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Affordable Housing Trust Fund Awards
2023 AHTF Awards
The Eugene City Council approved the use of $1.2 million in Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF) to support three low-income housing developments that applied for the funds in 2023.
- $552,650 was awarded to Homes for Good Housing Agency for The Coleman, a new mixed-used three-story development in partnership with Sponsors Inc. that will provide 38 apartments and on-site support services to people with conviction histories. The land for the development, at Highway 99 and Roosevelt, was donated by Lane County and is located across the street from Sponsors’ Roosevelt Crossing transitional housing community. The building will include Sponsors’ Re-entry Resource Center, offices, and meeting rooms, providing services to people living on-site, as well as for clients in the community. The project will also receive $470,847 in City Fee Assistance. Construction is anticipated to start in Spring of 2024 and occupancy would begin in 2025.
- $383,434 was awarded to Homes for Good Housing Agency for Bridges on Broadway, which will convert the four story, former Red Lion Hotel, located at 599 East Broadway in downtown Eugene, into a 56-unit Permanent Supportive Housing apartment community serving people experiencing chronic homelessness, including individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorder. Residents will receive support services to help them maintain stable housing. The project will also receive $173,590 in City Fee Assistance. Construction is anticipated to start in Spring of 2024 and occupancy would begin in 2025.
- $321,528 was awarded to Cultivate Inc. for the Grant Street Grow Homes, four new homeownership homes in the Far West Neighborhood. The four new homes would be built in the backyard area of an existing home and would be available for purchase by low-income households. Three of the new homes would be one bedroom, one-bathroom homes with ability to ‘grow’ to become three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in the future. The fourth home will be ground level and fully accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The project will also receive $58,472 in City Fee Assistance. Construction is expected to start in early 2024 and occupancy would occur by 2025.
Project developers applied for the AHTF through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process. Proposals were reviewed, scored, and ranked by community members on the AHTF Advisory Committee. That recommendation was shared with the Eugene City Council, who makes final decisions for AHTF awards.
- Bridges on Broadway by Homes for Good (PDF)
- The Coleman by Homes for Good (PDF)
- Grant Street Grow Homes by Cultivate Inc. (PDF)
2022 AHTF Awards
The Eugene City Council approved the use of Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF) to support two low-income housing projects that applied for the funds in 2022.
- $670,000 was awarded to SquareOne Villages for Peace Village, a new development of 70 owner-occupied tiny homes for low-income households located on River Road. The project combines the use of a community land trust with a limited equity cooperative housing model. SquareOne retains ownership of land to preserve long-term affordability and residents collectively own their housing and build equity over time. The tiny homes will be built on property that was previously owned by Peace Presbyterian Church. The existing church buildings will also be used as common facilities with community kitchen, meeting and administrative space, and laundry. Construction is expected to begin later this year.
- $350,000 was awarded to St. Vincent De Paul Society of Lane County, Inc. (SVdP) for Green Lane Veteran’s Housing, a new development of 10 units of transitional housing for veterans experiencing homelessness on Green Lane. The project is a partnership with the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs Grant and Per Diem Program. On-site resident services, including case management, will be included as part of the project with the goal of connecting residents to services and benefits, increasing incomes and supporting the transition to permanent, stable housing. Construction is expected to begin next year.