Affordable Housing Trust Fund Request for Proposals

2023 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Affordable Housing Development

The City of Eugene invites proposals for the development of housing affordable to low and moderate-income households.  Resources offered through this Request for Proposals (RFP) are Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF) generated by the City of Eugene’s Construction Excise Tax.  

Resources available

The amount of AHTF funds available is $1,257,612.

Application process

Please submit a letter of intent to apply by Thursday, February 2, 2023, describing the potential site and proposed uses of funds.  This will help us plan for evaluating proposals.   

 Completed applications are due Thursday, March 2, 2023, no later than 12:00 pm (noon). Proposals must be received by the application deadline and contain all required components to be eligible for review.  

 This RFP is an open, competitive process to award available resources based upon satisfaction of the described criteria.  Submission of a proposal does not guarantee funding.  

 An Evaluation Committee and the AHTF-Advisory Committee (AHTF-AC) will score and rank proposals. The scores and ranking(s) will be presented to the Eugene City Council, who will make final decisions for AHTF funding.  

Funding Priorities

AHTF resources available through this RFP will be prioritized for creation of housing demonstrating significant innovation or benefit through the project design, financing, or management structure (examples include cooperatives, community land trusts, shared equity homeownership, Single Resident Occupancy shared housing, multi-generational housing, and more.) Proposals will be accepted that include at least 4 dwellings.  

 Additional priorities are for proposals designed to transition people out of homelessness; projects serving populations disproportionately impacted by housing cost burden and historically excluded from housing opportunities such as BIPOC and LGBTQI+ residents/communities, and high priority special needs populations as outlined in the 2020 Consolidated Plan.  It is preferred that proposals include more than 5% of units for people with mobility challenges and commit to maintaining affordability longer than the required 20-year period.

Application Materials

Request for Proposals Document (PDF)

Application for Affordable Housing Trust Funds (Word Document)

Pro Forma (Excel Spreadsheet)

2022 AHTF Awards

The Eugene City Council approved the use of Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF) to support two low-income housing projects that applied for the funds earlier this year.
Top drawing of Peace Village tiny homes along River Road, bottom drawing of Green Lane building

  • $670,000 was awarded to SquareOne Villages for Peace Village, a new development of 70 owner-occupied tiny homes for low-income households located on River Road. The project combines the use of a community land trust with a limited equity cooperative housing model. SquareOne retains ownership of land to preserve long-term affordability and residents collectively own their housing and build equity over time. The tiny homes will be built on property that was previously owned by Peace Presbyterian Church. The existing church buildings will also be used as common facilities with community kitchen, meeting and administrative space, and laundry. Construction is expected to begin later this year.
  • $350,000 was awarded to St. Vincent De Paul Society of Lane County, Inc. (SVdP) for Green Lane Veteran’s Housing, a new development of 10 units of transitional housing for veterans experiencing homelessness on Green Lane. The project is a partnership with the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs Grant and Per Diem Program. On-site resident services, including case management, will be included as part of the project with the goal of connecting residents to services and benefits, increasing incomes and supporting the transition to permanent, stable housing. Construction is expected to begin next year.

SquareOne and Saint Vincent De Paul applied for the AHTF through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process.