On January 24, 2022, the Eugene City Council approved the Housing Implementation Pipeline (HIP), a document outlining key goals and actions to increase housing stability and accessibility over the next five years in Eugene.
The HIP included goals related to making City-owned property on 13th Avenue east of Chambers, also known as the Naval Reserve site, available in the fall of 2022 for affordable housing development through the federal HOME request for proposal (RFP) process that happens annually each fall.
Appendix D of the HIP provides the potential timing and use for redevelopment of City-Owned Land for Housing. The site on 13th near Chambers is the first site on the list.
2022 Housing Request for Proposals
Homes for Good Housing Agency's project proposal called Naval Reserve Apartments and Early Learning Center (now called Ollie Court) was tentatively awarded the property by City Council in early 2023, pending completion of project financing. Homes for Good was also awarded $735,000 in City Fee Assistance for systems development charges and building permit fees, and was awarded over $2.2 million in HOME funds by the Eugene-Springfield HOME Consortium Governing Board. The proposed project is to build 80 units of affordable rental housing, common area and an early learning center. The housing would serve very low income households and the early learning center would serve residents and non-residents. Please see more project details in the Naval Reserve Apartments development application for HOME funds.
Homes for Good will apply for Oregon Housing and Community Development resources and other resources to complete financing for the development. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2024.