People Line Up For Eugene's Bascom Village Affordable Housing Project

Jul 6, 2015

The waiting list for a new affordable housing complex in north Eugene opened Monday morning. According to Saint Vincent de Paul's Executive Director, people started camping out Sunday to be first in line for Bascom Village.

Bascom Village under construction.
Credit St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County

St Vinnie's Terry McDonald says in the 25 years his agency has been in the affordable housing business he's never seen such demand.

McDonald:  "What I'm feeling is that we have a situation where increasingly people that are working poor, working low-income, kind of workforce housing is just becoming unaffordable in our region."

Bascom Village will have 53 - 1 to 4 bedroom units with rents ranging from $400 to $610.

St Vinnie's expects it to be move-in ready by November 1st.

When the project was first proposed it got a lot of pushback from residents who objected to having an affordable housing complex in the Crescent Avenue neighborhood of North Eugene.