plans to apply for a new round of the tax credits in January.
, the second largest housing authority in Oregon, provides housing, and in some cases supportive services, to more than 5,000 Lane County families.
wants a one-year extension from Lane County commissioners to start building its 50-unit low-rent apartment complex at Oak Street and East Sixth Avenue, HACSA
Real Estate Development Director Steve Ochs said.
building plan includes ground-floor retail space that HACSA
would own and that would be managed by Obie's real estate firm.
eventually plans to sell its 10,000-square-foot Eugene headquarters next to Alton Baker Park, which the Lane County Assessor's Office last year gave a $1.
The operating cost is so high because HACSA
, rather than tenants, would pay for all utilities, plus higher repairs and maintenance.
Vincent de Paul of Lane County, while The Oaks at 14th, a soon-to-open complex in west Eugene for men recently released from jail or prison, is a collaboration among HACSA
, Sponsors Inc.
Under the existing deal, Obie and HACSA
have lease options in place that will expire in December 2017.
Obie and HACSA
were alone in responding to the county's request for proposals, and a survey of potential developers found that many had stayed on the sidelines at least partly because they were nervous about investing in property they wouldn't own outright.
Asking Obie's Market District and HACSA
to waive their lease options "may open a conversation of what compensation (from the county) they want to do that," Bozievich said.
But in letters they sent to the county this fall, Obie and HACSA
said they now would rather buy their respective plots from the county outright.
Later in 2012, HACSA
announced a conditional deal to buy the North Brooklyn Street site from the property's owner, Eugene resident Dale Foster.