Oregon Local News – Old Salem State Hospital building to become …

Yaquina Hall used to serve as a nurses dormitory

COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON DIGITAL - Salem's Yaquina Hall could be rebuilt into 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.

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