Local Incentive Programs

To support economic growth, the City of Eugene works with businesses, developers, and community member using the following tools:


  • 20-year Low-income Rental Housing Property Tax Exemption Program (LIRPTE) - The 20-year Low-income Rental Housing Property Tax Exemption Program (LIRPTE) provides a 20-year exemption from ad valorem taxes for properties offered for rent or held for the purpose of developing low-income rental housing.Applicants requesting a 20 year exemption are not required to be a nonprofit in certain instances.
  • Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption (MUPTE) - A 10-year property tax exemption to stimulate the construction of multi-unit housing in key areas and to ensure use of the core area as a place for people to live and work.
  • West Eugene Enterprise Zone -  A 3-5 year tax exemption with the primary purpose of  stimulating new investments that create jobs in the zone. Eligible new investments within the Zone can be exempted from property taxes for a period of three years, and potentially up to five years.