CDBG Regulation Resources

State CDBG Programs

Information regarding state administration of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to non-entitlement areas and the terms to which use of this funding in these areas apply. State Community Development Block Grant Program

Analysis of Impediment for Furthering Fair Housing

HUD requires all recipients of federal funds to sign a certification to affirmatively further fair housing. Learn more about Oregon's process

Property Acquisition and Relocation Assistance

Information regarding application of the federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act and §104(d) of the federal Housing Act to federal assisted projects

Links to the federal laws and regulations for property acquisition and relocation assistance

HUD Handbook 1378. This handbook is the primary source for HUD real estate acquisition and relocation policy and procedures when implementing projects using funds from the Community Development Block Grant program.

Various publications that provide general information about property owner and tenant rights when real estate (real property) is acquired or when individuals are forced to move from their homes or businesses as a direct result of the acquisition, rehabilitation or demolition of real property for a federally assisted project. Includes but not limited to: When a Public Agency Acquires Your Property (English and Spanish versions), Relocation Assistance to Tenants Displaced From Their Homes, and Relocation Assistance to Displaced Homeowner Occupants.

Labor Standards/Prevailing Wages

Davis-Bacon wage determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act and related federal legislation. The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor determines prevailing wage rates to be paid on federally funded or assisted construction projects.

Access the HUD/Dept. of Labor publication Making Davis-Bacon Work: A Contractor’s Guide to Prevailing Wage Requirements for Federally-Assisted Construction Projects here:

The HUD Labor Standards Handbook 1344.1 can be accessed via this website by running a search under “Short Cuts”–“Search or Browse All HUD Handbooks and Guidebooks:

Information to help public agencies, contractors and subcontractors understand and comply with Oregon's prevailing wage rate (PWR) law, including handbooks and forms.

Environmental Compliance/Review

Information for individuals and organizations seeking to determine what level of environmental review is appropriate for their projects and basic guidance for conducting whatever review is necessary to comply with all HUD environmental review requirements.

24 CFR Part 58–Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities and other relevant federal regulations for environmental review:


Information about state of Oregon laws and policies for public contracting.

Community Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder Site. This site can be used to obtain population, housing, economic, and geographic data:
Portland State University Population Research Center. This site provides census and other information on the population of Oregon and patterns of past, current and projected future populations in Oregon and of the implications of such patterns for key issues facing Oregon.

Nonprofit Organizations

Fair Housing Council of Oregon.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is a statewide civil rights organization whose mission is to eliminate housing discrimination through enforcement and education. FHCO is a nonprofit corporation, not a governmental agency. Fair Housing requirements result from a set of federal, state and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination. Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on a person's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (children in the household under age 18, anticipated presence of children through adoption, pregnancy etc., or physical or mental disability. State law covers marital status, source of income and local ordinances in some cities also protect age, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Fair Contracting Foundation.
The Fair Contracting Foundation (FCF) is a nonprofit labor/management corporation dedicated to fairness in public works construction. The FCF works to educate contractors and grant-awarding agencies about state and federal wage laws, and to promote compliance with those laws. It is FCF's philosophy that with a knowledge of the law and a commitment to fairness, both agencies and contractors can be assured that public works projects are awarded fairly, completed smoothly with the highest standard of quality, and constructed in compliance with the law.