SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The City of Springfield is not receiving its usual federal allotment for housing and community development projects this year, so city leaders are accepting new proposals for projects benefiting low and middle-income people.
The projects could be a housing project, neighborhood park or activities that help people in need.
Due to these federal budget cutbacks, they say applicants should get creative.
“They need to sharpen their pencils when they ask for funds,” said Community Development Specialist Kevin Ko, “and make sure that every dollar that they ask for are dollars that they need.”
The proposals can also be for projects that eliminate conditions of blight.