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CDBG AND HOME
The City of Salem receives CDBG, HOME, and Social Service funds annually and awards funding through an annual competitive application process. 

The City of Salem's 2014 Draft Annual Plan is available for comments. The comment period closes on April 24th @ 4:00pm.  Please forward all questions or comments to Rena Peck, 503.540.2446 rpeck@cityofsalem.net or Laura Walker, 503.540.2405 lwalker@cityofsalem.net .

The City of Salem Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, and Social Services program accepted applications for the 2014 funding cycle and recommendations for allocations have been submitted.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and are authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Funds are for the 2014 Program Year, beginning July 1, 2014, but may not be available until August/September.

The purpose of the CDBG Program is to benefit low to moderate-income households by funding projects that revitalize neighborhoods, increase affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services.

The HOME Investment Partnerships program funds a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people.

The Social Service funding is awarded through the City's budget process with funds being available July 1, 2014.  The funds are used for the most vulnerable populations with the hightest need.

The City has moved to a web based application parocess available through www.salemgrants.org.   
Attachments can be found at:
http://www.cityofsalem.net/ProgramForms.

Training Documents:  Materials presented in December 2013 to those wishing to apply for funding during the 2014-15 Plan Year are included below:

For any additional technical assistance please contact:
Rena Peck 503.540.2446
Laura Walker 503.540.2405

Housing and Urban Development Advisory Committee (HUDAC) 
Federal Programs administers the City of Salem’s federal allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs.  CDBG and HOME funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund housing activities, community development projects, economic development projects, and public improvements for the benefit of low to moderate-income individuals, families and communities.


2013-2014 Programs
In 2013-2014 Federal Programs received a number of applications for a variety of activities.  Below are some of the programs administered through local sponsors:

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

   Tenant Based Rental Assistance
   Sponsor:  Oregon Health Authority
   Telephone number: 971.673.0159
   Description:  Program provides very low income households living with AIDS/HIV with rental assistance.

   Micro Enterprise Program
   Sponsor: MERIT    Telephone number: 503.588.6368
   Description: Provides services to low-income qualified microenterprises or future
   entrepreneurs located within the City of Salem.
   Visit: http://www.merit-microenterprise.org/  for additional information.

   Latino Microenterprise Program
   Sponsor: 
Interface Network, Inc.
   Telephone number:  503.365.0088
   Description:  Microenterprise services to low-income qualified microenterprises or
   future entrepreneurs located within the City of Salem. 

   Interim Housing Assistance
  
Sponsor:  Congregations Helping People
   Telephone number:  503.391.4365   
   Description:
Emergency one month rental assistance provided to very low income families
   in the City of Salem.

   Public Services
   Sponsor: 
City of Salem, Urban Development Department
   Telephone number:  503.588.6178
   Description:   Assistance provided to very low income families through the Women’s Crisis
   Services, YWCA Salem Outreach Shelter, HOST Program, Marion-Polk Food Share,
   NW Human Service Crisis Center, Mano a Mano, Congregations Helping People, 
   Saint Francis Shelter, HOME Youth Resources, and Salem Interfaith Hospitability Network. 

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