Affordable Housing Trust Fund Request for Proposals

2022 AHTF Proposals 

The City of Eugene has received two proposals through the annual Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Request for Proposal Process (RFP):

The proposals were reviewed in April by staff and the Evaluation Committee, a sub-committee of the AHTF Advisory Committee (AHTF-AC). The full AHTF-AC considered the proposals and made a recommendation to staff. The Eugene City Council will make the final funding decision.  The City Council is scheduled to consider this year's funding at their May 23, 7:30 p.m. meeting

The AHTF supports the creation of local, innovative housing projects that are affordable to people with lower and moderate incomes. The AHTF is a local source of funding generated by a 0.5% construction excise tax on new construction in Eugene. Each year, the City releases a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the funds based on criteria developed by the AHTF Advisory Committee. The Request for Proposals is an open, competitive process. This year, just over $1.1 million in AHTF are available for innovative local housing projects through the AHTF RFP.

Overview of 2022 RFP

The application period for the 2022 Affordable Housing Trust Fund was from January 20, 2022 - to March 17, 2022. The Evaluation Committee and the AHTF-Advisory Committee (AHTF-AC) will score and rank submitted proposals in April. The scores and ranking(s) will be presented to the Eugene City Council, who will make final decisions for AHTF funding.  

Resources available

The amount of AHTF funds available is $1,111,000.  

Funding Priorities

AHTF resources available through this RFP will be prioritized for the 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 historically underserved communities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) populations, and high priority special needs populations as outlined in the 2020 Consolidated Plan.  It is preferred that proposals request $370,000 or less per proposal and commit to maintaining affordability longer than the required 20-year period.

2021 RFP results

Three proposals were submitted for the 2021 AHTF RFP. Council selected The Grove on Garden Way proposal.  

  • 158 Garden Way – 122 one, two, three, and four-bedroom units in the Harlow neighborhood targeted to households earning no more than 60% of area median income (AMI).
    Rendering of The Grove on Garden Way affordable housing development