$3.5 million shelter housing coming to Ontario after last-ditch work by Euvalcree

Euvalcree, nonprofit community organization (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated from the version in the print edition, which went to press before these developments.

ONTARIO – An ambitious $3.5 million plan to convert the Red Lion Inn & Suites in Ontario into affordable housing fell into place at the last minute Tuesday after Ontario’s city council voted to support the project.

EUVALCREE, a community-based non-profit organization in Ontario, is in line to get a state grant to expand transitional housing in the city. One crucial condition was support from the Ontario City Council by Monday. That didn’t happen, but organization got an extension from the Oregon Community Foundation, which administers the grant, until after Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

“I’m appreciative . . .