Community Services

Connecting You To ... Your City, Your Community, Your Neighbors

Mission: To strengthen ties in the community by reaching out through education, outreach and civic engagement.

Who we are: The Community Services Division is responsible for the City of Auburn's Human Services and neighborhood programs.

Important information regarding the City of Auburn's Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

The City of Auburn's Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Plan guides the city's use of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for a five year period. It describes the amount of assistance, priorities, range of activities, and estimated amount that will benefit low and moderate-income people in our community. The Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan outlines the specific programs and activities to be undertaken for the program year and the amount of funds that will be awarded to those projects. The program year for the City of Auburn begins January 1 and ends December 31. Auburn's current CDBG strategic planning documents are located below:
2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (PDF)
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (PDF)
2019 draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) (PDF)
Auburn Citizen Participation plan for CDBG Funds, revised May 2020 (PDF).

In anticipation of COVID-related resources and based on flexibility allowed by the federal CARES Act, the City of Auburn is proposing the following revision to the CDBG 2019 Annual Action Plan to incorporate CDBG-CV funds: 2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment (PDF).

Auburn Building a Diverse Community
As our community is becoming more diverse with its unique blend of cultural, ethnic, generational, religious, and economic backgrounds, we are excited to find the best ways to work together and provide equitable access to community resources.
As our community continues to expand we want to be even more proactive in maintaining inclusive activities that build bridges of common interests while maintaining respect for our unique differences.

Auburn Demographics
Here is some information about who lives in our community:

Auburn Community Needs Assessment
The City of Auburn contracted with Cloudburst Consulting in 2019 to conduct a Community Needs Assessment. The overall Assessment provides a picture of the existing state of human services within the City and an analysis on gaps in services. This information supports key Human Services and CDBG efforts in the City. Read the full Needs Assessment here.

Connecting You To Local Resources, Organizations and Services

Contact the Community Services Team
Our goal is to promote a sense of community by opening lines of communication with and between residents and Community Services staff.

If you have questions about City services, how to hold a neighborhood meeting or need help figuring out whom to talk to within the City please call the Community Services Team.

  • General office number: 253-288-3168
  • Joy Scott, Community Services Manager at 253-876-1965
  • Kyla Wright, Human Services Program Coordinator at 253-931-3096
  • Joel Asbjornsen, Housing Repair Program Coordinator at 253-931-3099
  • Erika Klyce, Neighborhood Programs Coordinator at 253-876-1988