Located in the Bridge District northwest of Raley Field along Tower Bridge Gateway, West Gateway Place is one of the first workforce housing developments in California to receive the state’s cap-and-trade funding. Co-developed by Jamboree Housing and West Sacramento Housing Development Corporation and designed by Mogavero Architects , this newest affordable housing project features 77 sustainable apartment homes, 4,000 square feet of retail space and 12,000 square feet of common areas in two four-story buildings, and close transportation with bicycle and pedestrian paths. It has recently been awarded the Platinum Award in the Affordable Community Category for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Best in American Living Awards. West Gateway Place is currently at full occupancy.


Housing Department Contacts:

Raul Huerta

Senior Program Manager


(916) 617-4555


Amber Whitaker

Community Investment Specialist


(916) 617-4555

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