The puzzle appeared in the recent edition of St. Vinnie’s Voice, or you can download it here. The answers are a sampling of the housing developed over the past 25 years and managed by St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County. Most complexes feature community rooms, onsite laundry facilities, energy-saving amenities like solar hot water, and Resident Services. All of St. Vinnie’s 1400 housing units are subject to income guidelines. Applications are available when the waitlist is open, as posted at and on the SVdP Facebook page.


1. Hope Loop. This series of duplexes, five in Eugene, one in Springfield, serves very-low income families, and families transitioning from homelessness.

2. Alona Place. “Alona” is not a recluse but Hebrew for “Strong as an oak.” Located in Junction City, the 40-unit Alona Place is situated around a beloved oak tree.

4. Bascom Village. Named in honor of Eugene’s first female mayor, Ruth Bascom, the 54-unit Phase I was developed by St. Vincent de Paul, Phase 2 by the Lane County Housing Authority (now Homes for Good). SVdP’s Resident Services program covers both properties.

7. We’ll leave the lights on.

8. Ash Meadows. 18 units of family housing in Springfield.

10. Ross Lane: 36 units for very low income households, two and three bedrooms, Head Start on site. Located in north Eugene.

11. Wolf Ridge. 51 units for very-low income families with Head Start on site, located in Stayton.


1. Heather Glen. 27 attractive units in Veneta, 1-3 bedrooms, energy-saving amenities, kids outdoor play area.

3. Oakwood Manor. St. Vinnie’s first and largest at 72 units, 1-3 bedrooms. Located on Oakpatch near W. 18th Ave. in Eugene.

4. Bagley Downs. This quaint collection of 30 2-bedroom units has been recycled twice: From shipyard housing in Vancouver to Eugene for UO student housing, and from its UO site to its current location at 19th and Pearl.

5. Aster Apartments. Among the last of the “HUD 202” developments, Aster provides 54 units for disabled adults and low-income seniors, never charging more than one-third of household income.

6. Corey Commons. 21 2- and 3-bedroom units in Cottage Grove.

7. Oak Terrace. 48 affordable 2- and 3-bedroom units, located adjacent to St. Vinnie’s thrift store in Florence.

9. Home of Your Own Program: Under construction for more than a decade, this multi-faceted, “sweat equity” project yielded Wetleau Estates — 18 family homes in Lowell, Oregon.