Affordable Housing Trust Fund Request for Proposals Open
The 2023 Request for Proposals for Affordable Housing Trust Funds is now open. To support the creation of local, innovative housing projects that are affordable to people with lower and moderate incomes the City of Eugene is seeking proposals for the use of $1.2 million in Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF).
What is the Affordable Housing Trust Fund?
The Affordable Housing Trust Fund provides critical funding for local housing and is one part of a larger effort to help address the housing challenge in Eugene. In 2019, the Eugene City Council passed Ordinance No. 20609 establishing a construction excise tax (CET) in Eugene. (An information sheet about Eugene's construction excise tax is available.) The tax creates a dedicated source of funding for affordable housing in Eugene, called the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
$1.3 million from AHTF will leverage more than $14 million to support new affordable housing in Eugene
AHTF is supporting the creation of 70 new owner-occupied tiny homes and 10 supportive units for Veterans exiting homelessness
AHTF kept over 100 local families and individuals in their homes in the wake of the pandemic with rental assistance and foreclosure prevention funds
The Affordable Housing Fund can be used for projects and programs that increase availability and access to owner- and renter-occupied housing that is affordable to lower-income community members. Examples of how these funds may be used include:
Gap financing for the development of new affordable housing
Acquisition of existing housing or non-residential buildings that will become affordable housing
Direct assistance for renters
Down payment assistance for home buyers
An advisory committee of community members provides input and recommendations to staff on the use of Affordable Housing Trust Funds resources.
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