Community Development

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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

Public Comment Period for Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

The written public comment period is now open for the Draft 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.

Council approves two Affordable Housing Trust Fund proposals

At their May 23 meeting, the Eugene City Council approved the use of Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF) to support two low-income housing projects that applied for the funds earlier this year.  The funding will support the creation of 70 tiny homes for low income homebuyers and 10 units to help transition veterans out of homelessness. Learn more about the proposals on the city's website.