Affordable Housing Development Programs

Affordable Housing Development

Housing Development programs includes funding for acquisitions, new construction, rehabilitation, and project-related soft costs.  Eugene awards funds in this category through an annual Housing Request for Proposals. Subsidies for development include land, HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, system development charge waivers, and property tax exemptions. Regulatory incentives include density bonuses and reduction of parking requirements. Projects receiving funds include small developments for special need populations as well as medium sized affordable housing development.


Housing Request for Proposals (RFP)

The HOME Investment Partnership Program is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income persons.  Eugene and Springfield receive HOME funds jointly as the Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium.  Eugene receives the HOME funds from HUD on behalf of the HOME Consortium and is responsible for the oversight and administration of HOME funds in the entire Consortium area.  HOME funds are offered as a development subsidy through the annual Affordable Housing Request for Proposals (RFP) process. The HOME Consortium Governing Board makes final decisions for use of HOME funds for development projects based on the input of the Board’s Evaluation Committee and direction of the respective cities.  Each City Council may also award other development incentives to the project proposals through the RFP process. Recent previously awarded proposals are available for review.


2020 Housing Request for Proposals

The cities of Eugene and Springfield will consider the use of federal HOME Investment Partnership Program funds for four proposals for affordable housing in Eugene.  Please click on the names of the developments to see the proposals.

 

  • 1100 Charnelton.  Homes for Good Housing Agency has requested $909,250 to build 45 units for permanent supportive housing for households experiencing homelessness in the Downtown neighborhood at 1100 Charnelton Street. 
  • Polk 2.0.  DevNW requested $754,539 to build 13 units in the Whiteaker neighborhood at 89 North Polk Street in Eugene targeted to low and very low income households targeted to young adults entering independence from foster care.
  • River Road Senior Housing (Part 1Part 2).   Cascade Housing Association requested $300,000to build 102 units in the River Road neighborhood at 621 River Road in Eugene targeted to low-income seniors.
  • The Lucy.  Cornerstone Community Housing requested $650,000 to build 36 units in the Santa Clara neighborhood at 850 Hunsaker Lane in Eugene targeted to low, very low and extremely low income households including units set aside for survivors of domestic violence.

An Evaluation Committee will review and score the proposals and forward scores to the applicable City Council and Eugene-Springfield Governing Board to make the final funding decisions.  Public hearings will be conducted at two Evaluation Committee meetings to review proposals:  

  • Tuesday December 15th from 3:30- 5:00 pm.  The first meeting to evaluate the proposals by Cascade Housing Association and Cornerstone Community Housing will be held virtually.  Zoom  Meeting ID 912 2080 6370 and Passcode Housing20.  
  • Thursday December 17th from 3:30- 5:00 pm.  The second meeting to evaluate the proposals DevNW and Homes for Good will be held virtually.  Zoom  Meeting ID 993 5551 0747 and Passcode Housing20.  

Written comments will be accepted until 12:00 noon on December 15th.   For more information email Ellen Meyi-Galloway.