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Aerial photo of Salem by Ron CooperThe 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.


 2015-16 Application Cycle

The City of Salem Urban Development Department accepted Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership and Social Service applications for the 2015-2016 program year.  The application cycle opened November 3, 2014 and closed at 4 p.m. on December 12, 2014Special consideration may be given to projects or programs aligned with the following proposed 2015-2019 priority goals:

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


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                                   



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
  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

Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan
he City of Salem's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015-2016 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

Citizen Participation Plan
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
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. 


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

   Micro Enterprise Program
   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
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 Hospitality Network, and Women at the Well Grace House.  

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