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Program Overview 

The City of Albany became a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement community in 2013, and receives an annual formula grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The purpose of the CDBG program funds is to create viable urban communities through decent housing and suitable living environments, by removing blighted conditions, and expanding economic opportunities. CDBG funds can be used to implement a wide variety of community and economic development eligible activities, to principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

The CDBG program provides the City with an essential funding source to financially support a variety of programs and projects including those described below. Activities funded through the CDBG program must address the priority needs, goals, objectives and strategies identified through the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans

Public Input/Comment Opportunities

The City of Albany receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address housing, community, and economic development needs, primarily for Albany’s for low- and moderate-income and special needs residents. The City is required to prepare a five-year strategic plan, called the Consolidated Plan, which identifies the City’s priorities for how CDBG funds will be used to address the community’s highest needs. Each year, the City prepares an annual Action Plan that describes the specific planned uses for CDBG funding and how program requirements will be satisfied.

Public participation if very important in helping the City plan for how CDBG funds will be spent. The City of Albany is seeking input from all residents and supportive agencies in order to gain an understanding of priority needs and in setting goals to be included in the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan, and the 2018 Action Plan. Ways to provide input and participate:

  • Take a few minutes to complete the Community Needs Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WXMDCBB.
  • Attend the Community Needs Forum, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Albany City Hall Council Chambers.
  • Attend a Community Development Commission (CDC) meeting. The CDC meets the third Monday of most months (excluding holiday closures) at 12:00 p.m. in the Santiam Room in City Hall. The next meetings are December 4 and 18, 2017, and January 22, 2018. The CDC agendas are posted online.
  • Email or call Anne Catlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-917-7560 to provide input or arrange a visit, or mail comments to the Community Development Department, 333 Broadalbin St SW, Albany, OR 97321.

Funding Opportunities

The documents below provide information on CDBG program requirements including eligible activities, meeting a national objective, and environmental review. See also Subrecipient Resources at the bottom of the page.

Albany’s CDBG Programs

Public Services Programs:  CDBG provides operating funds for local nonprofit social service agencies to address a variety of needs such as shelter and services for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless, services to prevent child abuse, and youth job skills development.

Housing Rehabilitation Grants: The Community Services Consortium (CSC) administers Albany’s housing rehabilitation grant program. Grants up to $10,000 are available to households with incomes at or below 60% of the area median income. Grants are for essential repairs such as roofs, plumbing and heating, and making a home ADA accessible in partnership with free weatherization provided by the CSC.   CSC inspectors will assess the home for both energy-related issues and rehabilitation needs, and work with you and your contractor to improve the livability of your home. To find out more about CSC’s Weatherization Program and to get an application visit CSC Weatherization Assistance or contact Kathy Stroud at 541-758-2627 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Economic Opportunity Grants for Small Businesses: The City of Albany’s Small Business Grant Program provides grants up to $8,000 to eligible small businesses with 10 or fewer employees located within the city, for the purpose of creating jobs for low-income Albany residents. Please review the grant program brochure below for more information.

Capital Improvement Projects: Funds can be used to remove blighting influences in neighborhoods and city facilities, provide infrastructure in CDBG eligible neighborhoods, improve accessibility for disabled persons, and acquire sites and to develop infrastructure for low-income housing development projects. CDBG funds are being used to improve Sunrise Park (spring 2017 construction), add infill sidewalks along 19th Avenue SE from Main to Sunrise Elementary School (March, 2017 construction), and add curb ramps along the Dave Clark Path.

Fair Housing: Albany works to further fair housing within the City. Albany's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and Fair Housing Plan outline the City's findings regarding fair housing issues identified within the city and steps that will be taken to reduce or remove impediments to fair housing.

Federally-protected classes include: race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status and disability.

Oregon-protected classes include: marital status, source of income, sexual orientation including gender identity, and domestic violence victims. 

  • If you think you have faced discrimination, or if you would like more information about your rights, please call the Community Services Consortium hotline at 541-704-7649 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) has several brochures (including in Spanish) on their website and can respond to questions and complaints having to do with housing discrimination related to federal, state and local laws. 1-800-424-3247. Las publicaciones están disponibles en español y tienen personal que habla español a través del teléfono.
  • HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) website contains information to help you if you feel you have experienced housing discrimination.
  • Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) - BOLI enforces Oregon´s civil rights laws. These laws ban discrimination against individuals because of characteristics that make them part of a protected class. Anyone claiming to have been discriminated against at work, in a place where the public is served such as a restaurant or a hotel, when buying or renting housing, or when applying for or attending a career school can file a complaint with the BOLI´s Civil Rights Division.

Subrecipient Resources

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Albany Subrecipient Handbook  English n/a
Client Certification Form 2017 English / Spanish English / Spanish
Quarterly Report English English
Reimbursement Request English English
Income Determination Worksheet English n/a
Example Timesheet n/a English
Annual Closeout Report English English
Federal CDBG Subrecipient Manual, "Playing by the Rules" English  n/a

Plans and Reports

Fiscal YearAnnual Action PlanConsolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)Financial Summary Report
2017-2018 2017-2018 Action Plan DRAFT    
  Consolidated Plan for FY 2013-2017    
2016-2017 FY 2016-2017 Action Plan    
2015-2016 FY 2015-2016 Action Plan 2015 CAPER 2015 Financial Summary Report
2014-2015 FY 2014-2015 Action Plan 2014 CAPER 2014 Financial Summary Report
2013-2014 FY 2013-2014 Action Plan 2013 CAPER  2013 Financial Summary Report