Community Development

What We Do

The Community Development team is committed to making Eugene a better place to live and work. The division works towards the achievement of this general goal through an array of programs focused on more specific goals, including: 

  • Affordable rental housing development and housing repair (HOME)
  • Downtown planning and improvement
  • Economic stability through living-wage job creation
  • Managing federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) activities

Whiteaker Head Start Center Environmental Review

The public comment period of the executed Environmental Review for the Whiteaker Head Start Center project is underway. A legal ad was posted in the Register Guard on January 26, 2023. Public comments will be accepted until February 2, 2023 at 5:00pm. For additional information or to submit comments, please contact Jackie Dowell ( Comments can also be mailed or delivered to the following: Jackie Dowell, Community Development Division, City of Eugene, 99 West 10th Ave, Eugene OR 97401.

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Request for Proposals Open

The 2023 Request for Proposals for Affordable Housing Trust Funds is now open. To support the creation of local, innovative housing projects that are affordable to people with lower and moderate incomes the City of Eugene is seeking proposals for the use of $1.2 million in Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF).

HUD approved the Eugene-Springfield HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

In August HUD approved the HOME Consortium's HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, which details the use of new federal funds provided to Eugene and Springfield through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  For more information please see the HOME-ARP webpage.

Affordable Housing Request for Proposals now open

The Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium received two proposals to build new housing for low-income renters through the 2022 Housing Request for Proposals (RFP) . For more information please see the Housing Development website.