A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Keeping track of Hub City Village

Written December 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while, bike rides around Albany take me past 241 Waverly Drive S.E., where the Creating Housing Coalition is building 27 “tiny houses” in a compound it calls Hub City Village.

Panel gets an update on Hub City Village

Written October 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Construction of Hub City Village continues apace at 241 Waverly Drive S.E., and people hoping to live there there may be interested in what the Albany Community Development Commission was told last month.

Hub City Village plans to break ground

Written June 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was four years ago, in July 2019, that I first reported on Albany’s Creating Housing Coalition and its hopes of building a community of tiny houses for people who have no place else to live. Now the group is about to start building the place.

Hub City Village’s next step: Cutting trees

Written March 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Before it can build its planned Hub City Village of tiny houses, the Creating Housing Coalition will have to clear the site of trees.

Council votes for three housing grants

Written October 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It took a year for the Albany City Council to allocate part of the $1 million the Oregon legislature gave the city to do something about homelessness or the shortage of housing that people can afford.

Council stymied in allocating housing cash

Written October 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council lacked sufficient votes Wednesday to allocate part of the $1 million the city got from the state to spend toward easing various housing problems including homelessness.

Group finds a site for its tiny-house village

Written July 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Creating Housing Coalition has let people know where it intends to build Hub City Village, its proposed community of about two dozen tiny houses for people who otherwise would likely be homeless.

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