Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee

Role of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee

The Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee is to advise City of Eugene staff on:

  • Development of goals and programs related to the use of Affordable Housing Trust Fund resources
  • Allocation of Affordable Housing Trust Fund resources
  • Review of specific project proposals to be supported by the Affordable Housing Trust Fund resources

The Advisory Committee will work on the goals set within the City Ordinance. Potential focus areas include:

  • Expland the supply of new affordable housing
  • Preserve existing affordable housing
  • Direct assistance to renters and homebusyers
  • Recommendations that emergy from the Housing Tools and Strategies process, the Conolidated Plan, and lessons from other jurisdictions.

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee

Recruitment is underway for a citizen advisory committee that will advise on the use of Affordable Housing Trust Fund resources.  The committee will advise staff of the development and goals related to programs, the allocation of resources among programs, and the selection of specific projects. This new committee will consist of nine members, including three at-large, three from the private sector, and three housing and population advocates, representing a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds. Meetings are likely to occur up to twice a month the first year, and then monthly during the second year. It is anticipated that funds will be allocated to housing programs and projects starting in early 2020. For more information, contact Stephanie Jennings at 541-682-5529.


Applications are being accepted August 9 - September 6, 2019.


Please review the following resources before applying to the committee:

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee - Application


Meeting Information

Meeting information will be posted once the meetings are scheduled. It is anticipated that beginning at the end of September, meetings will be held twice monthly, 1 1/2 to 2 hours in length. Meeting materials will be posted on this page.

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Resources

July 24, 2019, City Council Work Session

CET Implementation and Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Next Steps

Agenda Item Summary, presentation, and recorded webcast


Construction Excise Tax Information Sheet

Construction Excise Tax Exemption Form

Building Fees, including Construction Excise Tax


May 28, 2019,  Eugene City Council passed Ordinance No. 20609, establishing the Construction Excise Tax in Eugene.


April 8, 2019, City Council Meeting

Ordinance Concerning Construction Excise Tax

Agenda Item Summary and link to the recorded webcast


February 19, 2019, City Council Public Hearing

Construction Excise Tax

Agenda Item Summary and link to the recorded webcast


January 14, 2019, City Council Work Session

Housing Tools and Strategies, Construction Excise Tax

Agenda Item Summary and link to the recorded webcast


April 9, 2018, Eugene City Council Work Session

Local Options for Affordable Housing Funding Through Senate Bill 1533

Agenda Item Summary, (Attachment A - SB 1533, Attachment B - HPB CET Recommendation, Attachment C - City of Eugene Housing Initiatives)

Affordable Housing Trust Fund (PowerPoint Presentation)


The Housing Tools & Strategies initiative contributes to increasing housing affordability, availability, and diversity of type. Find out more by clicking here.

HTS for web