Community Development

Information on resources for businesses and workers related to COVID-19 can be found at the City of Eugene’s COVID-19 Updates page

What We Do

The Community Development team is committed to making Eugene a better place to live and work. The division works towards the achievement of this general goal through an array of programs focused on more specific goals, including: 

  • Affordable rental housing development and housing repair (HOME)
  • Downtown planning and improvement
  • Economic stability through living-wage job creation
  • Managing federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) activities



A proposal to build new housing for low-income renters in Springfield was approved by the Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium Governing Board through the 2019 Affordable Housing Request for Proposals (RFP).  For more information please see the Affordable Housing Development programs website.


On June 19, 2020, a notice will be published in The Register-Guard updating the Citizen Participation Plan of the 2020-2024 Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan. The amendments include electing to reduce the review and comment period for Substantial Amendments to the Consolidated Plan from 15 days to 5 days, as permitted by HUD. The Cities elect to continue to hold a public hearing on any amendments to the Plan.The proposed Citizen Participation Plan is available for review. Written comments may be submitted by email to Stephanie Jennings (


The federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) included a special allocation of CDBG funding to help local communities respond to the impacts of coronavirus. This CDBG-CV funding is a separate grant from the entitlement CDBG grants received on an annual basis from HUD. The City of Eugene will receive a CDBG-CV entitlement allocation of $839,940. In order to utilize these funds, Eugene must complete an allocation process to identify uses of funds and submit a Substantial Amendment to our 2020 Action Plan. A copy of the Proposed Substantial Amendment is available.  A Public Hearing was held on July 8, 2020. Staff will present the Proposed CDBG-CV Draft Allocation to City Council on July 27, 2020. 

Downtown Development

Exciting changes are happening downtown. We’ve seen new businesses opening, buildings filled with active uses, more people living downtown and more jobs — more than $250 million in public and private investments in our downtown. We are continuing to build on those successes with improvements to downtown infrastructure, public safety, social services and events.

Resources for Residents
The City of Eugene offers a suite of housing resources available to community members. Some of these programs are available whether or not you live in an affordable housing unit.

Business Loans

To support economic growth, the City of Eugene works with businesses and developers using a variety of programs including Art Loans, Business Growth Loans, Downtown Loans, and River Loans. See if one of our programs is right to help you grow your business!

Contact Us

  1. Community Development Division

    99 W 10th Ave
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5086
    Fx: 541-682-5572