Housing Programs & Community Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Building, affordable housing in Downtown SpringfieldWelcome to the City of Springfield's Housing and Community Development website. Below you will find general information about the City's housing programs and community development activities. If you are interested in finding out more about a specific program or activity, you can access webpages associated with that program or activity by clicking on any of the active links. If you are looking for specific housing and community development related forms or publications, please use the "forms and publications" link near the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions or comments about the information contained in the Housing Programs and Community Development webpages, please contact the Housing Programs staff at (541) 726-2358. Thank you for your interest.

 

 

Housing and CD News and Notices

 

FY2013 CDBG and HOME Programs Application

The City of Springfield is seeking to allocate approximately $214,140 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and $255,492 of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds to elilgible community development and housing related projects and activities.  The application process is open to private and public non-profits, private developers and businesses and governmental agencies.  All applications must provide a community benefit and meet one or more funding priority or preference.  Funding priorities and preferences are described in the application packet.  Completed applications are due back to the City no later than 5pm on March 15, 2013.

 

FY2011/2012 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

2011/12 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

This CAPER is the second in a series of five annual reports for activities undertaken to address housing and community needs described in the Eugene-Springfield 2010 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is an inter-jurisdictional effort to identify needs and formulate a five-year strategic plan with objectives and outcomes that address needs for housing, homeless, and community development. The Consolidate Plan covers the period beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2015. This CAPER reports on activities for the first year of the five-year period (July 1, 2011 thru June 30, 2012).

 

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NEDCO Opens Downtown Springfield Business Incubator

With help from the City of Springfield, NEDCO is now accepting applications for its new "Downtown Springfield Business Incubator" which is intended to assist in the successful development of small micro-entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services. The DSBI is located in the historic NEDCO Building at 216 Main Street. for more information about the DSBI and how to apply, click on the link below:

NEDCO DSBI Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Programs and Services

 

 

Emergency Home Repair Program. This program provides up to $2,000 as a grant over a five year period for urgent home repairs that will enhance health, safety or accessibility. An affordable duplex in the Ash Meadows subdivision

Springfield Home Ownership Program. The SHOP provides up to $7,000 toward down payment or closing costs for eligible first time homebuyers.  Funds are limited and are available by reservation.  The SHOP reservation form can be found here.

 

Springfield Home Improvement Program. The SHIP provides no interest, deferred-payment loans up to $18,600 for eligible substantial home repairs. Funds are currently available to income-qualified homeowners.
The CHORE Program. This program provides up to $250 per year toward home and yard maintenance for qualified low-income senior and disabled homeowners.  As a result of reductions to the federal budget, all funding for the CHORE program has been exhausted. 
Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This program provides one-time emergency assistance to Springfield residents facing eviction for non-payment of rent. Households must meet strict eligibility requirements. For more information about this program, please call (541) 726-2358.  As a result of reductions to the federal budget, all funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program has been exhausted. 
HUD Income Limits.  Many HUD funded programs and projects are eligible only to persons that fall below certain income levels.  This table provides the most current income limits for the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
Fair Housing Services and 24 Hour Hotline. 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.

 

 

Community Development

 

Community Development Funds. The City of Springfield uses federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to assist with affordable housing projects, 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. 

Map of Springfield Low and Moderate Income Census Tracts. This map shows the Low and Moderate Income (LMI) census tracts in the City of Springfield as determined by data collected from the 2000 US Census.

Downtown Redevelopment Area. The central district of Springfield's downtown has been designated as a redevelopment area by HUD. This designation allows the City to invest CDBG funds in projects that reduce or eliminate blighted conditions.

Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). This volunteer committee is appointed by the Springfield City Council to provide a means of citizen involvement in an advisory capacity to the Council in policy decisions regarding the City's housing and community development needs. One of the primary functions of the CDAC is to review proposals for CDBG and HOME programs funding, and make recommendations to the Council for final action. The CDAC is comprised of a representative of the Council, a representative of the Springfield Planning Commission and six at large members from the community. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the CDAC, please contact the Housing Programs staff at (541) 726-2358.

Vertical Housing Development Zone (VHDZ). The City created a VHDZ in the downtown commercial district to encourage the construction of mixed-use projects comprised of commercial space at street level and housing above. The VHDZ is a State program that provides partial property tax exemptions for eligible projects.

The Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan 2010-2015 is a document that municipalities such as Springfield and Eugene must submit to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive federal community development funds. This five-year strategic plan helps the City of Springfield to select the projects and activities that are supported with HUD funds. This plan is amended each year through the submission of a One-Year Action Plan. The current Consolidated Plan is effective during the period beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2015.

Eugene-Springfield One Year Action Plan 2012-2013. The current One Year Action Plan was adopted by the cities of Eugene and Springfield in May, 2012. The Action Plan describes the activities that the City plans to support with community development funds. The Action Plan covers the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. 

 

 

 

The City of Springfield does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, race, sex, color, marital status, familial status (family with children), national origin, religion or handicap.

 

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Springfield Housing and Community Development Forms and Publications

 

 

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