The Housing and Grants Division is located within the Community Development Department. The division is responsible for the administration, monitoring, and implementation of the city's federal, state, and local housing and community development funds including:
The division is also responsible for the housing element of the Citrus Heights General Plan. Division staff members periodically update the General Plan to reflect the changing needs of the city's population and to plan how to meet those needs.
These plans are located in the Community Development section of the city's General Plan. The housing chapter discusses the character of the city's existing housing, housing needs of the city, resources available to meet those needs, and the city's "fair share" of regional housing production.
The city's housing goals, policies and actions are primarily directed toward:
- Increasing the level of home ownership in the community;
- Preserving the existing housing supply and assuring its continuing quality;
- Optimizing remaining development opportunities; and
- Ensuring that adequate housing is available to all residents especially seniors, the permanently disabled, the homeless, and low-income households.
The details of the city's housing goals, policies, and action along with information on the city's population and housing are available in Chapter 2 of the General Plan Summary of Background Information. Division staff members periodically update the General Plan and the background information to reflect the changing needs of the city's population.
Throughout the Housing and Grants section of our Web site, you will find more information on the division's programs as well as general information to help you to learn more about housing.
If you need to find emergency shelter, are having trouble with your landlord or tenant, or would like to learn more about buying a home, you can find links to other agency's web sites by clicking on "Useful Links" in the drop-down directory to the left.
Housing and Grants Division Contact Information