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 ( 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, 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

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, 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 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.