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October Named Housing America Month

EUGENE, Ore. — Mayor Kitty Piercy will announce October 2012 as “Housing America Month” at an affordable housing photo exhibit, Monday night. The name is to encourage citizens to recommit themselves to the affordable housing and community development needs.

A photo exhibit, sharing affordable housing development sites around Eugene, will be available for viewing at the Eugene Public Library at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 8. All photos are of affordable housing developed by the Housing And Community Services Agency (HACSA) of Lane County, Metropolitan Affordable Housing, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County and ShelterCare.

The photos exhibit high-quality appearance, construction and management of critical affordable housing developments which add to the vitality of local neighborhoods.

Through the Land Acquisition for Affordable Housing Program, the City of Eugene acquires land suitable for development and partners with non-profits to develop housing for low-income persons.  Nearly 90 acres have been bought using federal and local funds since the city’s first purchase in 1979. Over 770 affordable housing units have been developed in Eugene and another 155 units are in progress.

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