Hood River Community Housing Discussion
Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) will be hosting a community discussion for their Hood River community housing development on Lot 700. The event will be held on January 9th, 2018 at the Westside Elementary School Cafeteria (3685 Belmont Drive, Hood River). Doors will open at 6:00 PM and a brief presentation will begin at 6:15 PM. CCHC requests your attendance to learn about the community development on Lot 700 and engage in the design and planning efforts.
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INB in support of the Community Reinvestment Act, enacted by Congress and intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, recently presented $1,000 to CCHC for our active involvement in providing housing throughout the Columbia Gorge.
Joel Madsen, our Executive Director, was quoted as saying “INB have been grat partners with CCHC and MCHA as we work to achieve our mission. Not only is NIBs team extremely knowledgeable, they are constantly exuding their commitment to serving our local communities. We look forward to future opportunities with INB in expanding affordable housing opportunities for our Gorge communities.”
Meyer Memorial Trust just released their grant funding for Advancing Equity and Mid-Columbia Housing Authority was on the list of recipients! The grant awarded by Meyer Memorial Trust will fund a new deposit assistance program starting in January 2018. This new program will assist low-income residence of Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties with an interest free loan for housing rental deposits. The caseworker assigned will work with the recipients to help build their credit through the repayment process. Please stay tuned for more information on this new program as it develops!
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Contact: Joel Madsen Executive Director
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation P: 541.296.5462 Ext 116 email@example.com
Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation Presses Forward on Hood River Development
Hood River, Ore. (October 9, 2017) – Immediately following the City of Hood River’s decision to rezone tax lot 700 (aka Morrison Park) specifically for the purpose of developing affordable housing in concert with the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC), CCHC began to assemble their development team and invest in predevelopment activities for their next affordable housing development in Hood River. Geotechnical engineers and professional surveyors began work onsite prompting the closure of
‘Morrison Park’ from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. October 9th, 10th and 11th.
“Today marks the first day of site exploration on Lot 700 that will better inform the community and development team as to what the site may be able to produce. We are eager to learn more about this site; helping us to answer how we can best preserve open space and natural features, create multi-modal connectivity to and from the site and develop affordable homes”, said Joel Madsen, Executive Director of Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation.
Since the City’s decision in June to rezone Lot 700 for affordable housing development, CCHC has solicited proposals for key development team members such as Architectural, Engineering and General Contractor services, among others. ‘We have a spectacular development team that will surely assist in utilizing this site to its fullest and help us achieve our goals” says Madsen. “We are pleased to bring together Carleton Hart Architecture, Klein and Associates (Engineering), Greenworks Landscape Architecture, Bremik Construction and many other well qualified professionals for our next development in Hood River.”
CCHC, together with their development team, is committed to community engagement as this critical development winds its way forward and anticipates gathering ideas through community meetings and other outreach strategies during the fall.
Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit affordable housing developer whose purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing that is affordable to very low-, low- and moderate-income persons. CCHC operates within Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties in Oregon as well as Klickitat and Skamania Counties in Washington.
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