Community Development

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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

Polk 2.0

The public comment period of the executed Environmental Assessment for Polk 2.0 single room occupancy and permanent supportive housing project is underway. A legal ad will be posted in the Register Guard on July 29, 2022. Public comments will be accepted until August 15, 2022 at 5:00pm. For additional information, or to submit comments, please contact Jackie Dowell ( Comments can also be mailed or delivered to the following address: Jackie Dowell, Community Development Division, City of Eugene, 99 W 10th Ave  Eugene, OR 97401.

Public Comment Period for Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

The written public comment period is now open for the Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, which details the use of new federal funds provided to Eugene and Springfield through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  For more information please see the HOME-ARP webpage.

Council approves two Affordable Housing Trust Fund proposals

At their May 23 meeting, the Eugene City Council approved the use of Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF) to support two low-income housing projects that applied for the funds earlier this year.  The funding will support the creation of 70 tiny homes for low income homebuyers and 10 units to help transition veterans out of homelessness. Learn more about the proposals on the city's website.