Find Grants for Assisting Vulnerable Populations


​The City oversees a number of grant programs to help community organizations help the homeless.

Available grant programs

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). CDBG awards from the City go to local non-profits that provide emergency or essential services to the most vulnerable populations with the highest need.

HOME Investment Partnership Program. The HOME Program provides formula grants that communities use (often in partnership with local non-profit groups) to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent, homeownership, or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people.

City of Salem. Another $400,000 is awarded annually from the City of Salem to organizations providing critical services to those in need in our community.

Grants given for 2018 and 2019

  • Willamette Neighborhood Housing Nueva Luz affordable housing apartments
  • Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network tenant-based rental assistance

  • Salem Housing Authority security deposit assistance

  • Center for Hope and Safety

  • Congregations Helping People interim housing support

  • Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency warming center network support

  • WestCare veterans housing facility upgrades

  • Integrated support for Living Fisher/Sizemore apartments

  • MERIT Microenterprise program

  • Northwest Human Services crisis and information hotline

  • Saint Francis Shelter case management

  • Women at the Well Grace House

  • Northwest Human Services HOST Youth Center

  • Marion Polk Food Share emergency food procurement