Veterans' Issues
7:19 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Housing Opportunities For Veterans Expand In Eugene

Affordable housing options are expanding for veterans in Eugene.  The Veterans’ Housing Project just purchased their sixth rental house, thanks to a major donation.

A single family home in the River Road area will soon be available for rent by local vets returning from overseas deployment.  The Veterans’ Housing Project was able to purchase the property thanks to a $75,000 donation from Northwest Community Credit Union.  

But the house is a fixer, according to Project Chair Jon Ruiz.

A donation from Northwest Community Credit Union allowed the Veterans' Housing Project to purchase this property in the River Road area.
A donation from Northwest Community Credit Union allowed the Veterans' Housing Project to purchase this property in the River Road area.
Credit Veterans' Housing Project

Ruiz: “It needs some work, which is part of what we want because then it allows the community to get involved in a variety of ways.  It’s a home in a neighborhood that as we rehab the house, it will continue to add viability.”

Ruiz says in a few months, it should be move-in ready.  The idea is to give low-income veterans and their families a low-rent situation and time and time to get their finances in order to transition into permanent housing.