- Planning and Development
- 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
Eugene Civic Alliance Civic Park Grandstand Environmental Review
The public comment period of the executed Environmental Review for the proposed Eugene Civic Alliance Civic Park Grandstand project is underway. A legal ad was posted in the Register Guard on March 27, 2023. Public comments will be accepted until April 11, 2023 at 5:00pm. For additional information or to submit comments, please contact Jackie Dowell (JDowell@eugene-or.gov). Comments can also be mailed or delivered to the following: Jackie Dowell, Community Development Division, City of Eugene, 99 West 10th Ave, Eugene OR 97401
System Development Charge (SDC) Exemptions for Affordable Housing Request for Proposals Open
The SDC Exemption Request for Proposals is now open. The SDC exemptions can be used for rental housing for households earning 60% of the area median income (AMI) or below (47,760 for a family of four); or for homeownership housing for households earning 80% AMI or below (63,700 for a family of four). Applications are due April 26, 2023.
Seeking Public Comment:
Draft Eugene Springfield 2023/2024 Annual Action Plan
The City of Eugene requests written public comment on the proposed uses (also available in Spanish) of CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funds and proposed uses (also available in Spanish) of HOME Investment Partnership Program funds beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024. The Draft Eugene-Springfield 2023/2024 Annual Action Plan Summary and the Draft Eugene-Springfield 2023/2024 Annual Action Plan (Full Annual Action Plan Document) are available for review.
The public hearing will be held at the Eugene CDBG Advisory Committee hybrid meeting on April 3, 2023, at 4:00 pm. The in-person meeting will be at the Atrium (99 W 10th Ave, Eugene, 97401), Sloat Room. Attendees may connect online using Zoom at https://eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/82514379651, webinar #825 1437 9651, Passcode CDBG2023!, or by telephone at 1-833-548-0282 (toll-free). If you need special accommodations, please contact us 48 hours prior to the meeting. Written comments on these recommendations may be submitted until 5pm on Thursday, April 6, 2023, to Teresa Kennedy, Eugene Planning and Development Department, 99 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR, 97401, or TKennedy@eugene-or.gov.
The public hearing for proposed use of HOME funds will be held at the Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium Governing Board virtual meeting on April 11, 2023 at 3:00 pm. Attendees may connect online via Zoom at https://eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/84832519043, webinar ID# 848 3251 9043, Passcode HOME2023!, or by telephone at 833 548 0282 (Toll Free). Written comments on these recommendations may be submitted until 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2023 to Ellen Meyi-Galloway at EMeyi-Galloway@eugene-or.gov or call 541-682-5532.
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.
Housing and Human Services Programs
Information on funded housing and human services programs available for community members in Eugene.
Housing and Human Service Plans
This page has plans for HUD funded programs including the HUD Consolidated Plan.
Homelessness is a complex problem significantly impacting our community. The City partners with Lane County (our region’s lead agency on homelessness), social service providers, and other community stakeholders to reduce homelessness and its impact in our community.
Renter Protections Process
Renter protections are broadly defined. They can include programs like the City’s Rental Housing Code program, which regulates rental properties in the city by creating minimum habitability standards. Renter protections can also include anti-discrimination protections like the ones found in Eugene’s Human Rights Code. They can even include rent stabilization and limitations on no-cause evictions like those found in SB 608 (2019). The recommendations for renter protections made by the Housing Policy Board are focused on: 1) Protecting renters and vulnerable populations and 2) Preventing displacement.
Community Engagement and Collaboration
Page has information about different ways people can participate in City work.
Resources for Residents
Explore housing resources available to community members in Eugene.
Affordable Housing Trust Fund
Information about the Housing Trust Fund and Construction Excise Tax (CET).
Affordable Housing Development Programs
This page has information about city assistance for larger housing development projects and and includes information about the RFP process.
Affordable Housing Rehabilitation Programs
This page has information about city assistance for renter housing developments including the revolving loan program and capital grants for emergency and transitional housing facilities.
Human Services and Homelessness Support
Information on human service programs and homelessness support.
- Housing Tools and Strategies
- Housing and Human Service Plans
Housing Tools and Strategies
The Housing Tools and Strategies team provides quarterly updates to City Council on progress of the items within the Action Inventory. Learn about missing middle housing, zoning changes, and more.
At the May 2018 Work Session, Eugene City Council passed a motion to have staff implement a process to identify barriers to housing affordability, availability, and diversity, and to suggest, evaluate, and recommend possible strategies and tools to address the barriers. The process that resulted was the Housing Tools and Strategies (HTS) Working Group.
HTS Working Group
The Housing Tools and Strategies Working Group was comprised of 35 community members ranging in interest, skills, involvement, and advocacy for housing development. At the end of the four meetings the Working Group voted on recommendations to improve housing affordability, availability and diversity in Eugene.
HTS Action Inventory
The Housing Tools and Strategies Action Inventory is intended to be used as an inventory of potential actions that can affect housing affordability, availability, and diversity of type. It is a large menu of actions that can be implemented over time, many of which require additional research to understand impacts, resources required, and how best to implement to be effective. It is a work in progress—it will be modified as new ideas emerge, as actions are implemented, and actions found to be ineffective are removed from the inventory. For each action, the document provides a brief explanation and the level of support the action had from the HTS working group.
- Project Overview
Browse through options of business assistance, regional economic development, and more offered by the City of Eugene.
Provides information about resources available to businesses to support growth and workforce.
This page lists resources that the City offers to support property development.
Downtown Eugene website with information about economic development, visiting downtown, and current projects.
Downtown Eugene Development Projects
- Business Resources
Maps, Plans, and Reports
Includes links to Community Development Maps and Plans for Eugene.
This visually-engaging analysis will assist policy makers, city staff and the community of Eugene in understanding how development patterns and density affect infrastructure cost and their relationship to city finances.
Explore staff contacts for the Community Development Division.
Small-scale development is a local movement that enables community developers to cultivate neighborhood growth and livability though small-scale housing projects.