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Community Development Division

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The Community Development Division manages various programs to assist with:


Homebuyer Assistance Program

The Lompoc Homebuyer Assistance Program (LHAP) is a City of Lompoc Housing Trust Fund Program that expands home ownership opportunities in the community of Lompoc. The program removes financial barriers to the dream of home ownership by lowering home acquisition and carrying costs. The program enables qualified families to purchase a home that provides a stable residence that strengthens the family, neighborhood and community. Participants must be first time, low-income home buyers (up to 120% Area Median Income) and purchase a home within the City limits of Lompoc. For detailed information, please see program guidelines and underwriting standards.

Program highlights:

  • loan up to $65,000 to assist with down payment
  • 3% fixed interest
  • 30-year deferred payment (no current interest or principal payments)
    pay upon sale, transfer, refinancing of the home or at the end of 30 year term (whichever comes first)
  • closing cost grant up to $7,500

To qualify, contact a City Approved First Mortgage Lender as reflected on the following flyer: English LHAP Flyer or Spanish LHAP Flyer.


Single-Family Home Repair Loan Program

This program is currently on “hold” due to funding. We will begin to accept applications in July 2018. Thank you.

The City’s goal is to provide income qualified residents the opportunity to make home improvements and repairs at minimal cost and allow them to protect and increase the value of their investment.

Application Package


Single-Family Emergency Home Repair Loan Program

This program is currently on “hold” due to funding. We will begin to accept applications in July 2018. Thank you.

Assists low-income homeowners who have do not have funds readily available to complete urgent repairs to their homes.

  • $5,000 per housing unit
  • Examples of emergency repairs: water heaters, windows, doors, flooring, electrical, plumbing, roofing and fencing.
  • 3% fixed interest
  • No monthly payments
  • No credit check

Application Package


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The CDBG Entitlement Program, established in 1974 and administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), allocates annual grants to non-profit agencies who will develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.


Economic Development Loan Program

The Economic Development Loan Program (EDLP) provides loan funds to eligible businesses with the ultimate objective of creating jobs for persons at 80% or less of area median income.

The EDLP can assist businesses to either create or retain jobs. The City can lend up to $35,000 per full time equivalent job created.


Commercial Façade Rebate and Loan Program

Rebate Component

Cash rebates for materials, fixtures, supplies, and labor in conjunction with exterior improvements approved by the City will be reimbursed at 50%, up to a maximum of $5,000. Professional, architectural, and City permit fees may be included in the total façade improvement costs.

Loan Component

If a business owner would like to do a little more to their commercial building, the Commercial Façade Loan is an unsecured loan of up to $15,000 with no interest. With flexible repayment terms, no required security and no loan fees, this is a no cost source of financing to enhance commercial property.

Providing a facelift for commercial properties can:

  • maximum of $5,000. Professional, architectural, and City permit fees may be included in the total façade improvement costs.
  • Enhance efforts to market vacant spaces and attract new businesses and customers.
  • Stimulate new, private investment and economic growth.
  • Increase security features and reduce the perception of crime.

Apply today!


Monitoring, Compliance and Resources

Agencies who receive funding from the City can access forms and tools:

On May 6, 2014, the City Council adopted Chapter 45 of the Administrative Procedures Manual’s Sub-Recipient Financial, Programmatic, and Monitoring Reporting Requirement Policy (Policy). This Policy prescribes responsibilities for non-profit partners, affordable housing providers, and affordable housing developers, collectively, sub-recipients (Sub-Recipients). The Policy defines a Sub-Recipient as an affordable housing organization organized primarily to provide for lower-income residential, transitional, and homeless housing needs, non-profit agencies providing community services, and organizations that receive funding through the City by way of grants or loans.

Sub-Recipient Financial, Programmatic, and Monitoring Reporting Requirement Policy – Audit & Compliance Findings Report and Attachments.

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