Community Development

What We Do

The Community Development team is committed to making Eugene a better place to live and work. The division works towards the achievement of this general goal through an array of programs focused on more specific goals, including: 

  • Affordable rental housing development and housing repair (HOME)
  • Downtown planning and improvement
  • Economic stability through living-wage job creation
  • Managing federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) activities

Affordable Housing SDC Exemption applications open through Sept. 19

Qualified local affordable housing projects can apply for local system development charges (SDCs) exemptions. Applications are available online and must be submitted by September 19, 2022. The SDC exemptions can go toward smaller single-unit projects, like accessory dwelling units or homes built for ownership, or toward larger, multi-unit housing projects. Proposal process and application is available online.

HUD approved the Eugene-Springfield HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

In August HUD approved the HOME Consortium's HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, which details the use of new federal funds provided to Eugene and Springfield through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  For more information please see the HOME-ARP webpage.

Affordable Housing Request for Proposals now open

The Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium received two proposals to build new housing for low-income renters through the 2022 Housing Request for Proposals (RFP) . For more information please see the Housing Development website.