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Housing and Community Development Updates

Posted on: May 20, 2020


In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  has notified the City of Portland that it will receive a formula allocation from the first round of CDBG-CV funding to be used specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed on March 27, 2020.

On May 18th, 2020 the Portland City Council voted to pass Order 174-19/20 Accepting and Appropriating Supplemental Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant Funding. This order allocates the City of Portland CDBG-CV award as follows: 

City of Portland, Park and Recreation Summer Camp Program $50,000

Portland CARES Emergency Assistance Payment Program: $500,000

Homeless Services: Amistad Peer Outreach Worker Program $75,000

Business Assistance and Micro enterprise Assistance Programs: $305,783

Non-Profit Shelter Assistance: $20,000*

Food Assistance: $175,000*

*The food assistance and non-profit shelter assistance funds will be allocated through a competitive application program. All funds are subject to final HUD approval.

Applications are due by June, 3, 2020 at 4:00pm 

CDBG-CV Application Information

We are now accepting applications from qualifying candidates to aid in the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus throughout the City of Portland in the following categories:

  • Food Assistance
  • Non-profit Shelter Assistance

Applications are due by June, 3, 2020 at 4:00pm 

Organizations interested in submitting an application should contact HCD Program Manager, Kelley Walsh, to discuss program design and eligibility prior to submitting an application.  

Application materials can be found HERE 

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