Housing & Block Grant Programs

Request for Information: Springfield Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

The City of Springfield is seeking information from qualified consultants for the development of an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The Analysis of Impediments must be completed in compliance with federal regulations and to meet the HUD submission deadline of May 15, 2020. The City of Springfield’s Request for Information can be found HERE.

The City of Eugene is contracting separately for a consultant to develop the Eugene-Springfield Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium, and to produce an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing for the City of Eugene. The City of Eugene’s Request for Proposals can be found HERE.

Responses are due August 27 at 5:00pm. Contact:  Erin Fifield, efifield@springfield-or.gov or 541-726-2302.

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.

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 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. For comprehensive information regarding the Consolidated Plan, please visit the joint Consolidated Plan page on the City of Eugene’s website.

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.