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The City of Albany became a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement community in 2013, and receives an annual formula grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The purpose of the CDBG program funds is to create viable urban communities through decent housing and suitable living environments, by removing blighted conditions, and expanding economic opportunities. CDBG funds can be used to implement a wide variety of community and economic development eligible activities, to principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

The CDBG program provides the City with an essential funding source to financially support a variety of programs and projects including those described below. Activities funded through the CDBG program must address the priority needs, goals, objectives and strategies identified through the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans.

Public Input / Comment Opportunities

Other ways to provide input and participate throughout the year:

  • Take a few minutes to complete the Community Needs Survey: En español:
  • Attend a Community Development Commission meeting.
  • Email or call Anne Catlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-917-7560 to provide input or arrange a visit, or mail comments to the Community Development Department, 333 Broadalbin St SW, Albany, OR 97321.

Funding Opportunities

Notice is hereby given that the City of Albany Community (“City”) is requesting proposals for activities to be funded with a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in 2019-2020 Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2019.

Public Service Applications

Applications for public services that address the City’s priority needs for Albany’s low-income residents and special needs (frail elderly, homeless, victims, disabled, etc.) residents. The City estimates $60,000 will be available for public services in 2019.

2019 Public Service Applications Due: Monday, January 14, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

RFP for CDBG activities, excluding public services

The City estimates $250,000 will be available. Funds are authorized under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and are received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Letter of Intent Due Date: Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Proposals Due Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The documents below provide information on CDBG program requirements including eligible activities, meeting a national objective, and environmental review. See also Subrecipient Resources at the bottom of the page.

Albany’s CDBG Programs

Public Services Programs

CDBG provides operating funds for local nonprofit social service agencies to address a variety of needs such as shelter and services for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless, services to prevent child abuse, and youth job skills development.

Housing Rehabilitation for Owner-Occupied Households Earning 80% or less of the median income

  • Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services administers a no-interest deferred-payment housing rehabilitation loan program on behalf of the City. Contact Liza Newcomb at 541.752.7220 ext 31, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit the website for more information.
  • Community Services Consortium (CSC) receives CDBG funds to offer small housing rehabilitation grants in conjunction with FREE weatherization services. CSC inspectors will assess the home for both energy-related issues and rehabilitation needs, and work with you and your contractor to improve the livability of your home. To find out more about CSC’s Weatherization Program and to get an application visit CSC Weatherization Assistance or contact Kathy Stroud at 541-758-2627 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Down Payment Assistance for Albany Residents earning 80% or less of the median income

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services administers the Extra Step Loan program, which can provide up to $10,000 in down payment assistance. Contact Kym O’Hare at 541-752-7720 ext. 305; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit the website for more information.

Economic Opportunity Grants for Small Businesses

The City of Albany’s Small Business Grant Program provides grants up to $8,000 to eligible small businesses with 10 or fewer employees located within the city, for the purpose of creating jobs for low-income Albany residents. Please review the grant program brochure below for more information.

Capital Improvement Projects

Funds can be used to remove blighting influences in neighborhoods and city facilities, provide infrastructure in CDBG eligible neighborhoods, improve accessibility for disabled persons, and acquire sites and to develop infrastructure for low-income housing development projects. CDBG funds are being used to improve Sunrise Park (spring 2017 construction), add infill sidewalks along 19th Avenue SE from Main to Sunrise Elementary School (March, 2017 construction), and add curb ramps along the Dave Clark Path.

Fair Housing

Albany works to further fair housing within the City. Albany's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and Fair Housing Plan outline the City's findings regarding fair housing issues identified within the city and steps that will be taken to reduce or remove impediments to fair housing.

Federally-protected classes include: race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status and disability.

Oregon-protected classes include: marital status, source of income, sexual orientation including gender identity, and domestic violence victims.

  • If you think you have faced discrimination, or if you would like more information about your rights, please call the Community Services Consortium hotline at 541-704-7649 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO)has several brochures (including in Spanish) on their website and can respond to questions and complaints having to do with housing discrimination related to federal, state and local laws. 1-800-424-3247. Las publicaciones están disponibles en español y tienen personal que habla español a través del teléfono.
  • HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) website contains information to help you if you feel you have experienced housing discrimination.
  • Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) - BOLI enforces Oregon´s civil rights laws. These laws ban discrimination against individuals because of characteristics that make them part of a protected class. Anyone claiming to have been discriminated against at work, in a place where the public is served such as a restaurant or a hotel, when buying or renting housing, or when applying for or attending a career school can file a complaint with the BOLI´s Civil Rights Division.

Subrecipient Resources

Albany Subrecipient HandbookEnglish
Client Certification FormEnglish/Spanish
Quarterly ReportEnglish
Reimbursement RequestEnglish
Income Determination WorksheetEnglish
Example Timesheetn/a
Annual Closeout ReportEnglish
FederalCDBG Subrecipient Manual, "Playing by the Rules"English

Plans and Reports

Fiscal YearAnnual Action PlanConsolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)Financial Summary Report
2018-20192018-2019 Action Plan  
2018-2022 Consolidated Plan
2017-20182017-2018 Action Plan2017 CAPER2017 Financial Summary Report
2016-20172016-2017 Action Plan2016 CAPER2016 Financial Summary Report
2015-20162015-2016 Action Plan2015 CAPER2015 Financial Summary Report
2014-20152014-2015 Action Plan2014 CAPER2014 Financial Summary Report
2013-20142013-2014 Action Plan2013 CAPER2013 Financial Summary Report
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan