SDC Exemption Request for Proposals

FY23 Request for Proposals (RFP) for SDC Exemptions for Affordable Housing 

The City of Eugene invites proposals for the development or preservation of rental and homeownership housing affordable to low-income households.  Resources offered through this Request for Proposals (RFP) include local Systems Development Charge (SDC) Exemptions.  


The SDC exemptions can be used for rental housing targeted to households earning 60% of the area median income (AMI) or below; or for homeownership housing targeted to households earning 80% AMI or below. Permanent housing and transitional housing developments are eligible, not temporary or emergency shelters.   Proposed projects must be located within the city limits of Eugene.  

Resources available

The total amount of SDC Exemptions available is approximately $733,180. 

  • $366,590 available for the rental housing development category
  • $366,590 available for the homeownership development category.   

 If the proposals awarded in one category do not use all the exemptions available for that category, the remaining SDC exemptions will be awarded in the other category.  


Application process

Completed applications are due April 26, 2023, no later than 5:00 pm. Proposals must be received by the application deadline, contain all required components, and propose using the resources for low-income housing to be eligible for review.  

The City will accept applications from public agencies, private/for-profit, and non-profit developers.  Submission of a proposal does not guarantee funding.  

This RFP is an open, competitive process to award the resources based on satisfaction of the described criteria.


Funding Priorities

Applications will be prioritized by the following:

  1. Proposals with the highest percentage of units serving the lowest income households in their category (rental or homeownership). 
  2. Proposals that provide more than 5% of units to be accessible for people with physical disabilities.
  3. Proposals that commit to longer affordability periods than the minimum 5 years.
  4. Proposals with the most units within their category (rental or homeownership).
  5. Proposals provide housing affordable to low-income households in higher-income census tracts to support diverse housing opportunities

Application Materials

Request for Proposals and Application (MS Word)