Housing Development Incentives

Land Acquisition for Affordable Housing

Also known as the Land Bank program, the City of Eugene acquires properties and prepares them for future affordable housing development.  The acquisition process involves selection of an appropriate site, neighborhood outreach, environmental review and other due diligence activities, and a review by an Evaluation Committee.  The City Council makes final decisions on land acquisition. 

The development process for sites acquired through the Land Acquisition program is separate, and likely to happen several years after the acquisition is complete.  The City does neighborhood outreach, and releases a Request for Proposals to solicit development proposals from housing providers.  An Evaluation Committee reviews and scores the development proposals, and makes a recommendation to City Council for final decision.  For more information about the Land Acquisition program or properties currently under consideration for acquisition through this program, contact Ellen Meyi-Galloway via email or at 541-682-5532.

Low-income Rental Housing Property Tax Exemption (LIRHPTE) 

The 20 year Low-income Rental Housing Property Tax Exemption (LIRHPTE) is enabled by state statute. The LIRHPTE provides a 20 year exemption for rental properties constructed after February 12, 1990, or rental properties owned by 501c(3) non-profits. LIRHPTE is for properties that are offered for rent or held for the purpose of developing low-income rental housing. An applicant requesting a 20 year exemption is not required to be a non-profit in certain instances.
More information here.

City of Eugene Systems Development Charge (SDC) Waivers

Housing for low-income persons is exempt from paying charges imposed by EC 7.705, per Eugene City Code (EC) section 7.725(c).  For more information regarding SDC waivers, contact Ellen Meyi-Galloway via email or at 541-682-5532.

City of Eugene Green Building Incentives

Contact Stephanie Scafa at 541-682-5532 or via email for more information about green building incentives for affordable housing development.