EUGENE, Ore. — An affordable housing group is working to not only keep people off the streets in Eugene and Springfield, but to also develop a sense of community.
Metropolitan Affordable Housing consists of nine complexes throughout Eugene and Springfield, all aimed at helping people with low or fixed incomes.
The group says all of its 4,500 units are full, and there are waiting lists at all of its complexes.
Residents at Willakenzie Crossing say the complex not only puts a roof over their heads, but it also provides a sense of community.
“My life has changed immensely here,” said resident Camille Vaden. “They have so many programs, they have extra helpings. I live on a limited income with disability, so twice a month I get all these vegetables, I get bread. It supplements what I get in SNAP.”
The community consists of veterans, people with disabilities, and families.
Metropolitan Affordable Housing says 20,000 people in the area qualify for affordable housing.