Housing & Block Grant Programs

New Request for Concepts for Affordable Housing

The City of Springfield has approximately $750,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds available to award to projects that will increase the supply of housing for low-income persons in our community.

The City requests concepts from public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private developers. Concepts can include funding requests for architectural and development costs, acquisition of land or an existing building, the cost of repairs and/or public improvements, and other eligible activities.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend an (optional) informational meeting on Wednesday, February 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Springfield City Hall (Jesse Maine Room), 225 Fifth Street, Springfield, OR.

Click HERE for the Request for Concepts application packet

Click HERE for Uniform Relocation Assistance (URA) and Option Agreement Guidance

Click HERE for the 2015 Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan summary

This Request for Concepts is open as long as funds are available.

HUD Funds

The City of Springfield uses Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist with affordable housing development, housing-related services, neighborhood revitalization, public improvements, and downtown redevelopment activities.  The primary purpose of the CDBG and HOME programs is to benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Springfield’s CDBG program is planned and conducted so that each project or activity meets at least one of the three national CDBG program objectives: benefits low- and moderate income persons; prevents or eliminates slums and blight; and meets an urgent need posing a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available. Springfield invests CDBG funds in the areas of children and youth, disabled and elderly, at-risk populations, support to social services, job creation, and housing assistance. The Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium program is planned and conducted so that each project or activity provides decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income and special needs populations.

*New* Draft 2019-2020 CDBG One Year Action Plan

The Springfield CDBG One Year Action Plan identifies how the City will allocate CDBG funds to address community development and affordable housing needs to benefit low-income persons in the community. The Draft 2019-2020 Springfield CDBG One Year Action Plan is now available for public comment until April 10, 2019. Springfield’s Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) will also hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to receive written and oral testimony on this proposal starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Jesse Maine Room in City Hall (225 Fifth Street, Springfield).

View the draft CDBG One Year Action Plan. Copies are also available at City Hall in the Development and Public Works Department.

You can submit comments via email to Erin Fifield at efifield@springfield-or.gov, or in person during the CDAC meeting on April 10.

Consolidated Plan

The Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan is a document that Eugene and Springfield must submit to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to be eligible to receive federal housing and community development funds like CDBG and HOME.  This five-year strategic plan helps the Cities select the projects and activities they supports with HUD funds. The 2015 Consolidated Plan is effective from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020.  For comprehensive information regarding the Consolidated Plan, please visit the joint Consolidated Plan page on the City of Eugene’s website.

Housing and Community Development Forms, Documents, and Plans

Contact Us:

For questions regarding Springfield’s Housing Programs:
Penny Olsen, Housing Programs Assistant
541-736-1039
polsen@springfield-or.gov

For questions regarding Springfield’s CDBG program:
Erin Fifield, Community Development Analyst
541-726-2302
efifield@springfield-or.gov

Additional Resources

Interested in Springfield’s affordable housing strategy, and in particular small, affordable accessory dwelling units (ADUs)? Click here to learn more or download the Housing Strategy Handout.

HUD Equal Housing Opportunity

The City of Springfield does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, race, sex, color, marital status, familial status, national origin, religion or disability.