SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- St. Vincent de Paul’s Myrtlewood affordable housing project is now open in Springfield.
There are 35 new homes for people with low incomes. Eight units in the four-story building are designated for people with developmental disabilities.
The complex includes a community room, onsite laundry and a courtyard with a garden. It’s also about a half mile from Springfield City Hall, the library and city transit, making those easy for tenants to access.
“We’re happy to be able to help alleviate that crisis in a little way,” Housing Development Director Kristen Karle said. "There are 35 one-bedroom apartments here, and we had over 300 people sign up for the waiting list in less than two weeks. So, even though we’re providing units, we need much, much more to meet the need in this community.”
The project has received Earth Advantage gold certification for its design features, which include energy-efficient windows and ENERGY STAR-rated appliances.
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