Multnomah County manages the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to serve low and moderate income residents of Fairview, Maywood Park, Troutdale, Wood Village, and unincorporated areas of the county.
Congress first created the CDBG program as a part of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974. These grant funds are awarded to cities, urban counties, and states for housing, social services, and community development project. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development administers the program at the national level, but community planning takes place at the local level.
CDBG funded projects must meet one of three national objectives:
- Benefit low and moderate income individuals and households.
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight.
- Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies.
Notices and Documents
- Notice of Public Comment Opportunity & Public Hearing: Program Year 2020-21 CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
- CDBG Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds
- Notice of Public Comment: 2019 CDBG Action Plan Amendment
- Notice of CDBG Community Needs Virtual Hearing
- Notice of Public Comment Opportunity: Program Year 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant Program
Annual Action Plan 2022-2023
The Multnomah County Annual Action Plan provides information on annual activities to be funded with federal Community Development Block Grant. The Draft 2022-23 Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment from Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, June 19, 2022. Please send all comments by email to email@example.com or by mail 209 SW 4th Ave, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97204
The Portland Consortium consisting of the City of Gresham, City of Portland and Multnomah County is required every five years to produce a plan called the Consolidated Plan. The Plan also includes the fiscal year 2021-22 Annual Action Plans for members of the Consortium. The Action Plan provides details on how the recipients of the federal funds intend to allocate the funding that is received annually.
The Con Plan also serves as the federal application for four federal programs run by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA. The current plan covering FY 2021-25 provides an assessment of community needs, a market analysis and based on that includes draft program goals, priorities and strategies to address the community needs. We request the community at large to review the Con Plan draft and provide us feedback. For ease of review, we have split the document into four relevant sections:
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The CAPER reports on expenditures, accomplishments, and progress made on the strategies and goals outlined in the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and the projects and activities detailed in the 2020 Action Plan. The CAPER outlines progress in achieving the affordable housing, ending homelessness, and community development goals using the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The 2020 CAPER is the last evaluation report tied to the aforementioned Consolidated Plan. The CAPER is submitted to HUD annually.
Please reach out if you would like additional information on the reports or notices or have questions about upcoming community hearings by reaching out to 503-988-7440