A public hearing will also be held on April 7, 2016 at 5:30pm in the Jesse Main Room in City Hall. 225 Fifth St, Springfield, OR 97477.
Proposed Substantial Amendments to previous Action Plans – 30 Day comment period
Springfield proposes to amend previous action plans through substantial amendments. A draft of these proposals can be found here. This draft is currently available for public comment from March 25, 2016 through April 25, 2016. Please submit comments in writing to:
225 Fifth St
Springfield, OR 97477
A public hearing will also be held on April 7, 2016 at 5:30pm in the Jesse Main Room in City Hall. 225 Fifth St, Springfield, OR 97477 during the Springfield Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) meeting.
If you have any questions about the Draft Action Plan, the proposed Substantial Amendments, and/or the Public Hearing, please get in touch with Erin Fifield at the email/phone number below.
The City of Springfield uses Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist with affordable housing development, housing-related services, neighborhood revitalization, public improvements, and downtown redevelopment activities. The primary purpose of the CDBG and HOME programs is to benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Springfield’s CDBG program is planned and conducted so that each project or activity meets at least one of the three national CDBG program objectives: benefits low- and moderate income persons; prevents or eliminates slums and blight; and meets an urgent need posing a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available. Springfield invests CDBG funds in the areas of children and youth, disabled and elderly, at-risk populations, support to social services, job creation, and housing assistance. The Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium program is planned and conducted so that each project or activity provides decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income and special needs populations. Go to the Housing Programs page for more details.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) provides fair housing services and responds to questions and complaints having to do with housing discrimination. If you feel that you have been discriminated against in seeking or maintaining housing, please contact the FHCO at 1-800-424-3247 or visit their website at www.fhco.org.
The Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan is a document that Eugene and Springfield must submit to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to be eligible to receive federal housing and community development funds like CDBG and HOME. This five-year strategic plan helps the Cities select the projects and activities they supports with HUD funds. The 2010 Consolidated Plan is effective during the period from July 1, 2010 through July 30, 2015, and the 2015 Consolidated Plan will be effective from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020. For comprehensive information regarding the Consolidated Plan, please visit the joint Consolidated Plan page on the City of Eugene’s website.
For questions regarding Springfield’s Housing Programs:
Penny Olsen, Housing Programs Assistant
For questions regarding CDBG contracts:
Neil Obringer, Management Analyst
For questions regarding Springfield’s CDBG program:
Erin Fifield, Community Development Analyst
The City of Springfield does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, race, sex, color, marital status, familial status, national origin, religion or disability.