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The City of Springfield uses Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist with affordable housing development, housing-related services, neighborhood revitalization, public improvements, and downtown redevelopment activities.  The primary purpose of the CDBG and HOME programs is to benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Springfield’s CDBG program is planned and conducted so that each project or activity meets at least one of the three national CDBG program objectives: benefits low- and moderate income persons; prevents or eliminates slums and blight; and meets an urgent need posing a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available. Springfield invests CDBG funds in the areas of children and youth, disabled and elderly, at-risk populations, support to social services, job creation, and housing assistance. The Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium program is planned and conducted so that each project or activity provides decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income and special needs populations. Go to the Housing Programs page for more details.

The Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan is a document that Eugene and Springfield must submit to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to be eligible to receive federal housing and community development funds like CDBG and HOME.  This five-year strategic plan helps the Cities select the projects and activities they supports with HUD funds. The 2015 Consolidated Plan is effective from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020.  For comprehensive information regarding the Consolidated Plan, please visit the joint Consolidated Plan page on the City of Eugene's website.

News and Notices:

The City of Springfield’s DRAFT FY2017/18 CDBG One-Year Action Plan (OYAP) and Proposed Substantial Amendments to prior year CDBG Action Plans are now available for public comment. The OYAP allocates CDGB funds toward affordable housing and community development strategies in our community. This year’s proposed OYAP is the third year of the 5 year Consolidated Plan.

A 30-day written comment period on the proposed allocation of FY 2017-18 CDBG funds and amendments to prior year CDBG Action Plans will open on February 15, 2017 and will close on March 17th, 2017. Recommendations for allocation of the CDBG funds in the Eugene-Springfield 2017-18 One Year Action Plan, and amendments to prior year CDBG Action Plans, will be presented to the Springfield City Council for approval on May 1, 2017. The combined Eugene-Springfield FY 2017-18 One Year Action Plan must be submitted to HUD by May 15, 2017.
Written comments on these proposals may be submitted until 5pm on Friday, March 17, 2017 to the following:

Erin Fifield
City of Springfield
Development and Public Works
225 Fifth Street
Springfield, Oregon 97477

If you have any questions, please call (541) 726-2302, or email:  efifield@springfield-or.gov.

The proposals may also be reviewed in person at City Hall.

Public Hearing: The City of Springfield’s Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) will hold two public hearings on Thursday, March 16, 2017 to receive written and oral testimony on the City’s proposed use of FY 2017-18 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, as well as the City’s proposed amendments to prior year CDBG Action Plans.

The public hearings will be at 5:30pm in the Jesse Maine Room in Springfield City Hall located at 225 Fifth Street in Springfield, Oregon. The CDAC will consider any written comments and oral testimony regarding the use of funds at the public hearing. The CDAC will then recommend to the Springfield City Council funding allocations for the City of Springfield’s FY 2017-18 CDBG program for inclusion in the Eugene-Springfield 2017-18 One Year Action Plan, and proposed amendments to prior year CDBG Action Plans.

Contact Us:

For questions regarding Springfield’s Housing Programs:
Penny Olsen, Housing Programs Assistant
541-726-2358
polsen@springfield-or.gov

For questions regarding Springfield's CDBG program:
Erin Fifield, Community Development Analyst
541-726-2302
efifield@springfield-or.gov

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) provides fair housing services and responds to questions and complaints having to do with housing discrimination.  If you feel that you have been discriminated against in seeking or maintaining housing, please contact the FHCO at 1-800-424-3247 or visit their website at www.fhco.org.

 

The City of Springfield does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, race, sex, color, marital status, familial status, national origin, religion or disability.

 

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