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Good afternoon. The City of Salem is conducting a solicitation process for those interested in receiving a grant for Tenant Based Rental Assistance. Following last spring’s grant cycle, the City had $193,000 of HOME funds that were not awarded through the grant process. If your organization is interested in funds for Tenant Based Rental Assistance, please send a letter of interest to Kristin Retherford at by 5 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019.


Kristin Retherford

Urban Development Director

City of Salem | Urban Development Department

350 Commercial St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 | 503-540-2486


Local Non-Profits and For-Profit Developers Invited to Apply for Funds; Federal Funding Application Cycle

Opens Nov. 20

Salem, Ore. – Eligible non-profits and for-profit developers in Salem and Keizer are invited to submit proposals for approximately $1,400,000 in City of Salem Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership programs funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applications will also be accepted for approximately $400,000 from the City’s funds designated for supportive services.

The online application portal at opens Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 at 10 a.m. All applications must be submitted by Mon., Jan. 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. Applications sent by any other method, including, but not limited to, facsimile, email, postal service, hand delivery, or any method other than, will not be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Federal and local guidelines for funding from the CDBG and HOME programs, as well as the City’s programs, are included in the online application. Applications for projects must comply with strict eligibility criteria. Applicable funds are for the 2020 Program Year, beginning Jul. 1, 2020.

Two application technical assistance workshops will be held to assist potential applicants. The same information will be presented at each workshop. Interested persons need only to attend one session.

Tues., Nov. 19, 2019 at 3:30 p.m

Mon., Dec. 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Both technical assistance sessions will be held at the City of Salem Urban Development Conference Room located at 350 Commercial St. NE, Salem, Ore.

More about the funding sources:

Federal Community Development Block Grant Funding. The purpose of the CDBG Program is to benefit low to moderate-income households by funding projects that revitalize neighborhoods, increase affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services.

Federal HOME Investment Partnership Funding. The HOME Investment Partnerships program funds a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent, or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people. Priority funding will be for affordable rental housing projects awarded in recent HOME applications and need additional capital to address financing gaps due to increased construction cost or other applicable reasons.

For more detailed information on HUD guidelines for CDBG and HOME funding, visit

City of Salem Funding. The City of Salem provides funds to support activities that provide supportive services to low-income citizens of Salem. The estimated City of Salem General Fund allocation available for programs this year is $400,000. This published amount is subject to change based upon Salem City Council action.



The 2019-2020 CDBG/HOME/GF application cycle is closed. For questions regarding the application process please email

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