Current Developments

WALSH Commons

In 2019, NHA completed the redevelopment of our home campus in Milwaukie, Oregon. Beginning in the 1980s, NHA acquired ten adjacent parcels for our corporate offices, family housing, and the Annie Ross House family shelter. For this redevelopment, we consolidated into one parcel and expanded each of the three uses: permanently affordable LIHTC-financed rental housing to serve area families, a significantly larger NHA office building and family shelter.

As a vital element of the new campus, the three residential buildings provide 28 total units of permanent affordable housing that serve low-income families with children.  There are one, two and three-bedroom units at 50% AMI. While all 28 units are LIHTC units, seven (7) units are subsidized at 30% AMI with project-based vouchers and are a priority set aside for families experiencing homelessness.  This project is highly transit-oriented, has an excellent walk score of 72 and is accessible to local retail and community services – including elementary, middle and high schools, which are all within walking distance.  Moreover, all residential buildings are built to Earth Advantage (silver standards) criteria.


Northwest Housing Alternatives Office

As part of the 2019 campus redevelopment, NHA offices transitioned from a cluster of single-family homes to a NetZero-designed headquarters. The energy efficient building boasts a 41kW solar array and is certified Earth Advantage Platinum.  The new office centralizes staff operations and accommodates organizational growth.  

The financing packages for these three elements are as diverse as the people we serve, including: LIHTCs and HOME funds for Walsh Commons; FHLB AHP, CDBG, and SNAP bond funds for the Annie Ross House shelter, with generous community contributions through our Capital Campaign; and SNAP bonds and NHA’s own equity for our new offices, the Opportunity Center.


Annie Ross House Shelter

Since 1985, NHA has owned and operated the Annie Ross House (ARH) shelter. The facility serves families with children experiencing homelessness. In 2019, a brand-new facility replaced NHA’s previous shelter and expands our capacity of serving homeless families.

The new building provides families with enhanced individual living quarters, en suite kitchenette & bathrooms, private outdoor space, computer lab, laundry facilities, and a full-size community kitchen with gathering space.

Proximity to the MAX Orange Line Station (less than ¼ mile walk) provides shelter residents with convenient transit access to the greater Portland metro area and its abundant services. NHA’s robust case management services assist shelter residents in their transition back into stable housing.


Clayton Mohr Commons

Clayton Mohr is a 24-unit housing project located along the Molalla Street commercial corridor in the heart of Oregon City. The property is dedicated to veterans coming out of homelessness, and other low-income veteran families.

Northwest Housing Alternatives worked in partnership with the Housing Authority of Clackamas County as their turn-key developer for this project. Once complete, Clayton Mohr Commons will be turned over to the Housing Authority for long term operations.


River Glen

The River Glen Apartments is one of the few affordable housing resources in the city of Gladstone, OR. This apartment building plays a vital role in housing families providing 44-units of 1-, 2-, and 3- bedroom layouts. The site is secluded from the noise and pollutants of Highway 99 and lies adjacent to the NHA rehabilitated Olson Wetlands area.

The 2019 major rehabilitation of the property included a full replacement of the building exterior, plumbing and electrical system upgrades, in addition to, the construction of a new manager’s office building. Other renovations included increased accessibility and re-pavement of the parking lot. The completed work provides further health and stability to residents living at the River Glen Apartments making it a wonderful place to call home.


Buri BLDG

The Buri BLDG, also known as Gateway Housing, is located in Portland’s growing Gateway District, located in East Portland and within walking distance to Trimet’s Gateway Transit Center. This building’s location is in a designated Regional Center in Metro’s 2040 Growth Concept, poised to become a major employment hub in East Portland, The Buri BLDG is in an ideal location for the development of housing needed by people in the workforce. As such, this project is primarily made up of studios and 1-bedroom units effectively designed with open floor plans to allow for flexible furniture and lifestyle configurations in mind.

The Buri BLDG consists of 102 studios, 51 one-bedroom units, and 6 two-bedroom units. With sustainable and green building practices in mind, units and common spaces are Earth Advantage Platinum-certified, provide EnergyStar-rated appliances, an installed solar array system, amongst other high performance and efficiency upgrades. An outdoor area is directly adjacent to the community room, featuring native plant landscaping and EV charging stations for residential use. The community room contains a shared kitchen space and a resident services office and leasing office which accommodate group and individual case-management programming, social events, and leasing needs.

Northwest Housing Alternatives is working in partnership IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) to provide referrals and culturally-specific supportive services to our residents.


Juniper Apartments

The Juniper Apartments, also known as Hermiston Family Housing, is a 48-unit garden-style apartment and townhome complex near downtown Hermiston. These mixed-style properties will consist of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom townhomes and apartment flats for individuals and family-sized households.

The modular-inspired construction was newly built and equipped with a community room, two shared laundry spaces, two playgrounds with a sports court, community garden beds, and EV chargers for residents’ use. The apartments are centrally located and within walking distance to nearby groceries, schools, parks, and places of employment.

There are two sites that makeup Juniper Apartments that are directly adjacent to each other and are also directly near two other existing NHA developments, Cottonwoods I and II Apartments, which currently provide 46 affordable units for families and seniors. The Juniper Apartment’s two project sites will bridge and act as a connection to Cottonwoods I and II, to create a cohesive multi-generational community amongst the four affordable properties while providing a central connection for Property Management’s Leasing offices and Resident Services for residents.


Sunnyslope Manor

Sunnyslope Manor is in the Southern part of Salem, Oregon consisting of fifty units of townhomes that serve family households within the area. This particular location has excellent access to nearby schools, employment centers, grocery stores, and parks. On-site amenities include a shared laundry area, a playground, a sports court, extensive green space, and patios connected to each tenant’s residence. Additionally, Sunnyslope Manor has thirty-one existing project-based Section 8 vouchers out of the fifty available units helping reduce rents and providing more affordability.

The recent renovation of Sunnyslope Manor focused on providing up-to-date changes to unit interiors and the exterior of the building. Extensive landscaping and outdoor activities were primarily focused on for residents’ use. The new community spaces like a community room, a shared laundry room, and a leasing office have also been added for better daily use and cultivation of shared residential spaces.


College Manor Apartments

College Manor Apartments, located two blocks south of Main Street in Monmouth and on the edge of the Eola Hills, provides 20 affordable apartment homes to a single occupant and family-sized households. The property is a two-story, exterior corridor building with a central common laundry space, leasing and resident services offices, and storage areas for residents. It sits near the center of town, just blocks away from Western Oregon University and other downtown amenities. In addition to the deeply affordable rents at the property, there are ten existing project-based Section 8 vouchers that allow tenancy by very low-income individuals.

The recent renovation of College Manor Apartments focused on bringing units up-to-date within their interiors and giving the exterior of the building an uplift. Rehabilitation of the property also included necessary accessibility upgrades, upgrades pertaining to energy efficiency and tenant comfort, an original mural completed in 2021 by Artist Heidi Schultz, as well as, revitalizing the existing landscaping.

College Manor Apartments’ Mural in Monmouth, OR
2021 – Artist Heidi Schultz

Emmons Place – North

The Emmons – North building provides the new construction of a 98-unit general population building with 30-units set aside for tenants at 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) in the heart of Portland at NW 18th Ave. and Hoyt St.

Our equity focus includes partnerships with service organizations that provide equitable outreach to underserved communities through marketing, low‐barrier screening criteria, and ongoing service delivery. This project will create housing opportunities for families and individuals most impacted by discrimination, homelessness, and displacement. This includes households at imminent risk of homelessness and displaced communities of color who would otherwise not have fair access or an increased barrier to the neighborhood.

Other on-site amenities include a large shared community room, ample bike storage, a quiet light-filled outdoor courtyard accessible through the South building corridor, and on-site laundry facilities. The project’s location is directly adjacent to downtown Portland, mass transit, and trolley routes that make it an ideal location for the provision of services, proximity to employment, social establishments, and supportive services, as well as, for residents’ leisure, the enjoyment of NW Portland’s shopping, food, museums, libraries, and parks. The project is currently being designed to Earth Advantage Platinum standards with mini-splits, energy star appliances and fixtures, high insulation values, and green building materials.


Emmons Place – South

The Emmons – South building project seamlessly combines the adaptive historic rehabilitation of the 1918 Buck Prager building with a carefully provided addition to house 48-units of senior housing in NW Portland’s historic Alphabet District. All of the units are Supportive Housing Units and will have rental assistance and Case Management services will be provided by Northwest Pilot Project and Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA).

With a large central community room and attached Resident Services and Case Management services offices, we anticipate providing on‐site programs such as financial literacy training, health and wellness checkups, homework clubs for children, and RentWell classes. NHA’s on‐site Resident Services Staff will tailor programs over time to reflect the makeup and needs of residents and include information and referral to public and community-based resources, health and wellness, as well social and recreational activities.

Other on-site amenities include a large shared community room, ample bike storage, a quiet light-filled outdoor courtyard accessible through the South building corridor, and on-site laundry facilities. The project’s location is directly adjacent to downtown Portland, mass transit, and trolley routes that make it an ideal location for the provision of services, proximity to employment, social establishments, and supportive services, as well as, for residents’ leisure, the enjoyment of NW Portland’s shopping, food, museums, libraries, and parks. The project is currently being designed to Earth Advantage Platinum standards with mini-splits, energy star appliances and fixtures, high insulation values, and green building materials.


Ontario

The Ontario Affordable Housing project is the adaptive reuse and substantial rehabilitation of the former Presbyterian Community Care Center into 56-units of affordable apartment homes. The development is close to downtown and parks, and directly adjacent to the Housing Authority offices.

The project is a one-story, wood frame, courtyard-style housing development for singles and families that struggle to find healthy, safe, and affordable housing in Oregon’s poorest and dramatically underserved community. A large central community area, several smaller community spaces, case management and resident services rooms, substantial grounds, 88 parking spaces, wings for different living situations (families, HUD811, and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)) make this an ideal place for many living situations and a consortium of service providers to provide differentiated services.

Ontario is a community that has traditionally had low-quality housing for low-income individuals and families, and a lack of affordable housing options. It is NHA’s goal to bring a new standard to the community for housing while utilizing in-site service partners that are focused on several specific populations.


Powellhurst Place

Powellhurst Place, also known as Harold, will provide 65-units of large, family-sized, energy-efficient housing to Portland’s Powellhurst neighborhood. The design provides 10 on-site parking spaces with ample on-street parking opportunities, a playground, a community room, and management and resident services offices. The Powellhurst neighborhood is ideal for mid-sized affordable housing of this type due to its excellent transit connections which include the MAX light rail access and bus stations within walking distance. The project includes HOME funds from the City of Portland and a referral partnership with the Native American Family and Youth Center (NAYA).


Florence

Florence, also known as Shore Pines at Munsel Creek, resides in the rural coastal town of Florence, Oregon. The new construction 68-unit project accommodates families and seniors with 31 units receiving a substantial rental subsidy through the local housing authority, Homes for Good.

The project has a large portion of family-sized units including, 34 three-bedroom units in one building, and 33 one-bedroom units in a second building. The property will include on-site parking and a light-filled community room. The building’s construction will be a 3-story wood frame with a strong outward focus and access to light and air. The project will include sustainable and green measures, featuring: air systems suited to the coastal climate; Energy Star appliances, LED light fixtures, a rain screen, all hard surface flooring, and native coastal landscaping. The abundant coastal shore pine trees surrounding the property create an ideal setting for outdoor nature play and community gardening.

Single-family homes in Florence have seen a healthy increase in pricing while reports indicate 22.1% of local households are still severely rent-burdened. More housing for seniors and extremely low-income earners is sorely needed. NHA is well-positioned to expand affordable housing in the region as we already have experience building and maintaining our sister property, Siuslaw Dunes Apartments located in Florence.


Tigard Senior Housing

NHA was selected by the City of Tigard to redevelop the Tigard Senior Center site to include high-quality, newly constructed, affordable senior housing adjacent to the existing senior center. The project, which is planned to be a four-story, wood-framed building with 57 one-bedroom units and 1 two-bedroom managers unit, 40 parking spaces, and approximately 45,000 square feet, will utilize sustainable urban design strategies that enhance Fanno Creek’s nature area.

The spacious residential homes will come with fully equipped kitchens, dishwashers, walk-in showers, walk-in closets, air-conditioning, and emergency response. The project will include community outdoor space, a lounge with a fireplace, and a teaching kitchen. Other amenities include a private meeting room adjacent to the lobby, a computer center with high-speed internet access, laundry facilities, covered outdoor seating areas, and an enclosed rooftop amenity space.

In an attractive wooded setting with creek access and within the newly developing and highly walkable Tigard City core, residents will enjoy active lifestyles and community connections.

Onsite resident services will provide links to opportunities for stability, growth, community building, and independence. Connections with the directly adjacent Tigard Senior Center will provide meals, exercise, financial and legal education, and support and transportation connections for medical, shopping, and community activities.