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  • Goals
    1. Goal H-1 Housing Production and Supply

      A broad range of housing types in sufficient quantity, location, and affordability levels that meet the lifestyle needs of current and future residents, including those with special needs.

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    Policies
    1. Policy H-3.5 Inspection of subsidized housing

      We inspect or facilitate the inspection of assisted multifamily rental housing, contract shelters, voucher hotels, and other housing projects on a regular basis to ensure that properties are regularly repaired and maintained in good condition.

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    2. Policy H-4.1 At-Risk units

      We preserve publicly assisted and multiple-family housing units that are at risk of converting from lower income affordability to market rents due to the completion of affordability covenants or funding contracts.

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    3. Policy H-4.2 Rental assistance

      We support the provision of rental assistance to qualified extremely low, very low, and low income households and special needs households served by the County Housing Authority, Department of Behavioral Health, and other County entities.

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    4. Policy Policy H-4.3 Homeowner assistance

      We support the expansion of homeownership opportunities and preservation by offering financial assistance when available, working in collaboration with partners to increase funding, and supporting foreclosure prevention programs.

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    5. Policy Policy H-4.4 Modernize and replace multiple-family projects

      We support the Housing Authority’s efforts to modernize and replace, where needed, existing multiple-family projects to provide safe, sound, and affordable housing options for qualified low income individuals and families.

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    6. Policy Policy H-4.5 Nonprofit partnerships

      We continue to form and strengthen partnerships with nonprofit organizations, public agencies, community-based organizations, and housing developers in order to increase housing opportunities for very low and low income and special needs households.

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    7. Policy H-5.1 Reporting activities

      We support the planning and reporting of housing activities throughout the County in a manner that can be readily integrated into the housing element and useful for the development and refinement of policy and programs. This effort will contain:

      • Annual housing element production totals
      • Grantee performance reports for the consolidated plan
      • Projects funded by the Department of Behavioral Health
      • Progress in the Homeless Service Continuum of Care efforts

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    8. Policy V/H-1.3 Preferred housing types

      Within the Valley Region, we favor the following types of development: urban infill, single family detached (specifically adjacent to the Foothill Freeway corridors), clustered development with single-family appearance, and single-family detached on large lots.

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    9. Policy D/H-1.4 Funding priorities

      As funding becomes available, we prioritize the use and application of grants and loans for housing rehabilitation, energy conservation retrofits, and water conservation retrofits for housing in the Desert Region.

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    10. Policy D/H-1.5 Desert housing repair and improvement needs

      We seek to secure loans, grants, and other financing means for addressing the unique housing needs in the Desert Region, such as mobile home rehabilitation, septic system repairs, water wells, and other similar expenses unique to the region.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy HW-1.7 Upstream issues

      We collaborate with partners to address upstream issues related to the social determinants of health and social stability (e.g., income, education, housing, neighborhood conditions, and job skills), and to reduce the occurrence of and costs associated with responding to acute and chronic conditions, while complying with federal, state, and local mandates.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve housing options for Baker residents
      Action Statement A.1

      Coordinate with San Bernardino County Land Use Services on a community proposal to study subdivision and zoning requirements in Baker to better allow for a diverse and affordable housing stock.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Promote housing assistance programs available through San Bernardino County including the California Homebuyer Fund and the California Homebuyer’s Down-payment Assistance Program.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Work with San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency, San Bernardino County Department of Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Rural Development to better understand grant and loan programs available to provide for and improve housing in Baker.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve community safety and reduce crime
      Action Statement B.3

      Collaborate with the Sheriff’s Department and the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership to provide services to those experiencing homelessness in Oro Grande.

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