Housing & Block Grant Programs

Request for Proposals to address Housing and Community Development needs

The City of Springfield has released its 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Request for Proposals.

Springfield has approximately $1,000,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds available to award to projects. The City requests proposals from public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private developers in order to address housing and community development needs in our community primarily for low-income households.

Funds are available through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program is administered at the local level by City staff, but subject to federal regulations (24 CFR Part 570). All funds referenced in this RFP will be available after July 1, 2020 for use in Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). Some portion of funds will not be available until Fall 2020.

Applications are due by March 13, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Fifield, Community Development Analyst at efifield@springfield-or.gov or 541.726.2302.

Draft Eugene-Springfield 2020 Consolidated Plan

The draft Eugene-Springfield 2020 Consolidated Plan is available for review. The full draft plan is available, as well as a more user friendly, draft Eugene-Springfield 2020 Consolidated Plan Executive Summary. Written public comment related to the draft Consolidated Plan will be accepted through 5:00 pm on April 1, 2020. To submit public comment, please complete this short survey. For more information on the 2020 Consolidated Plan process, go to https://www.eugene-or.gov/4300/2020-Consolidated-Plan-Process.

Draft Springfield FY2020-2021 CDBG One Year Action Plan

The draft Springfield FY2020-2021 CDBG One Year Action Plan is also available for review. Written public comment period on the proposed allocation of funds will be accepted through 5:00 pm on April 8, 2020. Springfield’s Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 to receive written and oral testimony on the City’s proposed FY2020-2021 CDBG One Year Action Plan. The public hearing will be held at 5:30pm in the Jesse Maine Room in Springfield City Hall, located at 225 Fifth Street in Springfield, Oregon. Written comments may be submitted to Erin Fifield at efifield@springfield-or.gov.

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.