Tour of East Blair Housing Cooperative

Springfield/Eugene MicroDwellers
Springfield/Eugene MicroDwellers
Public group

East Blair Housing Co-Op

940 W 4th Ave · Eugene, OR

How to find us

Meet at front parking lot. I'll be wearing my bright pink cap.

Location image of event venue

Details

EBHC's mission is to provide affordable housing to people who earn a low income or who experience other barriers to housing. Members pay a "carrying charge" each month to EBHC far below HUD rental amounts, and are required to work a certain number of hours each quarter to help run the co-op. EBHC had a 2BR open recently; rent was $681/mo.

The co-op is composed of 23 units. The 2 smallest units are 528sf. Most are 1 & 2 BR, but there is one 3 BR and one 4 BR house. There are a number of townhouses and a few standalone houses, as well as a community space, loads of gardens, community firepits, and a sauna. The 1BRs are about 600sf, the 2 BRs about 870sf.

To get on emailing list for future vacancies: http://www.eastblairhousingcooperative.org/Home/application.

This tour is organized by Jan Spencer in conjunction with the Community Resilience Festival. (Full schedule and more tours: http://riverroadco.org/community-resilience-festival.)

Meet at front parking lot for the tour, which will include the community house, many shared amenities, a parking lot converted to social space and food production, and garden spaces. Social and co-op management features of interest will also be discussed. (It's not clear if any individual apartments are on the tour.)

Pretty photos: https://www.willardcdixon.com/east-blair-housing-co-op
Website & history: http://www.eastblairhousingcooperative.org/Home/history

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NOTE: This tour will be preceded by an 11am bike tour (cars can follow behind) of six sustainable sites in the Horn Lane/River Road area, including Dharmalaya (www.dharmalaya.org). The 11am tour will begin & end at Rosetta Park, Benjamin and Evergreen. We've made a separate event for that one.
Lovely 3-minute video of Dharmalaya (with Rob Bolman cameo): https://vimeo.com/130938596