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CDBG Quick Guide 

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The City of Salem receives CDBG and HOME funds annually from HUD whose mission is to, "end homelessness, support community development, job creation and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination."  The City must prepare two documents: the Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan.  Both these 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. 

The CDBG Program and HOME are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They provide eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties with annual grants to be used for homelessness, to expand economic opportunities, neighborhood revitalizaiton, affordable housing, and/or improve community facilities and services.   

HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) HOME Investment Partnership program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program provides formula grants that communities use-often in partnership with local nonprofit groups-to fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people.  HOME is designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. 

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 highest need.

The City moved to a web based application process:   
Attachments can be found at:


City Boards involved in CDBG, HOME, and Social Services Programs and Projects


Rena Peck                                          Laura Walker
Federal Programs Manager           or        Federal Programs Project Coordinator
2446                                       503.540.2405                                   



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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

2014-2015 Annual Action Plan
2014-2015 Annual Action PlanNew

2012--2013 Consolidate Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
2012‐2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

2009-2013 Consolidated Plan
The City of Salem's
2009-2013 Consolidated 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 End homelessness   
  • Goal 2 Promote Community/Economic Development
  • Goal 3 Provide Affordable Housing
  • Goal 4 Revitalize Low-income Neighborhoods

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
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.

Citizen Participation Plan
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.

Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA)
As part of the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan, the City is designating sections of Salem as Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas.  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. 


2014-2015 Programs
In 2014-2015 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.

   Tenant Based Rental Assistance
   Sponsor: Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network
   Telephone number: 503.370.9752
   Description: Provides rental assistance to very low income homeless families with children.

   Micro Enterprise Program
   Sponsor: MERIT   
   Telephone number:
   Description: Provides services in both English and Spanish to low-income 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 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   
Emergency one month rental assistance provided to very low income families
   in the City of Salem.

   Public Services
City of Salem, Urban Development Department
   Telephone number:  503.588.6178
   Description:   Assistance provided to very low income families through the Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Services, 
Northwest Human Services HOST Program, Marion-Polk Food ShareNorthwest Human Service Crisis Center
   Mano a Mano, Congregations Helping PeopleSaint Francis Shelter, Home Youth Resources
   Salem Interfaith Hospitability Network, and Women at the Well Grace House.  

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