Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The City of Eugene receives federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money annually that can be used to:
  • benefit low- and moderate-income persons;
  • eliminate slums or blight; and 
  • meet an urgent need.
Eugene's Current CDBG Program Areas
Activities which receive CDBG funding are identified in the Consolidated Plan. This five-year policy document is developed collaboratively with the City of Springfield. Each year, a One-Year Action Plan is developed to address how the City will work to achieve the goals of the Consolidated Plan with the current annual allocation of funds. The use of funds outlined in each One-Year Action Plan is approved by the City Council. Activities prioritized in the plan include:
  • Business Loans - Business Development Fund Loans are made to local businesses creating jobs for low- and moderate-income persons. The Emerging Business Loan Pool provides financing for businesses facing extraordinary credit barriers. Business development services for microenterprises are also funded.
  • Housing Development - Funds are used to acquire sites for future low-income housing developments. Sites are recommended by the Housing Policy Board.
  • Housing Rehabilitation and Emergency Repair Loans - Low-interest loans for homeowners and rental properties with tenants of low- or moderate-income. Deferred payment loans of up to $5,000 for emergency repairs and grants for accessibility improvements for tenants with disabilities.
  • Human Service Capital Facilities - Acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of local non-profit facilities. Projects are recommended Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee representatives.
  • Public Services - Operating funds for local nonprofit social agencies to provide food boxes, medical and dental services, and day services for the homeless. The agencies are selected by the Lane County Human Services Commission on a two-year cycle.