Community Development Block Program

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 "PROVIDING THE COMMUNITY WITH RESOURCES TO ADDRESS A WIDE RANGE OF DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS"

 

The City of Medford was granted entitlement status under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1989.  Since then, HUD has granted the City an average annual entitlement of approximately $600,000.  CDBG funding is used to benefit low- and moderate-income persons, eliminate conditions of slum and blight, or meet an urgent need (as defined by HUD) within the City of Medford.

Community development activities funded through the program address the priority needs, goals, objectives and strategies identified through the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. Each year, the Housing and Community Development Commission reviews applications for funding and makes recommendation to City Council for approval.  Activities that are approved by City Council are then listed in the City’s Annual Action Plan.


Plans and Policies

CDBG Public Notices


The CDBG program provides the City of Medford with an essential funding source to financially support a variety of programs and projects including but not limited to the following:

 

PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMS

Provides operating funds for local nonprofit social service agencies which address a variety of needs such as healthcare for children and adults, services for the homeless and those on the verge of homelessness, and services for abused children.

Public Service Programs

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Funds are used to acquire sites and to develop infrastructure for low-income housing development projects. Funds are also used to rehabilitate homes to provide homeownership opportunities for low-income persons.  

CITY CAPITAL PROJECTS

CDBG funds are used to fund improvements to neighborhood parks, infrastructure development in CDBG eligible neighborhoods and street and sidewalk repair and construction. Funds can also be used to improve accessibility for disabled persons.

HOMEOWNER REPAIR LOAN PROGRAM

The Housing Authority of Jackson County administers a zero-interest homeowner loan program for repairs such as roofs, plumbing and heating, and making a home ADA accessible.  Please contact Jeff Jackson, Housing Rehabilitation Specialist at (541) 779-5785 for more information regarding the City’s Homeowner Repair Program or click here.

 

INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

For future information regarding applying, please contact Angela Durant at 541-774-2390 or angela.durant@cityofmedford.org