Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee

Help Create More Affordable Housing in Eugene

Apply to join the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee - Applications open through Jan 31, 2021

The Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee is seeking a member representing housing and population advocates (such as housing consumers, Human Rights Commission members, or housing advocates).

The objective of the committee is to advise City of Eugene staff on:

  • Development of goals, resource allocation, and programs related to the use of monies in the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF).
  • Specific project proposals to be supported by Affordable Housing Trust Fund resources.

Overall committee membership consists of nine members, representing a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds. Three members will be at-large; three members with planning, housing development, or other related experience (such as mortgage lender, home builder, realtor); and three members will include housing and population advocates (such as housing consumer, Human Rights Commission member, or housing advocate). Some members may represent multiple perspectives, depending on their backgrounds.

The committee meets four times a year (twice in the spring, twice in the fall) with additional meetings scheduled as needed.

Below is information about the Construction Excise tax, the advisory committee, and the application:

Applications are being accepted January 4, 2022 – January 31, 2022. For questions, please contact Laura Hammond (541-682-5416).

Role of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee

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

  • Development of goals, resource allocation, and programs related to the use of monies in the  Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF)
  • 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:

  • Expand the supply of new affordable housing
  • Direct assistance to renters and homebuyers

Upcoming Meetings


More information to come.


Meeting Information

Information about the next meeting will be posted when it becomes be available. Previous Affordable Housing Trust Fund work plans, agendas, and meeting materials may be found in the folders below by year.


2019      2020      2021


Recorded meetings that are available:

October 28, 2021 (Password: h64s@YYt)

November 18, 2021 (Password: F+5r0%Jt)

December 16, 2021 (Password: qi2X^?d^)

Committee Members

  • Sarah Pishioneri 
  • Scott Rogers (Chair)
  • John Barofsky
  • Isaac Judd
  • Pete Knox (Co-Chair)
  • Kaarin Knudson
  • Carmel Perez Snyder
  • Jason Lear

If you would like to be kept informed about the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, please sign up to join the list for interested parties. Information including notifications of meetings, events, committee recruitment, and participation opportunities will be delivered to your inbox.


Resources

July 12, 2021 City County Work Session

2021 Program Review for Construction Excise Tax / Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Memo, presentation, and recorded webcast


July 27, 2020, City Council Work Session

Proposed Use of Affordable Housing Trust Fund Resources

Agenda Item Summary  and recorded webcast 


April 15, 2020, City Council Work Session

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Resources - Allocation Options

Agenda Item Summary, presentation, and recorded webcast 


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. 

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Contact Us

  1. Community Development

    Laura Hammond

    Housing Tools Analyst

    99 W. 10th Ave.

    Eugene, OR 97401