The project comes after months of talks between the social service agency, St. Vincent de Paul, and the River Road Community Organization.
It’s a $14 million development called “River Road Affordable Housing.”
The City of Eugene purchased the land south of Beltline a few years ago for this purpose.
“Publicly funded low income housing projects are built to last for the duration of the funding cycle, which is often for decades,” explains Eugene City Club member Jon Belcher. “So they are arguably better built than market-rate projects.”
“By having this interface with the neighborhood we were able to start with a platform that said this is what this neighborhood wants, this is what they will support, and this is what will make this project something that the neighborhood welcomes and keeps here,” adds St. Vincent de Paul CEO Terry McDonald.