To capture the progress, BRIDGE has published an online photo album featuring a number of project stakeholders and partners at the site.
Aloha Family Housing will provide 81 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments affordable to families earning 30-60% of Area Median Income (AMI), currently $31,950 to $63,900 for a household of four, plus a manager’s unit. Planned amenities include private bike storage, a laundry room, a community room with kitchen, on-site property management and resident services offices, and a courtyard with playground, raised garden beds, BBQs and outdoor seating. Aloha Family Housing, which is expected to be complete in Fall 2023, will be designed to receive Earth Advantage Platinum certification and will feature a full rooftop solar array.
BRIDGE is committed to 20-30% COBID MWESB and SDVBE (Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity, Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Emerging Small Business, and Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise)-certified subcontractor and professional services participation and has partnered with Hacienda CDC to provide robust youth and family services and affirmatively market to the historically neglected Latinx and Asian American communities. The site is close to transit, parks/natural areas, schools, large employers, medical facilities and retail.
“We are delighted to bring quality affordable homes to this neighborhood,” said Ken Lombard, BRIDGE Housing President & CEO. “Housing options for all make communities stronger and better for everyone, and we’re grateful to our partners for coming together on solutions like Aloha Family Housing.”
“Aloha Family Housing is yet another manifestation of what is possible when all of us come together in service to our beloved communities,” said OHCS Director Andrea Bell. “Housing has always been about our collective humanity, knowing that all too often your ZIP Code determines your destiny, investing in housing solutions that are centered on what I believe our common goal is: to provide safe, stable, and affordable housing to the people of Oregon. The individuals and families that have to make tough decisions every single month throughout the year about what bills they will be able to pay and how they are going to get by due to skyrocketing rents, is something no one should ever have to experience. Together, let us continue to be relentless in investing in housing solutions that we know work.”
Washington County District 1 Commissioner Nafisa Fai said, “We know rising housing prices disproportionately impact large families. Projects like this are a part of the solution! With 505 apartment homes currently under construction across Washington County, I particularly look forward to celebrating the grand opening of Aloha Family Housing and seeing families thrive here.”
“It’s exciting to be breaking ground on another critical affordable housing project on the westside,” said Juan Carlos González, District 4 Metro Councilor. “This project is among 34 in the current housing bond pipeline that translates to over 3,200 new affordable homes. Future residents will soon benefit from the amenities that surround these homes as we work in unison to also bring future transportation improvements along TV Hwy for transit riders, walkers and rollers.”
“Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) is very excited to partner with BRIDGE Housing on the much-needed Aloha Family Housing, the fifth affordable housing development using Metro Regional Affordable Housing bond proceeds in the County,” said Komi Kalevor, HAWC Executive Director. “Aloha Family Housing will make a real difference in the lives of many Washington County families who need affordable housing options.”
“Union Bank is pleased to support the high-quality development work of BRIDGE Housing and the broader effort to produce housing to the community of Aloha,” said Brian Frankel, Vice President, Union Bank. “Supporting affordable housing remains a key focus for the Bank and we are grateful to have been selected as a partner to provide $17 million in financing.”
“On behalf of NAHT and our investor, UnitedHealthcare, we are excited to be a partner in the Aloha Family Housing community in Beaverton, Oregon–and happy to see that work has begun,” said Paul Cummings, SVP, Director of Originations & Capital Markets, National Affordable Housing Trust. “We congratulate BRIDGE Housing and all the funding partners that are supporting the creation of 81 new apartments for families, along with the delivery of resident services from Hacienda CDC. We look forward to seeing the completed development with residents moved in.”
Financial partners for the development include Oregon Housing and Community Services, Washington County, Metro, Union Bank, National Affordable Housing Trust/SAHF Affordable Housing Communities Fund 2019 (UHC) and Energy Trust of Oregon. The architect is Scott Edwards Architects and the general contractor is LMC Construction.
For more information about BRIDGE, visit www.bridgehousing.com.
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