Affordable Housing Projects
The affordable communities noted below are a representative selection of those funded by the County of San Bernardino. An exhaustive listing of affordable communities in San Bernardino County is geographically represented in the Affordable Housing Map and listed in the Housing Directory.
18028 and 18030 Valley Blvd., Bloomington
This community incorporates a new 6,500 square foot library into the development. The community is intergenerational with 70 senior units built above and around the library. The senior component offers one-bedroom apartments to seniors 55 and older. The family component consists of 120 units of family housing.
25281 Van Leuven Street, Loma Linda
This community is currently under construction. At completion it will have a total of 86 affordable apartments, of which 50 are designated for veterans who have been homeless or are at-risk of homelessness. A variety of supportive services will be provided for the veteran residents in collaboration with the Loma Linda Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. The community is scheduled to open for occupancy in spring 2018.
12279 3rd Street, Yucaipa
Horizons at Yucaipa is an affordable senior housing community for persons 55 years and older. The development consists of 50 one- and two-bedroom apartments. In addition to Lillian Court, it is the newest senior community having opened for occupancy in April, 2017.
7807 and 7833 Juniper Avenue, Fontana
The Siena Apartments were completed in 2016 and feature 54 affordable family units, consisting of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and two recreational/community buildings.
Community Development and Housing works in partnership with developers and cities throughout the County. Currently the primary funding available for the development of affordable housing is HOME funds.
A CHDO is a Community Housing Development Organization organized under state or local law, as a non-profit with the purpose of providing affordable, decent housing to low- and moderate-income persons. Under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) regulations the County will reserve 15% of its HOME allocation for investment in housing owned, developed or sponsored by CHDOs. Certification of a CHDO is subject to applicant eligibility pursuant to 24 CFR Part 92.2, funding availability and immediate need for housing.
The County does not administer an open Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) application as CHDOs are selected on a project-specific, funding-specific basis. The CHDO selection process is facilitated in coordination with the NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) process and evaluated as part of that process. For more information about CHDO requirements, please review the current application and instructions or contact Community Development and Housing at (909) 387-4389. To receive notifications and information regarding NOFA releases and funding opportunities, please sign up with the County’s electronic procurement system (EPro) to register as a vendor and periodically check our website for updates.
State and/or Federal funds are often incorporated into the development of affordable housing projects. As a result, developers must comply with funding-specific labor compliance requirements.
Know The Rules
The Community Development and Housing Department (CDH) provides funding for construction projects that may require the payment of prevailing wage. On prevailing wage projects, a web-based, electronic certified payroll tracking system has been implemented to monitor compliance of Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA). In addition to DBRA compliance, the system monitors, tracks and provides all required U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports and any semi-annual and ad-hoc reports for socioeconomic programs.
The DBRA requires all contractors and subcontractors performing work on federal or District of Columbia construction contracts or federally assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 to pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits for corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on similar projects in the area.
Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 provisions are required for projects funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other HUD programs. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons. CDH policy requires contractors to demonstrate Section 3 has been met on projects that are applicable to Section 3 requirements. CDH has partnered with the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino and the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department in an effort to provide developers and contractors a supportive resources and assistance with projects subject to Section 3 requirements. Parties interested in more information on Section 3 or to obtain Section 3 Certification can do so by visiting HUD’s Section 3 Website or by calling the number below.
Housing Project Manager
To receive notifications and information regarding NOFA releases and funding opportunities, please sign up with the County’s electronic procurement system (EPro) to register as a vendor and periodically check our website for updates.
- Department of Industrial Relations – FAQs
- Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- DIR Public Works Registration
- Section 3 Business Registry
- Davis Bacon – A Contractor’s Guide
- Countywide Plan Policy Plan – Draft Housing Element – November 2021
- Countywide Plan – Housing Element – Draft Technical Report November 2021