The Homes for Good Open Rental Listing has been updated as of 09-07-2023. Homes for Good creates the Open Rental
Listing on a monthly basis as a resource to community members searching for housing options in Lane County.
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“The Oregon Housing Stability Council approved $103.5 million in Local Innovation Fast Track (LIFT) funding to go to 10 affordable housing developments across the state. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) will provide 646 additional homes with these developments for individuals and households living on low incomes. Half of the funded projects will be built in rural communities and half in urban areas.” One of the awardees is Ollie Court in Eugene, receiving $11.3 million.
This award of LIFT funds and 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits from OHCS represents the final piece of our funding package after generous contributions from the City of Eugene and State of Oregon and ensures that this project will be able to break ground in summer 2024.Read the Full Announcement Here
Every year Homes for Good is required to submit an Annual Plan to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This includes updates to policy documents, which are the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP) for Public Housing and the Administrative Plan for Section 8. Homes for Good Housing Agency is preparing its first Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement to the Public Housing Authority (PHA)Annual Plan (the “Supplement”) for submission to HUD. The MTW program gives Homes for Good specific funding and programmatic flexibilities. The Supplement describes the ways in which Homes for Good plans to use its MTW flexibilities in the Fiscal Year starting October 1, 2023.
Read the Full Communication:https://mailchi.mp/35cc110feb23/provide-feedback-on-our-annual-pha-plan... >>
Read the "Small Book":https://www.homesforgood.org/documents/files/plans-reports-policies... >>
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Quote: Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding Oregon nonprofits, state, and local governments $49,970,799 through the Continuum of Care Program to support efforts across the state to address homelessness and promote access for individuals and families facing homelessness to resources and programs.Read the Press Release Here >>
Yesterday February 14th, 2023, the Eugene HOME Consortium officially awarded Homes for Good the former Naval Reserve site located on 13th Ave and Chambers in Eugene.
Homes for Good is proud to partner with Head Start of Lane County and Early Childhood CARES to develop an innovative model for housing that will co-locate 81 units of new Affordable Housing with an Early Learning Center to address the need for affordable housing and affordable childcare in our community. A mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units will accommodate households large and small. The site is zoned Public Land (PL) and is currently owned by the City of Eugene. Homes for Good has been granted the right to develop affordable housing and an Early Learning Center at this site through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP). The development will consist of two four-story buildings centered around community green space and ample parking for residents.Learn More Here >>
Quote: This year, the county contributed to the opening of three new housing complexes: The Navigation Center, a 72-bed low-barrier shelter; the Shankle Brooklyn Street Shelter for chronically homeless people; and Homes for Good’s permanent supportive housing The Nel.
Quote: New downtown affordable housing opens thanks to both a private developer and public funding
Quote: In the last three years, 235 housing units built or renovated by Homes for Good have met the high energy standards of Earth Advantage—a Portland organization working to create an informed and humane residential marketplace, with a focus on the climate’s impacts of housing.
This year, The Homes for Good Foundation will give out a total of five $1,000 scholarships to Homes for Good residents.
This scholarship can go towards college or a vocational program. So far this year we have awarded three scholarships, with applications for a second cycle of applications due October 26th, 2022.
Congrats Karin and Elizabeth!
Karin has been studying ceramics for the past five years at a local pottery studio, and is now taking pottery and business classes at Lane Community College to continue learning her craft. Elizabeth is currently a caregiver, and will be beginning a master’s program in Psychology at the University of Phoenix this spring.
Congrats to Mary-Catherine on Her Second Year Scholarship Award
In addition to these two scholarships, 2021 scholarship awardee Mary-Catherine received her second-year scholarship award.
“The first semester of college was rough and still felt very much like high school, but during breaks all I could do was think about returning to school to see my friends. Second semester of college was amazing and I can't wait for the new year to start.” – Mary-Catherine, 2nd year scholarship recipient
2022 National NAHRO Merit Awards
Homes for Good was recognized at NAHRO's annual conference in San Diego, and received four National Merit Awards.
"The NAHRO Agency Awards Program was created to give national recognition to the achievement and innovation of NAHRO agency/organizational members throughout the country; to provide additional opportunities to inform the public of the best in housing and community development; and to create a resource bank of information on significant, innovative activities performed by housing and redevelopment agencies and community development departments." (Quote from NAHRO).
Homes for Good received the following awards:
- In the Category of Resident and Client Services, for The Art Initiative
- In the Category of Affordable Housing, for The Keystone
- In the Category of Affordable Housing, for The Commons on MLK
- In the Category of Community Revitalization, for Market District Commons
Housing Oregon Strides for Equity Award
Homes for Good was recognized at Housing Oregon's Award Gala on September 28th, and received the Strides for Equity Award for "The Art Initiative"
The Strides for Equity Award Recognizes the many different ways our members across the state embrace diverse populations in their communities and ensure that prosperity is a tide that lifts all boats.
"In 2020, Homes for Good implemented the Art Initiative to incorporate art into affordable housing developments with the goal to connect the people served by their housing programs with art in community spaces. Competitive Requests For Proposals has resulted in installations at The Commons on MLK, Market District Commons, and The Nel. RFPs have preference points for local artists, members of the BIPOC community, former and/ or current residents, and people with low incomes as defined by HUD. A scoring criterion for Trauma Informed Design (TID) principles is included. One of the artists, Vietnam born Uyen-thi Nguyen, notes her love for community brought her to volunteer on nonprofit boards and with local arts organizations, and teach youth arts programs industries and later started her own business in Cottage Grove, Oregon."
Read more about the award here.
Quote: Wakan Alferez, the county's supportive housing director, says these projects are a big priority for Lane County. "When we think about just the increasing rate of unhoused folk in the community, and we think about how we are going to address that, permanent supportive housing is a super critical piece in that puzzle," she said.
Quote: On Monday, Oregon and Eugene announced they will join House America, an initiative under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Quote: “We know that housing and health supportive services can help people heal,” Jacob Fox, Executive Director of Homes for Good, said. “That’s why buildings like this are a responsible investment for our community.”
Quote: Executive Director Jacob Fox explains why they’re building these housing communities. “There are thousands of people experiencing chronic homelessness and that’s why Homes for Good takes its role so seriously,” said Fox. “And so that more people experiencing chronic homelessness have a safe home to live in and heal and grow as humans.”
Lane County and Homes for Good will be accepting pre-applications for referrals to the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Wait List starting Tuesday July 13th, 2021 at 9:00am PT.
EHV is a new program created through the American Rescue Plan Act. EHVs are tenant based vouchers that can be used in a variety of housing in the community. An EHV voucher is very much like a Section 8 Housing Choice voucher (HCV) in that the subsidy stays with the tenant, tenant pays a portion of the rent and Homes for Good pays a portion of the rent and the landlord will need to approve the tenant. EHVs follow the same procedures for tenancy as the regular Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Participants are responsible for finding a suitable unit that: (1) Has a gross rent amount that falls within the determined rent limits and (2) Can pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection.
Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) are specifically designed for households who are:
- At Risk of Homelessness;
- Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking;
- Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.