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The new-construction, four-story build will include 57 affordable, accessible units for low-income seniors.

COURTESY: NORTHWEST HOUSING ALTERNATIVES - Northwest Housing Alternatives broke ground on a new build for low-income seniors in Tigard this July.Northwest Housing Alternatives celebrated the groundbreaking of its Tigard Senior Center alongside its project partner, the city of Tigard, on July 13.

The team-up is developing affordable housing for seniors, located in the heart of downtown Tigard at 8815 S.W. Omara St. Walsh Construction and SERA Architects are working on the project.

The new construction plans include a four-story building with 57 affordable, one-bedroom residential apartments for low-income seniors — and all the units are planned to be fully accessible.

Trell Anderson is the executive director of NHA.

"Affordable housing for seniors alongside a senior center is the best of the best when it comes to supportive programming," Anderson said. "We are grateful to all the funders, and our design and construction team, to move this project forward. We are especially thankful to Mayor Snider and Tigard city staff who held this vision through the process."

COURTESY: NORTHWEST HOUSING ALTERNATIVES - Trell Anderson, Northwest Housing Alternatives executive director.

An easy pick-up and drop-off space for senior activities, manager and resident services offices, a lobby with a fireplace and a community room with a teaching kitchen and meeting spaces are featured in the new build, as well as ADA-accessible walk-in showers.

The project is funded through a number of entities including Washington County, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Energy Trust of Oregon, Tigard, Metro, Enterprise, Umpqua Bank and Oregon Housing and Community Services Multifamily Energy Program.

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