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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.
2014-2015 CDBG/HOME Application Cycle
2014-2015 Application Cycle Calendar
Starts November 18, 2013
Closes January 6, 2014 @ 4pm
The City of Salem is now accepting Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, and Social Services program applications for the 2014 funding cycle. There is an estimated $2,281,859 available. However, please note this amount is subject to change. The 2014 federal budget has not passed and we have not yet received any indication as to the funding amounts.
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 moved to a web based application and it is available through www.salemgrants.org.
Attachments can be found at: http://www.cityofsalem.net/ProgramForms.
The City will hold two technical assistance workshops:
December 11th @ 9:30am, 350 Commercial St. SE
December 12th @ 1:30pm, 350 Commercial St. SE
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.
Micro Business Loan Program Programa de Préstamos para Micro Negocios
The City of Salem Micro Business Loan Program is designed to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners within the City of Salem to access small loans and gap financing to enable those businesses to start, grow, remain sustainable, and to succeed. Funds for the loan program are assessed from the City’s allocation of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program to assist persons owning or developing a microenterprise. A microenterprise is defined as a commercial enterprise that has five or fewer employees, one or more of whom owns the enterprise. Application
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.
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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