In order to receive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, jurisdictions are required to complete, adopt and submit a five-year Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan presents an assessment of local housing, homelessness, and community development needs, identification of priority needs for use of funds received from HUD, and presents strategies to address the priority needs. HUD funding is delivered through a combination of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds.
Since 1992 and continuing with this plan, the cities of Eugene and Springfield work together to develop the Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan. This collaboration allows for consideration of needs for the metropolitan area as a whole, development of a shared goals and strategies, and more efficient use of limited resources for plan development and reporting. A joint plan is required given that Eugene and Springfield receive HOME funds as a Consortium. Eugene and Springfield receive separate allocations of CDBG funds each year. The 2015 Consolidated Plan, along with other City housing and human service plans and reports for HUD are available.
Similarly, Eugene must update the fair housing document, called the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The AI identifies fair housing issues as well as actions to further fair housing across the cities.
The process to develop the Consolidated Plan for the 2020-2024 period and AI is now underway. The process includes comprehensive data collection, consultations with public and private agencies, and extensive community engagement.
To stay informed of the Consolidated Planning process, including the Analysis of Impediments, sign up to join the interested parties list.
A Consolidated Plan Advisory Committee has been formed and includes three representatives from Eugene and three from Springfield.
Councilor Chris Pryor
Councilor Marilee Woodrow
The Consolidated Plan Advisory Committee will meet three times:
December 18, 2019 (Springfield City Hall, Jesse Maine room): - meeting materials
January 15, 2020, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. (Eugene Public Library - Downtown, Singer room) - meeting materials
The third meeting will include a public hearing. Details will be shared once they are available.
All community members are welcome to attend the Open House on Affordable Housing and Community Development, Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm, at Whirled Pies Restaurant (199 W. 8th Ave in Eugene).
The Cities of Eugene and Springfield are working to identify the needs of people and families with limited
incomes and to develop strategies to expand affordable housing opportunities, human services, economic
opportunities, and equity. Your help is needed to identify community needs and identify the best
strategies to achieve these goals. This open house is an important step in developing the Eugene-Springfield
Consolidated Plan, which will guide the use of federal resources received by the cities of Eugene and
Springfield for the next 5 years.
The Open House will include family activities, opportunities to share opinions, and refreshments.
As part of the comprehensive data collection for the 2020 Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments, two surveys were created, one for community members and one for providers. A summary of the results will be posted when they are available.