Housing Division2

About the Division

The Housing Division is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding it receives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on an annual basis.  The City of La Habra annually receives over $760,000 dollars in CDBG funding. 
The primary objective of the HUD CDBG Program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily focused on low- and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods. The national objectives of the CDBG program were established to assist local communities with activities focused on:

  • Eliminating slums and blight, preventing deterioration of property, providing needed neighborhood community facilities, provision of supportive services;
  • Preserving and improving the supply of affordable housing through improvement of low- and moderate-income housing;
  • Acquisition, design, construction, and installation of needed public facilities, improvements, and accessibility measures;
  • Creation and retention of jobs for low- and moderate-income persons through the expansion of business opportunities and the provision of financial incentives to businesses.

The City currently funds the following organizations with CDBG funding:

  •  City of La Habra Economic Development Program
  •  City of La Habra Community Preservation (Code Enforcement)
  •  City of La Habra Mobile Home Rehabilitation Grant Program
  •  City Alley Improvements – Engineering Department
  •  El Centro Park Patio Roof Repairs – Public Works Department
  •  La Habra Community Resource Care Center
  •  Graffiti Removal Program – City Program – Community Services Department
  • Operation Santa Program – City Program – Community Services Department

  • Senior Nutrition/Lunch Program -City Program –Community Services Department

  • Young At Art Program – Children’s Museum at La Habra
  •  Youth Employment Services (YES) – Orange County Youth Center
  • Youth Sports/Recreation Grants Program -  City Program – Community Services Department

The City also owns two mobile home parks, Park La Habra and View Park Mobile Estates.  Park La Habra currently has 107 units.  View Park has 142 units and a brand new playground.  The parks are managed by Santiago Communities.  Both parks have a manager on site. For information on availability of a space, rules and regulations, you may contact Park Manager Susan Mullens from Park La Habra at 562-697-7882 or Park Manager Esther Dickenson from View Park Mobile Estates at 562-691-2195.  You may also contact Aimee Molsberry, President and Chief Operations Officer from Santiago Communities, at 714-744-4993.