Multnomah County manages the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to serve low and moderate income residents of Fairview, Maywood Park, Troutdale, Wood Village, and unincorporated areas of the county.
Congress first created the CDBG program as a part of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974. These grant funds are awarded to cities, urban counties, and states for housing, social services, and community development project. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development administers the program at the national level, but community planning takes place at the local level.
CDBG funded projects must meet one of three national objectives:
- Benefit low and moderate income individuals and households.
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight.
- Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies.
Notices and Documents
The Portland Consortium consisting of the City of Gresham, City of Portland and Multnomah County is required every five years to produce a plan called the Consolidated Plan. The Plan also includes the fiscal year 2021-22 Annual Action Plans for members of the Consortium. The Action Plan provides details on how the recipients of the federal funds intend to allocate the funding that is received annually.
The Con Plan also serves as the federal application for four federal programs run by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA. The current plan covering FY 2021-25 provides an assessment of community needs, a market analysis and based on that includes draft program goals, priorities and strategies to address the community needs. We request the community at large to review the Con Plan draft and provide us feedback. For ease of review, we have split the document into four relevant sections:
- CDBG Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds
- Notice of Public Comment: 2019 CDBG Action Plan Amendment
- Notice of CDBG Community Needs Virtual Hearing
- Notice of Public Comment Opportunity: Program Year 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant Program
May Cha, CDBG Coordinator