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Federal Programs Section

The Federal Programs Section provides oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) entitlement funding the City receives on an annual basis.   

HUD provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties with these annual grants to be used for homelessness, and to expand economic opportunities, neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing free from discrimination, and/or improve community facilities and services.   

 Award Requirements

The City must prepare two documents: the Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan.  Both documents outline the Plan priorities and how the City intends to allocate the federal allocation.   

The follow-up report for these plans is called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which is also prepared by the City.  This report speaks to the City’s accomplishments, for that reporting year, as it relates to the five year consolidated plan. 211

Social Services

The City provides both CDBG and General Fund awards to local non-profits that provide emergency or essential services to the most vulnerable populations with the highest need.  This assistance comes in a variety of ways, from one-time rental assistance, to help with the cost of prescriptions.  If you, or someone you know, may need assistance, please contact a funded agency located in the Programs tab below or call 2-1-1.        Fair Housing Rights and Laws        




Community Development
Block Grant Program

The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable urban communities.




HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)

The HOME Program provides grants to fund a wide range of activities.


 Application Cycle

Application Cycle

The City of Salem Urban Development Department 2017-2018 program year application cycle ended December 12, 2016.  The 2018-2019 application cycle will open in November 2017. Special consideration may be given to projects or programs aligned with the following 2015-2019 priority goals:    

  • Promote Economic Development,
  • End Homelessness,
  • Expand Affordable Housing, and
  • Neighborhood Revitalization.
  • Mandatory application training for the 2016-2017 application cycle.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ 2016-17 Application Cycle

The City of Salem Urban Development Department is currently accepting Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Social Service applications for the 2016-2017 program year.  The application cycle opened November 2, 2015 and will close at 4 p.m. on December 11, 2015. Special consideration may be given to projects or programs aligned with the following 2015-2019 priority goals:  

  1. Promote Economic Development,
  2. End Homelessness,
  3. Expand Affordable Housing, and
  4. Neighborhood Revitalization.

Mandatory application training for the 2016-2017 application cycle.


City Commission involved in CDBG, HOME, and Social Services Programs and Projects:

Salem Urban Development, Community Services and Housing Commission (CSHC)

Serves in an advisory capacity regarding the City's five-year strategic plan for CDBG, HOME and other HUD grant programs; funding allocations of CDBG, HOME and social services general fund; recommendations to City Council that meet identified economic development, homelessness and social services needs, affordable housing and revitalization in the community; facilitate the exchange of information to foster coordination of various partners in the community. 

This Commission replaced: the Social Services Advisory Board and the Housing and Urban Development Advisory Committee September 2015


Laura Walker
Federal Programs Project Coordinator



Federal Programs Forms are available for program use.

 Loan Subordination

Loan Subordination Information

Upon the City receiving all supporting documentation, a minimum of 21 business days may be required for processing. The City will not begin the review process until all required documents (listed above) are received. Failure to submit a complete packet can delay the review. The City will process all requests as quickly as possible and is unable to make exceptions to the time requirements.


Google Earth Map of Salem-Keizer, OR
  1. Download "Google Earth" first at  www.google.com/earth/index.html
  2. Click on this link which will open a Zip file
  3. Save the KMZ Zip file to your computer desktop;
  4. Double Click the Zip file to open.

Salem Low-income Areas Map
City of Salem Neighborhoods, Low-Moderate Income Analysis

Salem and Vicinity Map
Map of City of Salem and Urban Growth Boundary. 

Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area

 Plan Information

Annual Action Plan - 2017
The DRAFT 2017 Annual Action Plan and Appendices outlines the projects and/or programs awarded CDBG or HOME funds for various activities benefiting the low to moderate income individuals and families living in Salem and Keizer. The activities include, but are not limited to, microenterprise development, job creation, and affordable housing rehabilitation or direct rental assistance.   

Annual Action Plan - 2016
The 2016 Annual Plan , Appendices, and all comments with responses was approved by the City Council and submitted to HUD May 15, 2016. The Action Plan outlines the projects and/or programs awarded CDBG or HOME funds for various activities benefiting the low to moderate income individuals and families living in Salem and Keizer. The activities include, but are not limited to, microenterprise development, job creation, and affordable housing rehabilitation or direct rental assistance.

Special consideration may be given to projects or programs aligned with the following 2015-2019 priority goals:

  • Promote Economic Development
  • End Homelessness
  • Expand Affordable Housing
  • Neighborhood Revitalization

2017-2018 Training Manual

Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan      
The City of Salem's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Annual Action Plan identifies the priority needs of the Salem and Keizer area. These priorities impact the preservation of affordable housing to low and very low-income neighborhoods within Salem and Keizer.  The Consolidated Plan has identified primary goals for allocating CDBG and HOME funds.  Summary of goals:

  • Goal 1 Promote Economic Development  
  • Goal 2 End Homelessness   
  • Goal 3 Expand Affordable Housing
  • Goal 4 Neighborhood Revitalization

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The City has established a vigorous performance measurement system to review the outcomes of all programs funded with CDBG and HOME funds provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) documents accomplishments of CDBG and HOME program investments in the City. The CAPER presents information to assist citizens in the evaluation of the City’s performance in meeting goals of the Consolidated Plan and subsequently the Annual Action Plan.

The 2015-2016 CAPER reports the City's accomplishments by using CDBG and HOME funding to benefit the low - moderate income households within the City. Unique Appendices 

Citizen Participation Plan
The 2015-2019 Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) provides for and encourages citizens of Salem and Keizer to participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the City's Housing and Community Development Plans and Programs. The CPP lays out processes for public comments and evaluation of proposed projects that use CDBG and HOME dollars.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
The 2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI). This AI reviews the community’s laws, administrative procedures, and other practices that have an effect of restricting the housing choice of residents of Salem and Keizer.

Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA)
As part of the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan, the City is designating sections of Salem as 2015 Updated Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSA).  Communities designated as NRSA's are offered enhanced flexibility in undertaking community economic development, housing, and public service activities with CDBG funds.  The NRSA includes sections of SESNA, North East Neighbors, Grant, Highland, and Central Salem Neighborhoods. 

Mid Willamette Homeless Initiative

Housing First

Continuum of Care
Rural Oregon Continuum of Care (ROCC)


2016-2017 Programs 
Federal Programs received a number of applications for a variety of activities.  Below are some of the programs for those with low to moderate income (LMI) administered through local sponsors:

   Security Deposit Program
   Subrecipient: Salem Housing Authority
   Telephone number:  503.588.6368
   Description: Assistance provided to LMI families to help pay security 
   deposits in the Salem/Keizer area.

   Tenant Based Rental Assistance
   Subrecipient: Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network
   Telephone number: 503.370.9752
   Description: Provides rental assistance to LMI homeless families with children.

   Micro Enterprise Program
   Subrecipient: MERIT   
   Telephone number:
   Description: Provides services in both English and Spanish to LMI qualified microenterprises
   or future entrepreneurs located within the City of Salem.

   Latino Microenterprise Program
Interface Network, Inc.
   Telephone number:  503.365.0088
   Description:  Microenterprise services in both English and Spanish to LMI qualified
   microenterprises or future entrepreneurs located within the City of Salem. 

   Interim Housing Assistance
Subrecipient::  Congregations Helping People
   Telephone number:  503.391.4365   
Emergency one month rental assistance provided to LMI families
   in the City of Salem.

   Job Savers Program
   Subrecipient: MERIT  
   Telephone number: 503.588.6368 

   Description: Job training program for LMI households in welding

   Garten Job Training
   Subrecipient: Garten Services, Inc.
   Description:  Job training program for the new facility.

   Micro Loan Program
   Subrecipient: Community Lending Works
   Description: Micro loan program for small business development. 

   Public Services
   Subrecipient:  City of Salem, Urban Development Department
   Telephone number:  503.588.6178
   Description:   Assistance provided to very low income families through the Center for Hope and Safety
Northwest Human Services HOST Program, Marion-Polk Food ShareNorthwest Human Service Crisis Hotline
Mano a Mano, Congregations Helping PeopleSaint Francis Shelter, Home Youth Resources, and 
Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network.  

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