The Commons on MLK
A Community project to house and support people in our community that have been homeless the longest with 51 units.
In Lane County the need to address homelessness has garnered the attention of state and local agencies, health organizations, and community leaders from all political backgrounds. The establishment of a Housing First community will meet goals outlined in the Lane County Poverty and Homelessness Board Strategic Plan and needs identified in the Community Health Improvement Plan and the Lane County Strategic Plan. In late 2016, Lane County Health & Human Services provided funding to Homes for Good Housing Agency to conduct a feasibility analysis to identify overall feasibility, timing and cost of a Housing First Project in Lane County. The analysis also included visiting several existing Housing First projects.
These initial efforts resulted in a planned 51-unit Housing First complex with an array of supportive services on Martin Luther King Blvd in Eugene, Oregon next to both Lane County Behavioral Health and Community Health Center primary health care. The project will utilize a Housing First Supported Housing model with supports available 24 hours a day through an array of on-site providers. Project funding will include a variety of sources including tax credits, federal and local funding and private grants. We are on target to begin construction in the Summer of 2019, with completion in the Fall of 2020.