Housing administers public resources to expand affordable housing and infrastructure in low and moderate income communities through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Affordable Housing Development Program (AHDP), and the home improvement loan program. Additional program funds are earmarked for future use in the purchase of a mobile home part for preservation purposes. The program preserves approximately 50 and creates approximately six affordable housing units annually. This program is a collaboration among DCHS, the city of Gresham, the city of Wood Village, the city of Fairview, the city of Troutdale, the city of Maywood Park, the city of Portland, and the community.
Affordable Housing Development Program (AHDP)
The Affordable Housing Development Program seeks to foster the development of affordable housing and home-ownership opportunities for low-income households in Multnomah County be re-purposing tax-foreclosed properties. The AHDP deeds county foreclosed properties to non-profit community development corporations for affordable housing development manages an ongoing portfolio of approximately 450 units for program compliance and real estate transactions.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
This HUD Community Development Block Grant program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties. This grant goes to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low-and moderate-income persons. HUD does not provide CDBG assistance directly to citizens or organizations. The local governments administer the program and determine which local projects receive funding.
Multnomah County is part of a Consortium with the City of Portland and the City of Gresham. The Multnomah County jurisdiction includes the small cities of Fairview, Maywood Park, Troutdale and Wood Village and also includes the unincorporated area of Lake Oswego. Annual Application Workshops are held in January for the proceeding year's grant. For information about the Multnomah County CDBG funding or the application workshop contact Carol Cade