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City of El Centro

2019-2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan

for the Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of El Centro is seeking public input for the development of the five year Consolidated Plan (2019-2023) under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The primary purpose of the program is to improve communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income people.   The eligible activities include housing assistance, public improvements and facilities, public services and economic development.

All persons interested in providing suggestions or recommendations on the eligible activities are invited to attend and be heard. If special accommodations are required due to a sensory or mobility impairment/disability, please contact the Community Services Department - Economic Development Division at (760) 337-4543 to arrange for those accommodations to be made.


The public is also invited to participate in a survey formulated to provide information for the preparation of the consolidated plan. 


English Survey


Spanish Survey



Housing Program 

Residential Rehabilitation Program
The City of El Centro is offering assistance to owner-occupants to rehabilitate their homes through the City's CDBG, HOME and CALHOME Programs. This program is designed to provide qualified households with a low interest rate loan to rehabilitate their single family dwelling in the City of EL Centro. Documentation needed for Residential Rehabilitation Program Interview.

First Time Home Buyer Program
The City of El Centro is offering down payment assistance to eligible applicants.

 Do you feel you have been a victim of Housing Discrimination?
We want to hear from you about your experience with fair housing issued and concerns. Please take a moment to fill in the following Fair Housing Survey.
Fair Housing Information for New Developments
New multi-family housing with four or more units in a building, in the vast majority of cases, must meet the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act:

 Zoning Activities Are Also Covered Under Fair Housing Laws
Link to Fair Housing Act information as it relates to 

Additional HUD Fair Housing Information

HUD information on Fair Housing as it relates to Senior Housing
Federal and State laws provide for protection against discrimination, for more information portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD
For Landlord/Tenant Mediation information
To contact the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board