CDBG Program

The City of Ashland receives more than $150,000 annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. These funds can be used for a variety of housing and community development projects that benefit low- and moderate-income persons in Ashland. Use of the funds in the past has included the remodel of the new Community Health Center, accessibility improvements to public buildings, the purchase of various properties to accommodate affordable rental and ownership housing developed by the Ashland Community Land Trust and the Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation, the purchase of the site for the Interfaith Care Community of Ashland to operate a homeless resource center, and for emergency repairs to homes owned by low-income families through the Housing Authority of Jackson County. For a more in depth look at projects which benefited from the investment of CDBG funding, select this link to the CDBG Story Map


CDBG Documents 

The guiding document which establishes the local priorities for the use of CDBG funds is called the Consolidated Plan for Use of CDBG Funds. This plan covers a 5 year period and the current and prior Consolidated Plans can be accessed via the links below:
          2015-2019 CDBG Consolidated Plan

2010-2014 CDBG Consolidated Plan
2005-2009 CDBG Consolidated Plan
2000-2004 CDBG Consolidated Plan

As part of the CDBG Consolidated Plan update process, and the development of the one-year Action Plan. Action Plans for this program year and recent years can be accessed below:

CDBG Action Plan for 2013
CDBG Action Plan for 2012
CDBG Action Plan for 2011
CDBG Action Plan for 2010

CDBG Action Plan for 2009
CDBG Action Plan for 2008
CDBG Action Plan for 2007
CDBG Action Plan for 2006
CDBG Action Plan for 2005
CDBG Action Plan for 2004

At the conclusion of each CDBG program year the CIty of Ashland evaluates the performance of projects funded in whole or in part with CDBG funds. This evaluation is called the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). CAPERS for recent years can be accessed via the links below:   

CDBG CAPER for 2013
​CDBG CAPER for 2012
CDBG CAPER for 2011
CDBG CAPER for 2010

CDBG CAPER for 2009

CDBG CAPER for 2008

CDBG CAPER for 2007

CDBG CAPER for 2006
CDBG CAPER for 2005


The City of Ashland issues a Request for proposals in January of each year to identify eligible projects suitable for CDBG funding. The 2015 RFP will be available on January 2, 2015 and will be due on February 20, 2015.  

 2015 CDBG RFP


Questions or comments relating the the CDBG program should be directed to Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist, via email or by phone 541-552-2043.


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