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Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:28 AM

Old Salem State Hospital building to become affordable housing

SALEM - One of the historical buildings at Oregon State Hospital’s mostly vacant north campus could soon become affordable housing.

The Housing Authority of Salem has reach a conditional sales agreement with the state to buy Yaquina Hall and convert it into up to 50 apartments.

“We are pretty excited about it,” said Andy Wilch, executive director of the Housing Authority of Salem.

The housing authority plans to use federal low-income tax credits and historic tax credits to finance renovation and construction of the building, which was constructed in 1947 as a nurses’ dormitory.

Read more: http://www.pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/329661-209477-old-salem-state-hospital-building-to-become-affordable-housing

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Mon Oct 31, 2016, 03:08 AM

1. Good for them!

Too many old loft buildings, warehouses, factories, and other non residential abandoned buildings in Boston got turned into yuppie hutches with exposed brick walls and oil soaked subflooring.

It's good to see housing being built for people who need to be housed.

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