Senior Housing Alongside the Senior Center

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Rendering of Tigard Senior Housing South West View



The City of Tigard is home to people of all ages and incomes and is working hard to meet the housing needs of all its residents. This project will help keep seniors in our community who are facing rising rents and increased living costs.

Project
The proposed project is located on a site owned by the City of Tigard at 8815 SW O’Mara Street alongside the Tigard Senior Center and Meals on Wheels, and close to the Fanno Creek Trail, Tigard Public Library,Downtown Tigard and several bus lines. The project is anticipated to be a four-story building with 50-60 one-bedroom units, and would house seniors 62 and older, including seniors getting by on Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability (often less than $16,000 per year). Additionally, the project will prioritize housing for veterans and seniors with disabilities.

Funding
In September 2020, Washington County awarded $6,270,000 in METRO Housing Bond funds to the Senior Housing Alongside the Senior Center project. Project Based Vouchers were also awarded assuring that 23 units' tenants pay no more than 30% of their income in rent. This is incredible news and means that Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) can proceed with the design of this project in cooperation with the community.

Housing Partner
Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) will develop the project. A non-profit affordable housing developer, NHA currently operates 16 affordable senior housing properties serving more than 900 seniors around the state of Oregon. Each NHA property is designed to help families and older adults lead healthy and stable lives.



Rendering of Tigard Senior Housing South West View



The City of Tigard is home to people of all ages and incomes and is working hard to meet the housing needs of all its residents. This project will help keep seniors in our community who are facing rising rents and increased living costs.

Project
The proposed project is located on a site owned by the City of Tigard at 8815 SW O’Mara Street alongside the Tigard Senior Center and Meals on Wheels, and close to the Fanno Creek Trail, Tigard Public Library,Downtown Tigard and several bus lines. The project is anticipated to be a four-story building with 50-60 one-bedroom units, and would house seniors 62 and older, including seniors getting by on Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability (often less than $16,000 per year). Additionally, the project will prioritize housing for veterans and seniors with disabilities.

Funding
In September 2020, Washington County awarded $6,270,000 in METRO Housing Bond funds to the Senior Housing Alongside the Senior Center project. Project Based Vouchers were also awarded assuring that 23 units' tenants pay no more than 30% of their income in rent. This is incredible news and means that Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) can proceed with the design of this project in cooperation with the community.

Housing Partner
Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) will develop the project. A non-profit affordable housing developer, NHA currently operates 16 affordable senior housing properties serving more than 900 seniors around the state of Oregon. Each NHA property is designed to help families and older adults lead healthy and stable lives.


  • Advisory Committee and Guiding Principles

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    This feature is temporarily closed during the application review phase of the project. Please reach out to garyp@tigard-or.gov for public comment.

    In Fall 2019, a project Advisory Committee established guiding principles and documented concerns about the project. The committee consists of immediate neighbors, Senior Center patrons, Tigard Senior Center/Meals on Wheels staff, members of the Tigard Town Center Advisory Commission, Tigard City Councilor Tom Anderson and staff from the City and Northwest Housing Alternatives.

    The guiding principles include:

    1. Senior Living in Tigard
    For seniors, the project should facilitate the ability to live safely and with good health, with access through various modes of transportation to what the Tigard community has to offer.

    2. Environmental Integrity and Stewardship
    Design and construction should facilitate physical integration with the existing neighborhood and natural amenities; and should include measures to protect Fanno Creek and the surrounding natural area.

    3. Integration
    Design and programming should facilitate the social and programmatic integration with the existing Meals on Wheels programming and resident services.

    4. Engagement and Transparency
    With the City and the community, the development process should facilitate engagement with stakeholders and offer transparency through the decision-making process.