SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – St. Vincent De Paul broke ground Monday on a new affordable housing project in downtown Springfield.

It’s called the Myrtlewood, located on 11th and Main Street, and it is mostly for individuals earning less than half of the median income for our area.

That would be a single person making around $20,000 or less. Some of the units are also for people with disabilities.

All in all, the four-story building will have 35 units.

In Lane County, there’s not enough affordable housing to go around, so St. Vincent De Paul’s Paul Neville says they’re continuously trying to chip away at the issue.

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