- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The city of Eugene is preparing to buy land for a 50- to 60-unit low-income housing complex.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1RHqU9a ) the City Council is set to authorize spending on Monday of up to $525,000 for the 3 acres of land on River Road.

The city’s Land Acquisition for Affordable Housing Program allows the city to buy the land and donate it to developers, who then build the apartments for low-income families. The developers of the project include St. Vincent de Paul and Cornerstone Community Housing.

The land will be purchased mainly using federal grants.

Co-chairman of the River Road Community Organization, Jon Belcher, says some residents support the idea for an affordable housing complex on the property, while others would like the field to remain undeveloped.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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