On January 24, 2022, the Eugene City Council approved the Housing Implementation Pipeline (HIP), a document outlining key goals and actions to increase housing stability and accessibility over the next five years in Eugene.
The HIP included goals related to making City-owned property on 13th Avenue east of Chambers, also known as the Naval Reserve site, available in the fall of 2022 for affordable housing development through the federal HOME request for proposal (RFP) process that happens annually each fall.
Appendix D of the HIP provides the potential timing and use for redevelopment of City-Owned Land for Housing. The site on 13th near Chambers is the first site on the list.
Next Steps - 2022 Housing Request for Proposals
The cities of Eugene and Springfield will consider the use of federal HOME Investment Partnership Program funds for two proposals for affordable rental housing development, including development of the site on 13th and Chambers.
Naval Reserve Apartments. Homes for Good requested $3 million in HOME funds and the City of Eugene-owned property on 13th Avenue (the former Naval Reserve site) to build 80 units of affordable rental housing and an early learning center. The housing would serve very low income households and the early learning center would serve residents and non-residents.
An Evaluation Committee will review and score the proposals and forward scores to the applicable City Council and Eugene-Springfield Governing Board to make the final funding decisions.
A Public hearing will be conducted at the Evaluation Committee meeting. The Evaluation Committee is scheduled for: Wednesday December 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
The Evaluation Committee will meet virtually on Zoom. Meeting ID: 867 8949 0472 and Passcode HOMERFP22 or connect by phone at 1-877-853-5257 (Toll Free). Springfield Apartments will be discussed first then Naval Reserve Apartments. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on December 19th. Send to: Ellen Meyi-Galloway, 99 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, 97401 or by email.