What We Do
The Community Development team is committed to making Eugene a better place to live and work. The division works towards the achievement of this general goal through an array of programs focused on more specific goals, including:
- Affordable rental housing development and housing repair (HOME)
- Downtown planning and improvement
- Economic stability through living-wage job creation
- Managing federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) activities
Information on funded housing and human services programs available for community members in Eugene.
Housing and Human Service Plans
This page has plans for HUD funded programs including the HUD Consolidated Plan.
Renter Protections Process
Renter protections are broadly defined. They can include programs like the City’s Rental Housing Code program, which regulates rental properties in the city by creating minimum habitability standards. Renter protections can also include anti-discrimination protections like the ones found in Eugene’s Human Rights Code. They can even include rent stabilization and limitations on no-cause evictions like those found in SB 608 (2019). The recommendations for renter protections made by the Housing Policy Board are focused on: 1) Protecting renters and vulnerable populations and 2) Preventing displacement.
Community Engagement and Collaboration
Page has information about different ways people can participate in City work.
Resources for Residents
Explore housing resources available to community members in Eugene.
Affordable Housing Trust Fund
Information about the Housing Trust Fund and Construction Excise Tax (CET).
Affordable Housing Development Programs
This page has information about city assistance for larger housing development projects and and includes information about the RFP process.
Affordable Housing Rehabilitation Programs
This page has information about city assistance for renter housing developments including the revolving loan program and capital grants for emergency and transitional housing facilities.
Human Services and Homelessness Support
Information on human service programs and homelessness support.
- Housing Tools and Strategies
- Housing and Human Service Plans
The Housing Tools and Strategies team provides quarterly updates to City Council on progress of the items within the Action Inventory. Learn about missing middle housing, zoning changes, and more.
At the May 2018 Work Session, Eugene City Council passed a motion to have staff implement a process to identify barriers to housing affordability, availability, and diversity, and to suggest, evaluate, and recommend possible strategies and tools to address the barriers. The process that resulted was the Housing Tools and Strategies (HTS) Working Group.
HTS Working Group
The Housing Tools and Strategies Working Group was comprised of 35 community members ranging in interest, skills, involvement, and advocacy for housing development. At the end of the four meetings the Working Group voted on recommendations to improve housing affordability, availability and diversity in Eugene.
HTS Action Inventory
The Housing Tools and Strategies Action Inventory is intended to be used as an inventory of potential actions that can affect housing affordability, availability, and diversity of type. It is a large menu of actions that can be implemented over time, many of which require additional research to understand impacts, resources required, and how best to implement to be effective. It is a work in progress—it will be modified as new ideas emerge, as actions are implemented, and actions found to be ineffective are removed from the inventory. For each action, the document provides a brief explanation and the level of support the action had from the HTS working group.
- Project Overview
Browse through options of business assistance, regional economic development, and more offered by the City of Eugene.
Provides information about resources available to businesses to support growth and workforce.
This page lists resources that the City offers to support property development.
Downtown Eugene website with information about economic development, visiting downtown, and current projects.
Downtown Eugene Development Projects
- Business Resources
Includes links to Community Development Maps and Plans for Eugene.
This visually-engaging analysis will assist policy makers, city staff and the community of Eugene in understanding how development patterns and density affect infrastructure cost and their relationship to city finances.
Explore staff contacts for the Community Development Division.
Small-scale development is a local movement that enables community developers to cultivate neighborhood growth and livability though small-scale housing projects.