Third Street Commons

The Future Third Street Commons Permanent Supportive Housing Project

  • 47 units of Permanent Supportive Housing located on a 1.33 acres site owned by CHF south of downtown Corvallis and Oregon State University.
  • Development to include:
    • 6 studio bedroom units (310-315 sq ft)
    • 41 one bedroom units (550 sq ft)
  • Community space and offices for partner services
  • Rental subsidy will be provided to all 46 units, all residents will be regular renters with a lease
  • Services funding ($10,000 per door per year)
  • Residents pay 27% of income towards rent
  • Resident and case management services provided on site, as well as medical and behavioral health services offered by partners
  • Managed by third-party professional property management
  • Partnerships to reach and better serve Communities of Color.
  • People who have been chronically homeless, experience a disability, are very low income often need subsidized housing with supports to stay stable in housing.
  • People of color disproportionally experience homelessness and housing discrimination in our community.
  • From 2020 to 2022, Benton County “Point in Time” count of homeless individuals increased from 248 to 293 – about 40% are chronically homeless. Total numbers of people experiencing homelessness are likely higher.
  • There is currently no housing of this type in our community.
  • Corvallis was Oregon’s #1 rent burdened community in 2022, 37% of pay more than 50% of income for rent.
  • Section 8 utilization is low in our community because of low vacancy, high costs
  • Safety: No interior hallways, all resident units open to the outside, 24/7 staffing
  • Choice: Smaller scale buildings, options for transitioning between spaces, multiple spaces for laundry, smoking, other activities
  • Collaboration: Based on focus groups, areas for resident and community gathering
  • Trustworthiness: Services and admin offices separated from resident areas
  • Empowerment: All service offices and residences accessible via elevator connected to walkways

HUD CPF (Congressional Appropriation)

State of Oregon (Legislative Appropriation, State Lottery Bond)

Oregon Housing and Community Services PSH program capital funds

City of Corvallis HOME ARP

City of Corvallis Construction Excise Tax

Linn Benton Housing Authority

Business Oregon

City of Corvallis HOME (pending approval)

Oregon MEP program (energy efficiency)

Third Street Commons as Non-congregate Shelter

This site, originally known as the Budget Inn, was purchased through the Project Turnkey program, funded by the
Oregon Community Foundation and the State of Oregon to address the need for non-congregate shelter spaces for
people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. Since opening in 2021, the site has been operated by Unity
Shelter, who have served over a hundred people, with a focus on serving people of color, LGBTQ+, and those with
significant vulnerability due to physical or mental health conditions or substance use disorders. The current buildings
will be demolished making way for the new project, with construction starting in late 2024.

Partners and Development Team

CHF is proud to be working with Third Street Commons residents,
and the following partners and development team members:

City of Corvallis

Community Health Clinics of Linn and Benton Counties

NAACP of Linn and Benton County

Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center

Project Help

Casa Unidos Latinos

Community Outreach Inc.

Community Services Consortium

Samaritan Health Services

Benton County