Garrett Lee Smith Safe Haven House – Luke-Dorf received a renovation grant of $25,000 in February 2004 for a 10 unit residential facility with 24-hour staffing to provide housing and safety for people who are homeless and have a severe mental illness. Senator Gordon Smith and his wife attended the opening of the building named for their son on December 7, 2006. The house is located at 494 SE Washington in Hillsboro.
Greenburg Oaks – Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) received a renovation grant of $25,000 in April of 2005 as part of a $3.4 million extreme makeover of an 84 unit property in Tigard near SW Greenburg Road and SW 91st Avenue. For many years prior, the City identified the project as a trouble spot because of its deteriorated condition and high crime rates. At the reopening in 2006, residents expressed pride in inviting guests in for the first time.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment Facility – Luke Dorf received a $30,000 grant in October of 2007 in support of a two-story treatment home at SW Washington and SW Fifth Ave in Hillsboro, providing housing for 15 residents as well as services for those with mental illness and substance abuse disabilities. One expected result was decreased burdens on emergency rooms, public services, and the corrections system. Senator Smith again presided over the opening in November, 2007.
Merlo Station – The Tualatin Valley Housing Partners received three pre-development loans of $25,000 each over 2006 and 2007 in support of a 128 multifamily rental project on SW Merlo Road between 170th Ave and the MAX line. 25 of the 128 units were reserved for adults with developmental disabilities, including an on-site provider to help residents with shopping, cleaning, and other life skills. 88 of the units were three-bedroom apartments and 15 were four-bedroom to accommodate families. The grand opening was May 29, 2008.
Proyecto Adelante – Bienestar (then the Housing Development Corporation) received a $42,000 bridge loan in March of 2007 targeted at the rehabilitation of two multi-family properties, totaling 158 units of affordable housing, in Hillsboro, in need of significant repair and suffering gang and crime pressures. Sunset Gardens and Sierra West on 12th and 13th Avenues reopened in June, 2008, coinciding with a new beginning for Bienestar, the successor to the Housing Development Corporation.
The Knoll – Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) received a grant of $20,000 in pass-through dollars from the City of Tigard in 2008, two predevelopment loans of $25,000 in 2008 and $80,000 in 2009, and a loan guarantee of $105,000 in 2010 in support of a 48 unit sustainable, transit-oriented senior housing community in Tigard, off Pacific Highway at Hall and Hunziker. Twelve of the units are set aside for homeless veterans. The building is the first big addition to downtown since the City formed an urban renewal district in 2006. Innovative, energy-efficient design was a featured theme at the opening in April, 2011.
Juniper Gardens Apartments – Bienestar received a $20,000 predevelopment loan in January, 2010 to create 24 units of affordable housing and services for farm workers and their families in Forest Grove at 2718 Juniper Street. Along with substantial support from the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the project includes 6 two-story structures with a community building and represents phase one of multiple stages of community development on a 6.5 acre site owned by Bienestar. The grand opening is scheduled for January 17, 2013.
Brauner Brook – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity received a $36,000 land acquisition loan in October, 2008 to secure nine single-family homeownership sites in Hillsboro at 1255 SE Maple- 2 three-bedroom, 5 four-bedroom, and 2 five bedroom homes affordable to households with incomes between 30-50% MFI and mortgages estimated at about $600 per month. Construction began in June of 2012 and is expected to be completed in 2013.
Ramble Glen – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity received a $53,000 land acquisition loan in September, 2009 to secure eight single-family homeownership sites in Aloha at SW 185th and SW Farmington Road- 2 three-bedroom units and 6 four-bedroom houses affordable to households with incomes between 30-60% MFI and mortgages at $625 per month. Construction was completed in 2012.
Spruce Place – Sequoia Mental Health received two predevelopment loans, one for $25,000 in April, 2008 and the other for $50,000 in June, 2009 to assist in constructing 15 units for individuals with chronic mental illness, adjacent to treatment services in Aloha at4585 SW 185th Avenue in unincorporated Washington County. As part of the project, Sequoia rebuilt its treatment facilities that had been destroyed by fire in 2006, using an innovative state bond program. The project was completed and move-in ready in July, 2011.
Alma Gardens – Northwest Housing Alternatives received an $80,000 land acquisition loan made in October, 2010 to support 45 new units of transit-oriented senior housing at Orenco Station in Hillsboro on the MAX line. Ground was broken in December, 2012 and construction is projected to be completed in winter 2013.
Benessere Village – Bienestar received a $200,000 land acquisition loan made in November, 2012 in support of a planned 74 unit senior housing development in downtown Hillsboro at 3rd and NE Lincoln for independent and active residents. The proposed four-story building will share property with an existing historic bungalow which will be uplifted and reoriented to face Lincoln Street. There is a vacant funeral home on the site that will be demolished. The start of construction is likely two or three years away but could come as early as 2015.
The Orchards at Orenco – REACH received a $200,000 predevelopment loan commitment made in October, 2011 to launch phase 1 of the Orchards at Orenco community, a 57 unit workforce apartment building at the Orenco MAX platform in Hillsboro, off NW 231st Avenue. The target market is households with incomes at or below 50% MFI ($25,000 for a single-person household). The project will be built using the ╥Passive House╙ energy efficient standards that aim to reduce power usage and heating bills by up to 90 percent. Ultimately, the project will consist of three phases and build out to 150 units. Construction is planned to begin in the Fall of 2013.
Allen Estates – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity received a $100,000 land acquisition loan made in April, 2012 to secure 26 single-family homeownership sites in Beaverton at SW Sabin Street between SW 123rd and SW 124th Streets. Current plans call for 11 two-bedroom, 6 three-bedroom, and 9 four bedroom homes affordable to households at 30-60% MFI. The project is in design review, and construction is targeted to begin in late 2013.
Cornelius Library – Bienestar received a $40,000 pre-development loan in August, 2012 to design a three-story mixed-use building consisting of a new, expanded 16,000 square foot public library and two stories, with 41units of senior housing, on top, in downtown Cornelius. The site is owned by the City and the community has expressed broad support for the initiative. City Council will vote early in 2013 on whether to proceed.
Juniper Gardens Phase II – Bienestar received a $30,000 predevelopment loan made in June, 2012 to begin constructing the second set of 24 apartment units for farm worker families in Forest Grove on Juniper Street. Fueled by another USDA Rural Development grant of $3 Million, the second phase will incorporate lessons learned from the successful completion of the first 24 units. Target incomes are 53% MFI and lower, with unit sizes primarily two- and three- bedrooms. Construction is currently planned for March, 2013, with completion in January, 2014.
Barcelona – Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) received a $44,000 predevelopment loan made in February, 2012 to design the affordable portion of a joint mixed-income, mixed-use project in downtown Beaverton at 1st and Lombard. CPAH will construct a 45 unit affordable rental building targeted to households with incomes between 30-60% MFI. A private developer will construct both residential units and commercial space in an adjacent building. The site is in the City╒s Urban Renewal area and is owned by the City, making the project a potential foundation for rejuvenating the urban core. No construction date has yet been identified as the parties are negotiating the terms of project financing.