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


2018 HOUSING RFP - Two Eugene proposals to build new affordable housing for low-income renters were awarded resources through the 2018 Affordable Housing Request for Proposals (RFP).  An additional Springfield proposal is still being considered.  For more information please see the Housing website.


PROPOSED ACTIVITY IN A 100-YEAR FLOOD PLAIN.  The Commons on MLK is a proposed affordable housing development on Lane County property at 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  The 51-unit building would be located on about 1 acre of the nearly 13 acre site.  Federal funds proposed for the construction require a federal environmental review including review of impact to the flood plain.  Written public comment is requested through Wednesday April 3, 2019.  For the Notice for Public Review and for more information about the project please see the Housing website.

Downtown Development

Exciting changes are happening downtown. We’ve seen new businesses opening, buildings filled with active uses, more people living downtown and more jobs — more than $250 million in public and private investments in our downtown. We are continuing to build on those successes with improvements to downtown infrastructure, public safety, social services and events.

Resources for Residents
The City of Eugene offers a suite of housing resources available to community members. Some of these programs are available whether or not you live in an affordable housing unit.

Business Loans

To support economic growth, the City of Eugene works with businesses and developers using a variety of programs including Art Loans, Business Growth Loans, Downtown Loans, and River Loans. See if one of our programs is right to help you grow your business!

Contact Us

  1. Community Development Division

    99 W 10th Ave
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5086
    Fx: 541-682-5572