Apply for Public Service Programs Funding Beginning Dec. 5

The City of Salem Urban Development Department will accept proposals for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and General Fund public service programs beginning December 5, 2017.

Program purpose

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
  • Improve community facilities and services

The HOME Investment Partnerships program funds a wide range of activities that:

  • Bbuild, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or
  • Provide direct rental assistance to low-income people

Application information

The application cycle opens December 5, 2017, and closes at 5 p.m. on January 5, 2018. Projects or programs applying for funding must be located and serve persons at or below 80% median family income, residing within the city limits of Salem and Keizer.

Those interested in applying for funding must apply online by the Jan. 5 deadline. The application contains federal and local guidelines for all three programs, as well as the City’s application process. Applications must comply with strict eligibility criteria. Special consideration may be given to federally funded projects or programs aligned with the following 2015-2019 priority goals:

  • Promote economic development
  • End homelessness
  • Expand affordable housing
  • Revitalize neighborhoods

Application assistance workshops

The City will hold three application technical assistance workshops:

  • Thurs., Nov. 9, 11 a.m., Emergency Housing Network (EHN) Monthly Meeting, Union Gospel Mission, 345 Commercial Street NE, Salem
  • Thurs., Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m., City of Salem Urban Development Conference Room, 350 Commercial St. NE, Salem
  • Mon., Dec. 11, 2 p.m., City of Salem Urban Development Conference Room, 350 Commercial St. NE, Salem

CDBG and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Funds are for the 2018 Program Year, beginning Jul. 1, 2018. The estimated entitlement allocation for the program year is $1.8 million. This published amount is subject to change based upon Congressional action. For more information, go to

For more information, contact Shelly Ehenger at 503-540-2494 or [email protected] Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.

Contact us

Nicole MillerPublic Information ManagerUrban Development Department
Mailing address:
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301