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About the CDBG Program

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 on this webpage. 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 Opportunities

Each year, the City of Albany prepares an annual Action Plan that describes how CDBG funding will be used to address priorities in the five year Consolidated Plan. Public participation is important in helping the city identify priority needs that could be supported with CDBG funding. The city is continually seeking input from residents and supportive agencies to gain an understanding of priority needs and in setting goals to be included in annual action plans.

Ways to participate and provide input:

30-day Notice of Public Hearing and comment period

The City of Albany is seeking public comments and the City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. on the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs and proposal for how to allocate funding in the 2024 program year to address needs:

  • The 2024 Action Plan to propose funding for services to low and moderate-income families, seniors, and unsheltered homeless adults, emergency shelter for youth and young adults, housing rehabilitation loans for low-income homeowners, security features for a shelter serving survivors of domestic violence, and small business support for in home childcare providers.
  • Community needs of Albany’s low- and moderate-income residents that could be alleviated by CDBG programs.

Printed copies of the 2024 Action Plan are available beginning May 24, 2024, at both of Albany’s public libraries and at the Community Development Counter in Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin Street SW.

2024 Action Plan (English)

2024 Action Plan Executive Summary: English | Spanish

Written testimony will be accepted through noon on June 26, 2024

It may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to PO Box 490, Albany, Oregon 97321.

Instructions to attend and/or testify

  • Community Development Commission: Monday, May 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.
    In Person: Albany City Council Chambers.
    Virtual: Join on Zoom: or by phone: 1-253-215-8782 (Long distance charges may apply); Meeting ID: 894 5923 3401; Passcode: 498781
  • City Council Public Hearing: Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.
    To testify in person: Albany City Council Chambers, 333 Broadalbin Street SW, Albany, Oregon; register on the sign-up sheet on the table.
    To testify virtually: register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before noon on June 26, 2024, with your name, address, and phone number. Staff will send you instructions on how to attend the meeting virtually.
    To watch: Council meetings are livestreamed on YouTube

Meeting agendas with instructions on how to attend or comment are also posted on the City calendar.

For more information about Albany’s CDBG programs and to request translation of any materials or if translation services are needed to participate in public hearings or meetings, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-791-0209. (TTY 771).

The City promotes fair housing and ensures all programs are available to eligible residents regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status, or disability.

Attend Community Development Commission meeting:

The Community Development Commission usually meets on the third Monday of each month at noon.

June 17, 2024, noon
Council Chambers, City Hall

August 19, 2024, noon
Council Chambers, City Hall

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Email or call:

Beth Freelander
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Community Development Department
333 Broadalbin St SW
Albany, OR 97321

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CDBG funds can be used to remove blighting influences in neighborhoods and improve or provide city facilities or infrastructure in eligible low-income neighborhoods, improve accessibility for disabled persons, and acquire sites and to develop infrastructure for low-income housing development projects. To date, CDBG funds were used to remodel Sunrise Park and add parking and lighting, add infill sidewalks along 19th Avenue SE from Main to Sunrise Elementary School, add curb ramps along the Dave Clark Path, and replace a failing section of Periwinkle Path north of Queen Avenue.

The Community Development Department guides growth and development within Albany by balancing the needs of current residents with those of future generations to ensure that the community remains a vibrant and desirable place to live, work, and play.

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