About the CDBG Program 

The City of Tustin participates in the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 created a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to return federal funds to local communities for the purpose of creating housing and other necessary community revitalization activities.

The program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons (generally defined as members of a family earning no more than 80% of the area median income).

Entitlement Community

The City of Tustin became an entitlement community (a community with a population of 50,000 or more persons) in 1994. As an entitlement community, the City receives approximately $820,000 annually to allocate to activities such as:

  • Acquisition
  • Assistance to businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities
  • Construction
  • Improvements to public facilities, public services activities, and fair housing services
  • Rehabilitation

Notice of Public Hearing

A public hearing notice has been released announcing that the City of Tustin, California, will hold a public hearing before the Tustin City Council to review the Program Year 2023-24 Action Plan and funding allocations for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and receive public input.

 Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: City of Tustin Council Chamber, 300 Centennial Way Tustin, CA 92780

An option for virtual participation will also be provided. Instructions for public participation in the hearing, including virtual participation, can be found on the City’s Meetings and Agendas webpage at:

Questions, or requests for additional information, can be directed to Adrianne DiLeva at or 714-573-3138.