Opened in late November 2021, Iris Place is St. Vincent de Paul’s newest affordable-housing property in Eugene, Ore. Set in the heart of the River Road neighborhood, the thoughtfully and sustainably designed complex includes 53 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for qualifying low-income individuals and families.

Built with an emphasis on energy efficiency, resiliency, community — and long-term affordability and stability for tenants — Iris Place represents a responsible type of development needed now more than ever to address the escalating housing availability crisis for low-income renters. This innovative and collaborative project brought together SVdP, the City of Eugene, River Road area neighbors, and a variety of funding partners to boost the city’s inventory of quality affordable housing.

In the video above, take an inside-and-out tour (including some beautiful birds-eye views) of the newly completed Iris Place and hear insights on the project from SVdP Executive Director Terry McDonald, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, City Councilor Claire Syrett, and members of the River Road Community Organization.