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Urban Development Department   

Mission

To provide for the sustainable expansion of the community's prosperity, measured in terms of jobs and income growth, economic and human development, education, health, and environmental sustainability. 

Urban Development administers and oversees a variety of programs and services aimed at strengthening Salem’s economy including Salem's seven urban renewal areas.  In addition, the Department provides loans and grants to finance activities that create emergency, transitional and permanent affordable rental housing for low and moderate income families in Salem and Keizer; allocates funds to non-profits to provide emergency services to homeless and families at-risk of being homeless; facilitates economic opportunities and reinvestment; invests in economic empowerment for individual prosperity and small business growth; issues commercial loan and grant programs; performs real property management, acquisition, sales and leasing services for the City; manages downtown parking services and revitalization; manages Salem's Municipal Airport; and functions as the liaison to community organizations, businesses, and City Council and Agency Board appointed advisory groups.

Fairview Pilot Loan Program
Innovative loan program fosters small business growth to create local jobs.

 Divisions

Director's Office
Oversees Urban Development Department operations.

Downtown Revitalization
Leverages the City's resources to improve and maintain the vitality and prosperity of the downtown core. Includes Parking Services. 

Economic Development
Facilitates economic opportunities and private investment by attracting prevailing wage employment and creating awareness of development programs, services and incentives. Includes Airport.

Salem Housing Authority  
Administers programs serving low income residents of Salem and Keizer. Included Federal Programs. 

Real Property Services
Manages leases, acquisitions, and sales of City and Urban Renewal Agency property.

 Financial Resources

Financial Resources

Loan and grant information for Urban Renewal Areas along with tax exemption information.

 Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal Areas    

The Urban Development Department of Salem, Oregon, oversees seven designated urban renewal areas.

 

Urban Renewal Agency

The Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Salem is a separate municipal corporation responsible for governing Salem's urban renewal areas.

 Boards & Committees

Boards & Committees

Department Boards, Committees, and Commissions.

 Contact Us

Contacts

Urban Development phone, e-mail and FAX numbers.

 News & Links

News & Links of Interest

Press releases, Urban Development Quarterly newsletter, and essential links.

 Projects

Department Projects

View past and present projects. From the Downtown Inventory, to the Salem Renewable Energy and Technology Center.

 

Sustainable Cities Initiative

Salem was selected as the UO Sustainable Cities Initiative focus city for the 2010-11 academic year.

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