Housing Authority

Metro Housing Bond

Metro-area voters recently approved a $652.8 million general obligation bond, a proactive measure to address the shortage of affordable housing within Metro’s urban growth boundary. The bond allows our region the opportunity to invest in the development of new housing resources for some of our most vulnerable and historically marginalized residents.

Metro-wide goals for the bond funds include:

Home-sharing program mutually benefits homeowners and individuals who seek affordable housing

Clackamas County is working with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) to provide an innovative approach and solution to affordable housing through the new Metro HomeShare program. This program follows the successful Shared Housing program that matched thousands of homeowners and renters over a 30-year period in the Portland metro region.

County now accepting proposals for up to 1.2M in grant funding to address housing crisis

From: Beth Byrne, Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4353

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County’s Board of County Commissioners and Budget Committee are accepting proposals for funding between Oct. 15 and Nov. 19 to support $1.2 million in innovative and sustainable affordable housing solutions. This funding is an investment in private and public partnerships and will continue annually to develop housing capacity and year-to-year continuity for those in need.

Rosewood Terrace Apartments

Rosewood Terrace will provide 212 new units of affordable housing in partnership with Pedcor Investments of Carmel, Indiana. This project will consist of (6) 4-story, wood framed structures and will offer (112) 1 bed/1 bath, (92) 2 bed/2 bath and (8) 3 bed/2 bath units all affordable to residents making less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). This project will also include 20 Project Based Voucher units for residents at 30% of AMI.  Completion is scheduled for late summer of 2020.

Pleasant Avenue Veterans Housing

Pleasant Avenue will provide 24 new units of housing available to formerly homeless veterans and/or veterans with incomes below 30% of Area Median Income. This project will be constructed by Northwest Housing Alternatives for the Housing Authority of Clackamas County using cost efficient design and construction methods and creative financing outside of the traditional tax credit process.