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Video: Opportunity Village Eugene on MSNBC, 5 min

Opportunity Village turns 1 year old—and looks forward to the next!
Opportunity Village turned one year old at the end of August! The micro-housing community has provided a home to more than 60 people for various lengths of time since opening.
A nice video on the village by MSNBC. What's it like living in a 6 X 10 home\\\?
The City of Eugene gave the village a one-year lease. Largely self-governing, the villagers meet weekly.


Check out the video below to see what we have been up to the past year, and how it all came together:



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Low Income Housing Tax Credits 25.Jan.2015 03:44


2-3 million units were created through Low Income Housing Tax Credits, a federal program that can make all the difference between housing and dreaming. Cities and counties need political will and love and passion for the future. For centuries or decades myths were handed down about lifting yourself by your bootstraps, markets tending to equilibrium, supply always meeting demand, corporations as suffering servants, homelessness as voluntarily chosen etc.

The state must act when the private sector sits on $2-3 trillion, when $3-5 trillion is stashed in tax havens and when the corporate share in federal revenue has fallen from 40% in the 1960s to 11% in 2013. When the state creates housing with tax credits, it creates public spirit and trust between the generations. The state becomes active and caring, not activating and punishing. In Vancouver BC, you can immediately feel the wonder of public spirit thanks to their cradle-to-grave health insurance.

 link to portal.hud.gov