New affordable homes, planned for a former City landbank site, could receive a $100,000 grant from EWEB to make them as energy efficient as possible. Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County (HACSA) and the Neighborhood Economic Development Organization (NEDCO) are partnering to develop 20 new energy efficient single-family homes that will be available to first time home buyers of modest means. The development is located on Hatton Avenue in northwest Eugene, a landbank site the City transferred to HACSA in 2005 to support the development of affordable housing.
The Greenpower Grant supports renewable energy usage in our community. If awarded, it would fund the installation of renewable solar hot water systems in each of the twenty homes helping first-time homeowners save money by reducing their out of pocket expenses on utilities.
Greenpower ballots are mailed out to Greenpower customers in early April, and EWEB will announce the winner of the grant at Eugene’s Earth Day event on April 20th.