Overview of Housing Options
Agency Owned and Managed Housing:Homes for Good offers clean, safe, and affordable publicly owned housing units for low-income families, people with disabilities, and the elderly. Eligibility is based on income and family size.
- One and two-bedroom units for seniors and people with disabilities can be found in Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Veneta, Cottage Grove, Creswell, and Florence.
- Two, three, and four-bedroom units for families of two or more people can be found in Eugene, Springfield, Veneta, and Florence.
At many of the properties managed by Homes for Good, the rent is adjusted based on your income. At these properties you would pay 30% of your allowable gross income toward rent and utilities.
- Firwood Apartments offers one and two-bedroom units in Eugene.
- Village Oaks offers one, two and three-bedroom units in Eugene.
- See listing of homes here.
Homes for Good will provide the same quality of service regardless of family characteristics and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.
Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program Rental Assistance
There is more demand for low-income housing than Homes for Good can provide on its own. That’s where Section 8, which is sometimes called the Housing Choice Voucher Program, comes in. If you qualify for Section 8 funds, you receive a voucher that pays for a portion of your rent at a home owned by a private landlord. The voucher stands in for cash as long as the rent amount is appropriate and the housing unit passes a Housing Quality Standard (HQS) inspection performed by Homes for Good. The amount of the voucher is set so you will pay approximately 30% of your adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. With certain restrictions, Homes for Good will pay the landlord the approximate difference between the tenant contribution and the full rental cost. Learn more about Section 8 by clicking here .
Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program
EHV is a program created in 2021 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 voucher 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.
Housing Choice Project Based Voucher (PBV) Program
In addition to the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher program, Homes for Good offers the Project Based Voucher program as a rental assistance resource. While Project Based Vouchers are part of the Housing Choice Voucher program, there are some key differences. Section 8 voucher holders are responsible for finding a dwelling to use their rent assistance subsidy at, while Project Based Vouchers are tied to specific units. After living in a Project Based Voucher subsidized unit for 12 months, you can apply to have your subsidy converted to a Section 8 voucher and move to a dwelling of your choice. The voucher subsidy is set so you will pay 30% of your adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. With certain restrictions, Homes for Good will pay the landlord the approximate difference between the tenant contribution and the full rental cost.
Homes for Good-Owned Third Party-Managed Housing
A number of the affordable housing complexes that Homes for Good owns are managed by a Homes for Good-contracted property management firm. Each of these complexes keeps their own waiting list and renters pay their rent directly to the property management firm. Some offer units where the rent amount is based on your income, while others offer units at a fixed, reduced rate that is lower than the current market rent. For information about vacancies, call the apartment managers directly.
Still have questions about housing options? Email us or call 541-682-3755.