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:

  1. Benefit low and moderate income individuals and households.
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight.
  3. Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies.

Notices and Documents

Notices

2022 Notice of CDBG Community Needs Virtual Hearing

The Portland Consortium, which includes the City of Gresham, City of Portland, and Multnomah County, is beginning its
Annual Action Plan process for FY 2023-24. The 2023-24 Action Plan is the third of five Action Plans in the 2021-25 five-
year Consolidated Plan. The process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and
community development priorities that align and focus funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD)’s formula block grant programs, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment
Partnerships (HOME), HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP), Emergency Solutions
Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), to address ascertained community needs.

2022 Community Needs Hearing Flyer (87.66 KB)

2022 Boletin de Nececidades Comunitarias (222.76 KB)

The purpose of these hearings is to collect community feedback regarding the housing, infrastructure, economic and
social service needs of area residents and prioritize those needs during the preparation of the consortium partners’ 2023-
24 Action Plans. The Gresham & Multnomah County hearing will be held remotely via Zoom and the Portland hearing will
be hybrid, with opportunities to attend remotely or in-person. For each jurisdiction, call or review website for instructions
regarding public testimony, meeting times, website registration and phone information. The two upcoming opportunities to
attend a public hearing in your community and give your feedback are:

City of Gresham & Multnomah County Community Needs Hearing

Nov 16, 2022, 5:30 P.M.–7:00 P.M. via Zoom

To register online please fill out this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XNK7KW7

Register: To register call 503-618-2814 or contact Rachel.Nehse@GreshamOregon.gov.
Para registrarse en Español llame al: (503) 988-7440 o Fanny.Rodriguez@MultCo.us.

The City of Gresham and Multnomah County are committed to providing meaningful access. To request translation,
interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, call 503-618-2814 or email
Rachel.Nehse@GreshamOregon.gov three days prior to the meeting.
For additional information on the Consolidated Plan process or the Gresham & Multnomah County community hearing
contact Rachel.Nehse@GreshamOregon.gov (Gresham) and fanny.rodriguez@multco.us (Multnomah County)

To provide online comments please fill out this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APcomments2022  

City of Portland Community Needs Hearing

Date TBD

The City of Portland Community Needs Hearing for HUD Federal funds will be held on a date to be
determined. Contact Uma.Krishnan@PortlandOregon.gov for any additional information on the entitlement programs.

The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. To request translation, interpretation, modifications,
accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, contact 503-823-5312, or Relay: 711, three days prior to the meeting.


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 Final 2022-23 Annual Action Plan can be found below for review. Public comment period has ended but comments and questions can be sent by email to fanny.rodriguez@multco.us or by mail 209 SW 4th Ave, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97204

Consolidated Plan

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:

  1. Draft Citizen Participation Plan (68 KB)
  2. Draft Consortium Section & Portland First Year Action Plan (5.89 MB)
  3. Draft Gresham Section & First Year Action Plan (2.47 MB)
  4. Draft Multnomah County & First Year Action Plan (883.97 KB)

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The CAPER reports on expenditures, accomplishments, and progress made on the strategies and goals outlined in the 2021-25 Consolidated Plan and the projects and activities detailed in the 2021 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 2021 CAPER is the last evaluation report tied to the aforementioned Consolidated Plan. The CAPER is submitted to HUD annually. 

Contact Us

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