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Affordable Housing Developer Resources
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"Building partnerships to assist in the development of housing for all income levels"

The City of Medford works to support the development of affordable housing units in a variety of types. We support and encourage acquisition and development of single family, multi-family, land trusts, mixed income, rehabilitation projects, and shelters. We have devised multiple tools and resources that can be used for creating and maintaining these units.

Financial Tools

Affordable Housing Construction Excise Tax (CET)
In August, 2018, the City of Medford implemented an Affordable Housing Construction Excise Tax (CET). Proceeds from this fund have been employed to develop a wide variety of housing throughout Medford. Currently, the Affordable Housing CET is used for down payment assistance programs, programs and incentives to encourage construction of homes affordable to households with incomes at or below 80% of Medford’s Area Median Income (AMI), and for the development and construction of homes affordable to households with incomes up to 120% AMI. All funded developments are required to undertake a deed restriction, guaranteeing the homes will be affordable to lower income residents well in to the future.

The fee is 1/3 of 1% of the total valuation on all Building Permits submitted to the City of Medford. According to the ordinance, priorities for this funding are based upon the goals identified in the Community Development Block Grant Program's Five-Year Consolidated Plan.

To learn more, click here.
Community Development Block Grant
The City of Medford was granted entitlement status under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1989.  Since then, HUD has granted the City an average annual entitlement of approximately $600,000.  CDBG funding is used to benefit low- and moderate-income persons, eliminate conditions of slum and blight, or meet an urgent need (as defined by HUD) within the City of Medford.

For more information, click here.

System Development Charges (SDC) Deferral Program
 On August 2, 2018, the Medford City Council approved a system development charge deferral program that allows builders and developers of residential, commercial, and industrial properties to defer paying street, sewer, storm drain, and parks SDC fees. The City’s SDC Deferral Program was effective on August 17, 2018.

For more information, click here.
To access the application and request forms, click here.

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