Affordable Housing Development Programs


Affordable Housing Development

Housing Development programs includes funding for acquisitions, new construction, rehabilitation, and project-related soft costs.  Eugene awards funds in this category through an annual Housing Request for Proposals. Subsidies for development include land, HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, system development charge waivers, and property tax exemptions. Regulatory incentives include density bonuses and reduction of parking requirements. Projects receiving funds include small developments for special need populations as well as medium sized affordable housing development.


Housing Request for Proposals (RFP)

The HOME Investment Partnership Program is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income persons.  Eugene and Springfield receive HOME funds jointly as the Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium.  Eugene receives the HOME funds from HUD on behalf of the HOME Consortium and is responsible for the oversight and administration of HOME funds in the entire Consortium area.  HOME funds are offered as a development subsidy through the annual Affordable Housing Request for Proposals (RFP) process. The HOME Consortium Governing Board makes final decisions for use of HOME funds for development projects based on the input of the Board's Evaluation Committee and direction of the respective cities.  Each City Council may also award other development incentives to the project proposals through the RFP process. Recent previously awarded proposals are available for review.


2019 Housing Request for Proposals

The Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium is seeking proposals for housing developments affordable to low-income persons in the City of Springfield.  Appropriate proposals will request funds for new construction, acquisition of residential, or acquisition of non-residential structures to be converted to affordable housing, prioritizing proposals that create or add units.


All potential applicants are encouraged to contact staff to discuss their project and potential uses of available resources as soon as possible and please submit a letter of intent to apply by Wednesday October 2, 2019 describing the potential site and proposed use of funds.  This will help the Consortium to plan for the evaluation process.


Proposals must be received by the application deadline and contain all required components to be eligible for review (RFP, Application, and Proforma).  There are also Reference materials to review.  This RFP is an open, competitive process to award available resources based upon satisfaction of the described criteria.

For more information, call 541-682-5532 or email Ellen Meyi-Galloway.