Feb. 2, 2019 — The Florence Area Community Coalition will have Luis Mendoza as its speaker at the monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Bromley Room of the Siuslaw Public Library, 1460 Ninth St. in Florence.
Mendoza is the supervisor of the Lane County Asset Building team of NEDCO. He will provide information about the NEDCO-City of Florence partnership to develop a cottage cluster of homes using the community land trust model at the old Senior Center site on Airport Road. The project will cluster small homes around a common space shared by the entire development.
The current plan proposes 12 homes, a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, which will be for sale to households with incomes below 80 percent area median income. The development will use the land trust model to ensure long-term affordability for buyers with low incomes.
Land trusts are a unique form of home ownership, which have been successfully used around the nation, where the land itself is legally separated from the structures and held in trust by a nonprofit (NEDCO). For more information, see www.ci.florence.or.us/economicdevelopment/airport-road-affordable-housing-project.
When Mendoza isn’t helping lead the team of counselors who support clients on their path to financial stability and homeownership, he enjoys spending time with his wife, four kids and a giant lazy Great Dane.
The Florence Area Community Coalition hosts monthly meetings to bring information to the community about projects, opportunities and happenings. FACC also hosts an annual Volunteer Appreciation Event to honor the many volunteers who make our community wonderful.
FACC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to community building, education, and networking. Community members can join FACC or donate.
For more information, visit www.florenceareacc.org or call 541-999-2927.