Governor Kate Brown Speaks On Importance Of Affordable Housing During Visit To Eugene

Aug 10, 2018

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Governor Kate Brown stopped in Eugene today to speak on the importance of affordable housing in Oregon. 

Governor Brown took a tour and spoke with residents at Bascom Village, a Eugene affordable housing complex completed in 2016.

Her visit comes after an announcement from Oregon Housing and Community Services that 796 affordable homes will receive funding for development this year. These are places designed for veterans, those making half of the area’s median income and those who are developmentally disabled.

Governor Brown says the Oregon economy is continuing to flourish, but that the expansion means some growing pains.

“When we can do this for 103 families, a community grows stronger. When we can do this in every community, our entire state prospers. And Bascom Village is a great example of the kind of project we need more of in Oregon.”

Among these is Eugene’s Market District Commons, a 50 unit complex from Homes for Good that will begin construction later this year.

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