New housing project in development to help mental health and homelessness


EUGENE, Ore. - The county is working on another housing project, this one addressing mental health and homelessness.

Lane County transferred land along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Homes for Good, an affordable housing agency.

They will be developing a 51-unit permanent supportive housing project. The county is asking Homes for Good to oversee the construction.

“That site was the best site for the building that would provide housing first opportunities because it's in direct proximity to the behavioral health building,” said Jacob Fox, the executive director for Homes for Good. “So folks can live in the building and receive services right next door.”

Homes for Good hopes to secure local, state and federal funding for the project.

They hope to begin construction next year.

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