Addressing Affordable Housing Needs in Our Community

What is the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Planning Efforts?

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year housing and community development strategic plan that is based on quantitative and qualitative data collection combined with community engagement (involving county departments, city partners, state agencies, non-profit partners and community members) to inform how to best utilize the scarce federal resources over the five year period.

The Analysis of Impediments uses collected data to identify and analyze impediments to fair housing choice and develop strategies to address those impediments. This planning effort also involves a comprehensive community engagement process.

These two planning efforts will be undertaken beginning in August 2019 and continuing through April 2020.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that jurisdictions receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program funds conduct planning efforts to address regulatory requirements.

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Become a part of our email list. Follow the planning process. To get emails, sign up by emailing [email protected]. You may include your name, address, and if you are affiliated with a specific agency, neighborhood association or organization, in order to assist in the development of the plan.

We want to hear from you

Consolidated Plan community survey

Salem and our consortium partner Keizer are seeking your input on your affordable housing needs, your household needs to achieve self-sufficiency, and any experiences you have had with housing discrimination. We would love to hear from you to help inform where we target scarce federal dollars over the next five years. We estimate the survey to take 10 to 15 minutes.

Please go to the following links for the survey:

Join the conversation: Public meetings

The City of Salem and the City of Keizer Consolidated Plan/Analysis of Impediments planning process has begun. This is a 12-month planning effort that will involve community partners and community members assessing community housing and development needs in the Salem/Keizer jurisdiction. The results will establish priorities and activities for targeting federal HOME and CDBG resources for five years (2020-2024). 

A series of public meetings will be held on August 21 and August 22, 2019. The scheduled public input opportunities include:

  • August 21, 2019,  9:00 a.m., Pringle Hall, 606 Church St SE, Salem, Oregon
  • August 21, 2019, 6:00 p.m., Cornerstone Apartments Community Room, 2640 Portland Rd NE, Salem, Oregon
  • August 22, 2019,  9:30 a.m., NorthWest Senior and Disability Services, 3410 Cherry Ave NE, Salem, Oregon

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Flyer   

Schedule a presentation for your community meeting

City of Salem Federal Programs staff will also attend various community meetings and events to solicit additional input. If you would like to schedule a presentation at your community meeting please contact Shelly Ehenger, Federal Programs Manager.

Contact us

Shelly EhengerFederal Programs ManagerUrban Development Department
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Mailing address:
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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2020-2024 Consolidated Plan DRAFT
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice DRAFT