Mission and History of Northwest Housing Alternatives

Mission statement:

Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) creates opportunity through housing. NHA builds and preserves affordable housing for people earning low-incomes including families, older adults and people with special needs. Homeless Intervention Services are provided to families, couples, singles, older adults and mental health consumers in Clackamas County through the Annie Ross House and its sister program, HomeBase. Northwest Housing Alternatives’ properties are enriched with Resident Services to provide our residents with opportunities to live healthy, stable, and fulfilling lives.

History:

Formed in 1982, Northwest Housing Alternatives’ (NHA) portfolio serves over 2,600 residents in 1,831 units in 16 Oregon counties. NHA has developed affordable housing with support from HUD, Oregon Housing and Community Services, and numerous local governments. NHA has built expertise in funding projects using various innovative models. One example is HUD “Mixed-Financing”, which combines HUD 202/811 financing with Low Income Housing Tax Credits. NHA completed the third Mixed-Finance HUD 202/811 property nationwide in 2006 and subsequently completed three additional Mixed Finance projects. NHA is also a leader in affordable housing Preservation projects across Oregon. After being the first organization to use the Oregon Housing Acquisition Fund to purchase seven properties made up of 247 units of Section 8 Housing, NHA has gone on to pursue five additional Preservation projects. NHA is committed to building green homes, and our Village at the Headwaters won the 2010 MetLife award for best practices in green senior living. NHA is always working to enhance our portfolio’s sustainability and we work closely with local partners to drive innovations in our field.
 

 
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