Community excited for new neighbors

A South Eugene neighborhood is preparing to welcome new neighbors to the block.

Posted: Tue Jan 02 19:26:58 PST 2018
Updated: Tue Jan 02 19:26:59 PST 2018

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they didn't focus on the past -- but on the future. crossfire family worship center in south eugene is now owned by st. vincent de paul. with new ownership comes a change in venue -- the conversion of the church into apartments for homeless families. kezi 9 news reporter jeanette quezada is live in the studio with the community's thoughts on the new neighbhors. jeanette? that's right matt -- a builidng that was once a place of worship will now be a home for dozens of families who don't have one. catiana lightdancer lives near amazon drive and fox hollow road in south eugene ... just a few feet from the crossfire family worship center. under new ownership the church will soon be home to dozens of families who right now live at the eugene mission. sot : "most people on this block are really supportive." recently... saint vincent de paul purchased the building ... using a donation from an anonymous donor. sot :"they offered to give us $2 million dollars to help us acquire the church and to get us started on pre-development and development costs." neville says the church will be turned into 19 apartments as well as house a child day care program. next door... margie kirkpatrick says she's excited about the project. sot : "i think it will take too many cookies to welcome everyone that's going to be over there. basically we were just going to introduce ourselves and saywhat can we do how can we help?" sot : "yeah! this is a great way to kick off the year, yeah!" the entire project is expected to be completed by spring of 2019. live in the studio, jeanette quezada, kezi 9 news. many people
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