A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Hub City Village: Completion in sight

Written June 11th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Hub City Village isn’t finished yet, but it is getting close.

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: When it aims to be done

Written June 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Now that construction on Hub City Village has started, when will this planned unit development of 27 small houses in Albany be ready for otherwise homeless people to move in?

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.

Homeless village drops bid for Hazelwood Park

Written September 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The group planning to build a village of tiny houses for the homeless has withdrawn its offer to buy Albany’s Hazelwood Park for its project even though the offer is still listed on the city council’s agenda for Wednesday night.

Dark topic on a sunny day: On homelessness

Written July 29th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

By definition, ending homelessness means having people find a roof over their heads. But as Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa has learned over more than 20 years as a volunteer working on housing, this is far more challenging than just providing a roof.

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