Through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the City of Eugene offers assistance for very low-income homeowners and tenants with disabilities may be eligible for assistance to make accessibility improvements to remove architectural barriers and install strobe smoke alarms.
Assistance for very-low income, disabled homeowners and tenants of stick frame homes includes 0%, deferred loans, up to $5,000. For mobile homes, grants are available in the amount of up to $5,000. Grants do not need to be repaid.
Potential program participants should verify that they meet certain requirements before submitting an application. Eligibility requirements for the program are:
Property must be within the Eugene city limits and annexed into the City
Repairs must be eligible types of work and limited to living space areas
Applicants must meet very-low income requirements, as follows:
Household Income Limits (50% Eugene Area Median Income)
(Effective June 15, 2022)
2023 Maximum Income
Fair Market Rents (FMRs) also apply except as applicable and noted below:
All FMRs include utilities paid by tenant per the Utility Allowances Schedule in effect
Accessibility Improvements for Tenants (Effective October 1, 2022)
# of Bedrooms
FY2023 Eugene Fair Market Rents
Eligible Accessibility Improvements
Examples include removal of architectural barriers, installation of ramps or modifications to doorways, and installation of grab bars, handrails, and lever hardware
Install strobe smoke alarms
The Emergency Minor Home Repair and Accessibility Improvements programs may be combined. Depending on the scope, some projects may approved for up to $5,000, while other projects may be approved for up to $10,000.