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Omar Martinez
Community Development Program Coordinator

City Manager's Office
150 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, OR  97123
503-681-5209

Email our Community Development Program Coordinator

Chris Hartye
Senior Project Manager

City Manager's Office
150 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, OR  97123
503-681-5233

Email our Senior Project Manager

Hillsboro Community Development Program

The City of Hillsboro has been a part of a Joint Entitlement community with the Washington County Consortium in the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program since 2000. Since then, Hillsboro has received approximately $9.8 million in CDBG funding.

In 2018 the City of Hillsboro elected to become an Entitlement Community and created its own CDBG program.

The CDBG program distributes federal funds to states, counties, and urban cities to fulfill the following program goals, principally for the benefit of low and moderate income persons:

  • Decent housing
  • A suitable living environment
  • Eliminate slums and blight
  • Expand economic opportunity
  • Respond to an urgent need

Our Objectives

The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable urban communities, primarily for low and moderate income persons, through decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunity.

All activities funded through CDBG programs must meet one of three National Objectives:

  1. Primarily benefit low and moderate income individuals, families and neighborhoods
  2. Prevent or eliminate slums and blight
  3. Meet an urgent local need

Action Plan

In order to receive annual CDBG funding, the City must submit an Annual Action plan in support of the 2015-2020 Washington County Consolidated Plan under which the City operates. The City identifies in the Action Plan its goals for CDBG programs and it also serves as the criteria against which HUD will evaluate the City's performance in carrying out the identified goals.