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Wyden: Low-cost housing not a bridge too far 

SPRINGFIELD – While Eugene recently hosted Democratic Party luminaries Senators Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley and retiring Representative Peter DeFazio, Springfield also enjoyed an audience with a political heavyweight as Senator Ron Wyden made an appearance at Hayden Bridge Landing to tout affordable housing solutions.

Wyden is an affordable housing champion and recently co-sponsored legislation to allow state and local governments to use Coronavirus fiscal recovery funds to make long-term loans to affordable housing developments.

The site of Wyden’s visit, Hayden Bridge Landing, opened last year and includes 12 residential buildings and one . . .