Housing and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Services

About the Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of Hanford is an entitlement community with respect to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This federal grant program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program allocates funds to eligible cities and counties throughout the nation to assist low and moderate-income households and neighborhoods in the elimination or prevention of slums and blight.

The national objectives of the program are to provide decent housing, create a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate-income people. The grant funds may be used for activities such as housing rehabilitation, affordable homeownership assistance, neighborhood improvement, community services, as well as community development activities such as the construction or rehabilitation of community facilities and economic development.

The City’s program is administered by the Hanford Community Development Department.

Housing and Development Survey 

Housing and Development Survey (Spanish)

The City of Hanford is working to identify community development priorities, fair and affordable housing needs, and factors that shape equal access to housing for incorporation into the City’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, & Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. But we need the community's input!

The City's Housing and Development Survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. If you have questions, please contact Chrysalis Research & Consulting at Jason@thechrysalisconsultants.com. The survey will be open until January 30, 2024.



The City of Hanford is publishing the draft program year 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan. The Action Plan describes the proposed activities to be implemented with 2023-2024 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023) United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement CDBG funding. The Action Plan details the City’s programs, projects, and activities undertaken with HUD’s CDBG funding.

The proposed 2023-2024 Action Plan draft will be available for a minimum thirty-day (30) public comment period starting April 10, 2023, and ending May 11, 2023. See the link below to view the proposed draft of the Annual Action Plan for FY 2023-2024. 

 2023/24 Annual Action Plan 

Please submit comments or feedback to Sandra Lerma, Community Development Housing Analyst, via email or (559) 585-4766.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hanford City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers located at 400 North Douty St. Hanford, CA 93230, on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. to receive and consider public input on the One-Year Action Plan for Program Year 2023-2024. See the full public notice in English and Spanish.

Consolidated Plan Documents

Consolidated plan documents include: