The City Council’s 2016 Strategic Goals & Objectives articulate the following:
- Goal: Facilitate Sustainable, Manageable Growth
- Objective 6: Create and sustain a city of diverse neighborhoods where all residents can find and afford the values and lifestyles they seek.
Housing Resources - Community Partners
The City of Grants Pass does not have a separate Housing Department, and does not currently have a primary function of owning or operating affordable housing. The Housing Resources Directory provides a description and contact information for state and local partners who provide services related to affordable housing, homeowner/homebuyer assistance and classes, weatherization, homelessness services, and other assistance.
City of Grants Pass
The City performs several important functions related to housing and residential development.
- Fair Housing. Through its commitment to affirmatively further fair housing, the City supports equal opportunity in housing. The Fair Housing page has information about Fair Housing Resources and how to file a Fair Housing Complaint.
- Growth Management: Through long-range planning and growth management, and implementation of those plans, the city ensures there is an adequate supply of buildable land with residential and mixed-use zoning within the Urban Growth Boundary to provide opportunities for needed housing units at different price levels and rent levels, with opportunities for a variety of housing locations, types, and densities. The City strives to plan for livable neighborhoods that provide a high-quality of life for citizens, with safe and convenient access to community amenities, shopping, services, and workplaces. The development review and building permit processes ensure new residential development is safe and meets community standards.
- Consolidated Planning. Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and related work, the city develops a Consolidated Plan which includes actions designed to identify and overcome barriers to affordable housing and fair housing, and to facilitate work with community partners to address homelessness. The Consolidated Plan also addresses non-housing community development needs that primarily benefit low and moderate income households, including items such as public investments, youth life-skills training and technical assistance and training for small businesses.
- Development Incentives. The City offers incentives to encourage investment for a vibrant downtown, including upper-story residential use of existing buildings new mixed-use development.
Healthy Homes & Lead-Based Paint Resources
Healthy Homes Programs addresses multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home. These initiatives take a comprehensive approach to these activities by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time.
These programs address a variety of environmental health and safety concerns including: mold, lead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, and radon.
HUD’s Healthy Homes Initiative
CDC’s Healthy Homes Initiative
National Healthy Homes Partnership
National Center for Healthy Housing
US Environmental Protection Agency