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
2020-2024 Draft CDBG Consolidated Plan Available for Review and Comment
As part of the CDBG Consolidated Plan update process the city is required to hold a 30-day public comment period on the draft plan. That comment period will run until April 21, 2020. The Housing and Human Services Commission will hold a public hearing on March 26, 2020 to receive comments on the draft Consolidated Plan. The Housing and Human Services Commission meeting begins at 4:00 PM in the Community Development and Engineering Building at 51 Winburn Way.
The City Council will hold a public hearing to review the final draft of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan at 6:00 PM, April 21, 2020 in the City Council Chambers at 1175 East Main Street.
The purpose of these upcoming public hearings is to provide the public, social service agencies, and affordable housing providers, appointed and elected officials an opportunity to comment on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for use of CDBG funds. The draft plan is available electronically below and hard copies are available in the Community Development building at 51 Winburn Way.
Public comments are encouraged throughout the process and can be provided in writing at anytime or as oral testimony at any of the public hearings noted above. Written comments not delivered at the meetings should be sent to the Planning Department, Attn: Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist, 20 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520. Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need more information or have questions, please contact Linda Reid at 552.2043.
2020-2024 Draft CDBG Consolidated Plan
Feedback from the 2020-2024 CDBG Community Questionnaire can be found in the links below.
Questionnaire Graphs Only
Questionnaire Comments Only
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
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