Federal CDBG Program
The City of San Gabriel is one of 45 cities participating with Los Angeles County in the federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). These funds, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, are used to meet local needs to provide decent housing, improve the built environment, and expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. In 2014-15, the City is expected to receive approximately $337,131 for the following CDBG activities and programs:
Neighborhood Improvement Services
Code enforcement is an important tool for a city to promote the health and safety of its residents and protect our housing stock. We respond to requests from residents involving code deficiencies or nuisances and make referrals as necessary. In some cases, citations are issued to require a property owner to comply with the code.
Graffiti Removal Services
Graffiti is not only a blighting influence on the physical environment but if it is not promptly abated, it leads to more serious crimes. Graffiti removal is an important part of fostering community pride. To report graffiti, call the Graffiti Control Services Hotline at (800) 794-7384.
After School Programs
The Jefferson Middle School girl’s basketball team is great example of CDBG dollars at work. The city offers after school and summer sports programs in flag football, volleyball, basketball, and soccer at Jefferson Middle and Roosevelt Elementary schools serving approximately 150 children and youth. As has been the case in previous years, San Gabriel may receive an additional allocation of CDBG funds from Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich for its After-School Program. The current allocation of these funds is $21,369 however the Board of Supervisors does not announce their allocations until late spring 2014.
Youth Programs & Programs
Smith Park is a hot spot for the children of San Gabriel during the summer months. Activities offered include the Carrom board game and Slip 'N Slide. The program provides fun opportunities for active and passive play and creates positive social interactions. Approximately 150 elementary school-age children participate in the summer and year-round programs.