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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

Each year, the City of Albany prepares an annual Action Plan that describes how CDBG funding will be used to address priorities in the five year Consolidated Plan. Public participation is important in helping the city identify priority needs that could be supported with CDBG funding. The city is continually seeking input from residents and supportive agencies to gain an understanding of priority needs and in setting goals to be included in annual action plans. 

Ways to provide input and participate throughout the year:

Attend a Community Development Commission meeting

Agendas are available online.

Upcoming meetings

July 15, 2019, 12:00pm
Santiam Room, City Hall

August 19, 2019, 12:00pm
Santiam Room, City Hall

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Events & Public Meetings Calendar

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

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 Handbook English
Client Certification Form English/Spanish
Quarterly Report English
Reimbursement Request English
Income Determination Worksheet English
Example Timesheet n/a
Annual Closeout Report English
FederalCDBG Subrecipient Manual, "Playing by the Rules" English

Plans and Reports

Fiscal YearAnnual Action PlanConsolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)Financial Summary Report
2018-2019 2018-2019 Action Plan    
2018-2022 Consolidated Plan
2017-2018 2017-2018 Action Plan 2017 CAPER 2017 Financial Summary Report
2016-2017 2016-2017 Action Plan 2016 CAPER 2016 Financial Summary Report
2015-2016 2015-2016 Action Plan 2015 CAPER 2015 Financial Summary Report
2014-2015 2014-2015 Action Plan 2014 CAPER 2014 Financial Summary Report
2013-2014 2013-2014 Action Plan 2013 CAPER 2013 Financial Summary Report
2013-2017 Consolidated Plan