The City of Redmond administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates funds to the City on an annual basis.
CDBG is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The funds are used to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate- income persons. Low- and moderate- income persons are based on annual area median income and household size. Income guidelines are updated by HUD every year and the current income guidelines are listed below:
FY 2017 HUD Income Limits Summary for Deschutes County*
Application for Funds and Procedures
The City of Redmond is now accepting Request for Proposals for Community Development Block Grant Funds. The City receives approximately $200,000 annually and solicits applications from non-profit partners and agencies* who provide affordable housing or are looking to expand shelter options to low- and moderate income residents in Redmond. Funds can be used for land acquisition, site clearance, demolition and public improvements for qualified affordable housing projects; or acquisition of an existing structure for qualified affordable housing projects or shelters. All projects must meet CDBG eligibility requirements, National Objectives and City of Redmond Goals and Objectives outlined in the 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan.
*Note: Individuals cannot apply for services or cash assistance.
Pre-Application Workshop (MANDATORY):
A pre-application workshop is mandatory for all agencies applying for funding. The workshop will be an opportunity for potential applicants to ask questions about the CDBG programs, evaluation criteria, local strategies and grantee requirements if awarded a grant. An agency representative must be present at one of the mandatory workshops for the application to qualify.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Plan Year 2018-2019 Proposals
Subrecipient Workshop Dates:
February 13, 2018, 3:00-4:00 City Hall Room 210
February 21, 2018, 1:00-2:30 City Hall Room 210
411 SW 9th St., Redmond, OR 97756
Be added to the distribution list for future meeting information by contacting Katie McDonald at (541) 923-7762 or email to email@example.com. Note: One person cannot represent multiple agencies and exceptions can be made on a case by case basis with prior approval from City Staff.
*Additional dates may be added as needed.
Receiving Funds Documentation
Plans and Reports
Consolidated Plan (Five-year)
The Consolidated Plan is designed to help local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CDBG programs.
Due in May of every year, after the City’s first year, the City must develop a one-year Action Plan that summarizes the City’s intended actions during that particular year with CDBG funding. This plans serves as notification to citizens and HUD by outlining the projects that the City has funded with that years CDBG allocation.
CAPER – Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
Due in September of every year, the City reports on the activities over the past program year. The report highlights the accomplishments achieved and funds expended.
Citizen Participation Plan
The Citizen Participation Plan requirements are designed to encourage citizens to participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the City’s CDBG plans and programs. It focuses on public involvement in the process of developing the City’s Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and a review of the annual Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER). Substantial amendments to the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan require public review and comments before they are approved.
As a recipient of federal funding, Redmond is required to identify barriers to fair housing and further fair housing within the City. Redmond's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice outlines 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 for protected classes.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is your first stop to answering your questions related to fair housing laws. They provide fair housing technical assistance, services and respond to questions and complaints having to do with housing discrimination related to federal, state and local laws. 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. . Publications are available in Spanish and they have staff that can speak Spanish over the phone. (Las publicaciones están disponibles en español y tienen personal que habla español a través del teléfono.)
HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) webpage contains information to help you if you feel you have experienced housing discrimination.
Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) The Civil Rights Division of the Bureau of Labor and Industries 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.
City of Redmond Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)