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.

2018 Housing Request for Proposals

The cities of Eugene and Springfield offered federal HOME Investment Partnership program funds and other resources for affordable housing through the Housing RFP. The City of Eugene offered a city-owned property at 1505-1525 River Road through the RFP. The proposals were reviewed and scored by an Evaluation Committee in December 2018.

Eugene HOME Applications

Eugene City Council voted on January 14th to award the city owned property to the River Road Affordable Housing development proposed by St. Vincent de Paul.  Council also awarded $150,466 in Low-Income Housing Funds to the Commons on MLK proposal from Homes for Good Housing Agency.  The Eugene-Springfield Governing Board met January 29th to award HOME funds to these two project proposals in Eugene.  Please click on the links below to see the proposals.

  • Homes for Good Housing Agency was awarded $900,000 ($749,534 in HOME funds and $150,466 in Low-Income Housing Funds) to build 51 units for permanent supportive housing for households experiencing homelessness in the Harlow Neighborhood at 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Eugene. 
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc. was awarded the city-owned property at 1525 River Road and $725,000 in HOME funds to build 53 units targeted to very low and extremely low income households including units set aside for victims of domestic violence.

Springfield HOME Application

The Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium Governing Board met April 16 and awarded HOME funds to a Homes for Good proposal in Springfield.  Please click on the link below to see the proposal.

  • Homes for Good Housing Agency has requested $750,000 to build 70 units at 1975 5th Street in Springfield to be targeted to very low and extremely low income households including units for persons with HIV/AIDS and other special needs populations.

For more information, call 541-682-5532 or email Ellen Meyi-Galloway.