Response to COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 closures and economic impacts, city staff are exploring different funding avenues for emergency rent, utility, and mortgage assistance for Beaverton residents. On March 17, 2020 the Mayor and Council passed a moratorium on evictions for six months. The state of Oregon has also issued a stay on evictions for 90 days, unless terminated or amended by the governor. During this time it is unlawful for landlords to award late rent penalties as well. Please check back regularly for additional updates on COVID-19 related relief for Beaverton residents.
Analysis of Impediments out for Public Comment
The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or AI, is a planning process for local governments, public housing agencies and partner entities to take meaningful actions to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination. The AI uses quantitative and qualitative data to assess impediments to fair housing choice and establishes proposed actions to address those impediments over a five-year period. This AI study was conducted in 2019 and 2020 as a joint effort among Washington County (lead entity), the City of Beaverton, the City of Hillsboro, and incorporated and unincorporated areas within Washington County that receive Housing and Community Development funding from the County.
2020-24 Consolidated Plan Draft
The Consolidated Plan guides funding priorities for the City of Beaverton, City of Hillsboro, and Washington County for funds received from the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). This includes City of Beaverton CDBG funding.
See the first draft of the 2020-24 Consolidated Plan. Staff are currently reviewing feedback received and will incorporate and/or respond to feedback prior to the second and final comment period in March. The Consolidated Plan must be submitted to HUD by May 15, 2020.
2019-20 Annual Action Plan available
The city’s report on Fiscal Year 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant is available for review. More information may be found on Washington County’s website.
What is CDBG?
CDBG is a program of the Federal Agency known as Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city is funded annually with CDBG funds to be used for eligible activities falling under national objectives to serve income eligible persons that live within the legal boundaries of the City of Beaverton. The city chooses to provide its CDBG services through vetted nonprofits using an annual funding process. CDBG is guided by a five year plan prepared by the city in conjunction with Washington County, the lead agency, known as the Consolidated Plan (Con Plan). The Con Plan provides Beaverton residents and others the opportunity to weigh-in on eligible activities recommended by staff based upon needs research. An Annual Action Plan describes how objectives of the Con Plan will be carried out. Also annually CDBG staff prepares a report for HUD and the public outlining how well objectives have been met. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report is referred to as the CAPER.
How does the City use its CDBG funds?
The city supports: homeless shelters/services, homeless prevention, youth and family programs, other public services, lowering the cost of homeownership, critical needs housing repair, small business development, and from time to time infrastructure and public facility development/improvement. For how CDBG might help you please visit Housing & Community Services.