In response to this funding crisis, the City of Redondo Beach has reduced staffing and eliminated the following programs and activities:
Deferred Payment Loan Program – A low interest home improvement loan program for qualifying low income homeowners – ended February 1, 2012;
Handyperson Program – Less extensive home repairs for qualifying low income homeowners – ended February 1, 2012;
Commercial Rehabilitation Program – a shared funding program for storefronts – ended February 1, 2012.
The end of these long-standing assistance programs was unavoidable due to the severity and the immediacy of the funding reductions -- cities are required to take action by the State imposed deadline of February 1, 2012.
In terms of the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, the City is in the process of implementing a restructuring plan with reduced staffing in order to operate the City’s Housing Authority within available federal funding levels. While service levels will be affected (reduced hours, etc.) no households currently receiving Section 8 Housing Assistance will be displaced.
The January 17, 2012 Administrative Report provides additional information related to the elimination of Redevelopment funding and reductions in CDBG and Section 8 funding levels.
January 31, 2012 Agenda