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 Apartments is one of the few affordable housing resources in the city of Gladstone and plays a vital role in housing forty families and twenty children. The site is secluded from the hustle and bustle of highway 99 and lies adjacent to the NHA rehabilitated Olson wetlands area.
The 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 office manager building. All of this work will ensure that the River Glen apartments remain a healthy and stable place to call home.
Gateway Housing is located in Portland’s growing Gateway District, a stone’s throw from Trimet’s Gateway Transit Center. As a designated Regional Center in Metro’s 2040 Growth Concept, Gateway is poised to become a major employment hub in East Portland and is therefore an ideal location for the development of workforce housing. As such, this project is primarily made up of studios and 1-bedroom units efficiently designed with open floor plans to allow for flexible furniture configurations.
This project contains 102 studios, 51 one-bedroom units, and 6 two-bedroom units. A community room containing a common area kitchen and a resident services/leasing office will accommodate group and individual case-management programming and social events.
Northwest Housing Alternatives is working in partnership IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) to provide referrals and culturally specific supportive services for our residents.
Hermiston Family Housing
Hermiston a 48-unit garden-style apartment complex near downtown Hermiston on two adjacent sites. These sites are also directly adjacent to two existing NHA developments, Cottonwoods I and II, which currently provide 46 units for families and seniors. Hermiston Family Housing’s two project sites will bridge and act as a connection to Cottonwoods I and II, which will help establish a cohesive multi-generational community amongst the four properties while enabling operational efficiencies for property management and activities orchestrated by our Resident Services team.
Sunnyslope is a 50 unit town home style apartment development in South Salem that caters to families of all sizes. There are 28 two-bedroom units, 17 three-bedroom units, and 4 four-bedroom units.
Residents here enjoy excellent access to nearby schools, grocery stores and major employments centers of Salem.
College Manor is located in downtown Monmouth, a town that is home to Western Oregon University, and hosts singles, couples and small families. There are 2 studios, 16 one-bedrooms, and 2 two-bedroom units. The property is close to schools, the university, and a very walkable main street area.
Emmons Place – North
The Emmons – North provides 98 general population housing units in the heart of the City at NW 18th and Hoyt.
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, including households at imminent risk of homelessness and displaced communities of color that would not otherwise have access to this neighborhood.
Emmons Place – South
The Emmons – South project seamlessly combines the adaptive historic rehabilitation of the 1918 Buck Prager building with a carefully provided addition to house 48 senior housing units in NW Portland’s historic Alphabet District. All the units be 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.
With a large central community room and attached Resident Services and Case Management services offices, we anticipate providing on‐site programming 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 programming 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.
The former Presbyterian Community Care Center was a senior care center that served Ontario’s senior residents. Following the center’s closure in 2017 NHA acquired the property for redevelopment into permanent housing.
The center will be converted into a courtyard style housing development for singles and families that struggle to find healthy, safe, and affordable housing in this underserved community.
It is NHA’s goal to bring a new housing and supports to the community by utilizing in-site service partners that are focused on specific populations.
Harold includes 65 units of large family sized housing to Portland’s Powellhurst neighborhood. The project includes HOME funds from the City of Portland, and a referral partnership with the Native American Family and Youth Center.
Florence, also known as Shore Pines at Munsel Creek, resides in the rural coastal town of Florence, Oregon. The new construction 63-unit project accommodates families & seniors with 21 units receiving a substantial rental subsidy through the local housing authority, Homes for Good.
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 55 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 enhances Fanno Creek.
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 and a lounge with fireplace and teaching kitchen. Other amenities include a computer center with high speed internet access, laundry facilities and activity spaces on every floor.
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 provide links to opportunities for stability, growth, community building and independence. Furthermore, this redevelopment project will help activate an underutilized City-owned parcel within the City Center Urban Renewal District and contribute to the revitalization of Downtown Tigard.