(CAPER) FY 2020-2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Milpitas City Council will hold a hybrid public hearing in person at Milpitas City Hall, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd and via Zoom teleconference/webinar at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, or soon thereafter, to consider approving the City of Milpitas Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).

The City’s one-year CAPER describes the reporting of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs and Activities undertaken during the past program year 2020-2021. The report includes: 1) Summary of Accomplishments, 2) Resources Made Available and Leveraging of Resources, 3) Status of Actions Taken During the Year to Implement the City’s Goals and Objectives, 4) Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, 5) Accomplishments (Households and Persons Assisted), 6) City’s Self-Evaluation on Progress Made in Addressing Identifying the Priority Needs and Objectives, and 7) Citizens Comments and Public Review.

Copies of the Draft CAPER will be made available in person at the front desk at City Hall and online for public review by clicking the following link:

INTERESTED PERSONS MAY provide public comments during the public hearing in-person or virtually through the Zoom webinar, by following the instructions listed on the City Council meeting agenda, or submit written comments prior to the hearing by e-mailing the City Clerk at Please be advised that written comments will not be read during the meeting. Written comments will be digitally distributed to the City Council and will be part of this meeting’s public record.

For further information or written correspondence, contact Robert Musallam, Housing and Neighborhood Services Administrator at (408) 586-3275,

The public review and comments period for the Draft CAPER will be September 3 – September 21, 2021.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Milpitas will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodation, please contact Robert Musallam at (408) 586-3275 or

Federal Program | Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Milpitas’ Housing Department and City Council awards funding to local non-profit agencies that serve the Milpitas community through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Non-profits that help to improve physical, economic, and social conditions to low- and moderate- income Milpitas residents are encouraged to apply.

Agencies may be awarded a Grant based upon the target population and services they provide. Eligible non-profit organizations and projects should meet one of three National Objectives, as identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These Objectives include:

  • Benefit Low and/or Moderate Income Persons
  • Prevention or Elimination of Slums and Blight
  • Urgent Need

Additionally, the City of Milpitas has prepared and adopted a Five Year Consolidated Plan (2017-2022) to establish priorities for the use of CDBG grant funds in order to benefit and improve the lives of Milpitas Residents. Organizations whose goals and services align with the priorities of the City will be prioritized for selection and funding.

Approved FY20-21 CDBG Allocation

Category Applicant Activity Description Allocation
Public Services Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program visits long-term care facilities to investigate and resolve complaints for seniors and disabled adults $20,523
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley Provide court appointed youth in the foster care system with life-long mentorship and guidance $10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Provide support to victims/survivors of domestic violence by providing emergency shelter, crisis counseling, safety strategies, community and systems advocacy, support groups, and case management $21,650
Senior Adults Legal Assistance Provide free legal assistance that includes legal services to Milpitas seniors 62 or older, targeting low income or at risk clients $10,000
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center Provide comprehensive Housing Assistance Services for low to very-low income persons with disabilities. This includes assessments, referrals, search assistance, and advocacy $7,264
The Health Trust Meals on Wheels serves homebound seniors with daily hot and healthy meals and wellness checks $16,000
YWCA Silicon Valley Provide comprehensive services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, including counseling for adult and children, emergency center, response calls from law enforcement, advocacy, and housing. $40,000 in additional funding was recommended to explore a partnership opportunity with MUSD to create a domestic violence prevention curriculum for MUSD students. $50,000
Subtotal $135,437
Capital Projects
Terrace Gardens Senior Housing Replace 2 commercial ovens $20,000
Rebuilding Together (Sunnyhills) Roof replacement on the existing buildings at Sunnyhills $200,000
Rebuilding Together Continue providing home repairs, rehabilitation, accessibility and mobility services work for low-income homeowners $25,205
Subtotal $245,205
Program Admin
Project Sentinel City’s fair housing provider that provides fair housing, tenant-landlord counseling and dispute resolution services. $56,290
Program Administration Staff time in administering the program, including all public noticing and publishing. $78,993
Subtotal $135,283
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center Direct aid to the Rent Relief Program $23,071
COVID-19 Requests Child Advocates of Silicon Valley Meet social distancing and sanitation requirements, and help ensure the safety of CASAs and their youth when they are able to return to in-person visits $5,000
Milpitas Senior Center Loan laptops/tablets to seniors to help counter social isolation and improve access to information. $25,000
Milpitas Senior Center Fund some of the City’s portion of the Santa Clara County Senior Nutrition program $50,000
Milpitas Unified School District Providing nutritional assistance to low-income students $10,000
Project Sentinel It Takes a Village Program: Provide wraparound rent relief/reduction services involving all parties in the process, including the tenant, property owner, mortgage holder, and mediators $50,000
Milpitas Food Pantry Fund two employees to assist with the Milpitas Food Pantry’s daily operations $30,000
Terrace Gardens Senior Housing Meal delivery to residents, rather than dinner being held in the dining room. Also, cleaning supplies and PPE to keep up with necessary sanitation practices $37,456
Enterprise Foundation Microenterprise Grant Assistance $200,000
Rebuilding Together Restock their PPE $20,000
Subtotal $450,527
Total FY 20-21 Allocation $966,452
CDBG-CV Silicon Valley Independent Living Center Direct aid to the Rent Relief Program $318,329
Program Administration Staff time in administering the program, including all public noticing and publishing. $79,582
Subtotal CDBG-CV funds will be allocated through the FY 19-20 Annual Action Plan Amendment $397,911
Total CDBG Allocation $1,364,363