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San Clemente Housing Programs
The City implements three Housing Programs within the Community Development Department. Note: Please click on the appropriate hyperlink to get more information or an application form.

Reports can be downloaded in Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®. format.
EMail about San Clemente Housing Programs
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2014-2015 Public Services Grant Application. Applications will be available from November 28, 2013 to January 16, 2014.
Contact Denise Obrero at (949) 361-6188 or ObreroD@san-clemente.org to be included in the 2014-2015 grant cycle.

Click here for the Press Release

Click here for FY 2014-15 Grant Applications will be available on November 21, 2013 through January 16, 2014.

Residential Land Inventory Map
Click here to see the Residential Land Inventory Map

Housing Element Update!
For meeting infomation contact Denise Obrero at (949) 361-6188 or email at ObreroD@san Clemente.org.

Click here for the Housing Element that was adopted on July 5, 2011.

Click here for the San Clemente 2014 - 2021 Housing Element Update Survey.

Click here for more information on Housing Downloads

CDBG Consolidated Plan
The Consolidated Plan is submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plan provides a Housing Needs Assesment, Housing Market Analysis, Strategic Plan for use of CDBG funds, the Annual Plan, Citizen Participation Plan and various statistical exhibits and maps.

Click here to view the Consolidated Plan


CDBG Annual Plan
The City of San Clemente submits the Annual Action Plan for use of CDBG funds to HUD every year. The most recent plan can be reviewed by clicking on the link below.

Click here to view the Annual Action Plan

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
The City of San Clemente submits the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for use of CDBG funds to HUD every year. The most recent plan can be reviewed by clicking on the link below.

Click here to view the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

CDBG Caper Report
The City of San Clemente submits the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for use of CDBG funds to HUD every year. The most recent draft can be reviewed by clicking on the link below.

Click here to view the CAPER Report

Affordable Housing Overlay Ordinance
The Affordable Housing zoning overlay allows for housing to be built in identified commercial zones on the zoning map. The zoning ordinance, under Special Uses, #17.28.035 describes the details of the allowable housing uses. For more information click on the ordinance link below and view the maps.

Click here for Affordable Housing Zoning Ordinance

Click here for an Affordable Housing Overlay Map of North San Clemente


San Clemente Demographic Profile
Demographics of San Clemente based on the current census data is available here

Population and Housing Projections
For the latest population and housing projections click here or contact the Housing Coordinator at 949-361-6188. Projections are done annually by the Community Development Department.


Fair Housing Foundation
The Fair Housing Foundation (FHF) is a non-profit corporation that has been providing services to municipalities for 44 years. Direct client services are located in the City of Long Beach. You may contact staff at (562) 989-1206 or (800) 446-3247. FHF offers a comprehensive Fair Housing Program that includes:
  • 1) Discrimination Complaint Intake and Investigation
  • 2) Enforcement and Impact Litigation
  • 3) Landlord/Tenant Counseling and
  • 4) General Fair Housing Education, Trainings and Outreach.
From more information please visit http://www.fairhousingfoundation.com

Legal Aid Information
For more information on Eviction, Foreclosure Fraud, and other legal aid for low income households contact:

Legal Aid Society: 714-569-0827 or www.legal-aid.com

Public Law Center: 714-541-1010 or
www.publiclawcenter.org

Neighborhood Revitalization
This includes the Home Rehabilitation Program which provides loans for qualified rental properties and owner-occupied properties, and the Neighborhood Pride Program which provides special neighborhood clean-ups, public education of laws and services, and code enforcement. The Building Division - Code Enforcement Program accepts written complaints from the public at any time. Forms can be sent to you by the Administrative Assistant at (949) 361-6162. Special clean-ups can be arranged through the Housing Coordinator (949) 361-6188 or Senior Code Compliance Officer at (949)361-6172.
EMail about Neighborhood Revitalization

Home Rehabilitation Program General Information
Each year a limited amount of federal funds are available as grants and loans for use in repairing and improving your home, mobile home, or rental property in the federally designated Community Development Block Grant Target Area. A vital part of the Neighborhood Pride Program is to provide low-cost rehabilitation loans to repair health and safety hazards, and to improve your property for the betterment of the neighborhood.
Downloadable in Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® format by clicking on the link below.
More information on Home Rehabilitation Program General Information

Owner Occupied Loans application form
0% and 3% loans are available to qualified homeowners living in designated areas downtown and in some cases outside of the target area for qualified homeowners with properties with health and safety problems. Grants up to $3,000 may be given for small projects to remedy health and safety issues to persons earning less than 50% of median income. The current income qualifications are listed in the application.
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Rental Rehabilitation Loans application form
3% loans and 50-50 matching deferred loans are the typical loans provided to property owners renting to low income households with rents not exceeding HUD guidelines. The 50-50 deferred loan becomes a grant after 4 years of property ownership.
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South Orange County List of Affordable Housing
The City has a list of below-market rate rental projects available in South Orange County by clicking on the link below. The County of Orange housing web site provides a list of all affordable housing projects in the County. Click here for the County web site.
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Redevelopment Agency Affordable Housing Program
This program provides funds for non-profit agencies to acquire and rehabilitate older apartment buildings or construct new apartments for long term affordable housing for very low income households (persons earning less than 50% of median income). Proposals from Non-profit developers are accepted year-round pending available funds and priorities are met. Contact the City Housing Coordinator, Jeff Hook, at 949-361-6182 for more information.

AVENIDA SERRA RFQ/RFP

The City of San Clemente is interested in receiving proposals from qualified developers for the development of the City’s Redevelopment Agency-owned site located at 107-115 Avenida Serra in the City of San Clemente for affordable, rental housing, as described in detail in the Avenida Serra Request for Qualifications and Proposal (RFQ/RFP). The City has prepared the following tentative schedule for the development process leading to the construction of 19 apartments for very-low income households:

Tentative Schedule:
RFQ/RFP Issued September 8, 2010
Pre-Submittal Workshop September 22, 2010
Proposals Due October 18, 2010
Developer Interviews November 3 and 4, 2010
RDA Approval of Developer/Agreement December 7, 2010
Project Review and Entitlements December 2010-June 2011
Start Construction August 2011
Occupancy (20 months) April 2013


The Redevelopment Agency has endorsed conceptual design drawings for the Agency-owned property near Downtown San Clemente. To download and view the project’s RFQ/RFQ, including concept drawings, click here.
Proposal Closing Date: Seven copies of the proposal must be received by the City no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2010. All proposals must be delivered to the above address and follow the RFQ/RFP format and content requirements. Proposals received after that time will not be accepted. The sole source of contact regarding this RFQ/RFP is Jeff Hook, Senior Planner. Individuals or firms interested in submitting a proposal are asked not to contact other members of the City of San Clemente staff or Council members in connection with the RFQ/RFP prior to the announcement of the consultant selected. Proposals and all written inquiries related to this RFQ/RFP are to be submitted confidentially to Jeff Hook at the following address:

Jeff Hook, Senior Planner
City of San Clemente
910 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 361-6182
hookj@san-clemente.org

Inclusionary Housing Program
This program requires developers building 6 housing units or more to provide 4% of the total number of units for very low-income households, on-site, off-site, or pay an in-lieu fee, donation of land or a combination recommended by the Community Development Director. The in-lieu fees are provided as a no interest or low interest loan to non-profit agencies for a minimum of 55 years to acquire or build affordable housing.
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