Hood River and Wasco Counties in Oregon’s Top Five Most Expensive Areas to Live!

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The Dalles, OR. (June 13th, 2018) – This year’s Out of Reach report, released today from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), shows that Hood River and Wasco residents earning minimum wage would have to work almost two full time jobs just to afford a two bedroom apartment and still have money left over for other necessities like food, medicine and transportation. We know that families often pay much more of their income towards rent leaving them at risk of homelessness if an unexpected financial emergency or job loss occurs.

You can download the Out of Reach report here and learn about the housing wage in our community. To learn more about the work of the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority visit our website at www.mid-columbiahousingauthority.org.
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Mid-Columbia Housing Authority’s purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing that is affordable to very low-, low- and moderate-income persons. MCHA operates within Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties in Oregon as well as Klickitat and Skamania Counties in Washington.

 

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Hood River Community Housing Discussion

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) is hosting a community discussion for our Hood River community housing development on Lot 700.  The event will be held on March 22nd from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at 902 Wasco St. Hood River, OR.  Doors open at 6:00 and a brief presentation will begin at 6:15 P.M.  CCHC requests your attendance to learn about the community development on Lot 700 and engage in the design and planning efforts.

 

For those who are interested in learning more about our work in the community and to view the presentation shared at the previous community discussion please visit CCHC’s website:  www.columbiacascadehousingcorp.org and click on ‘news’.

 

 

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) está organizando un debate comunitario para nuestro desarrollo de viviendas comunitarias de Hood River, en el lote 700. El evento se llevará a cabo el 22 de Marzo a partir de las 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm. en 902 Wasco St. Hood River, OR. Las puertas se abren a las 6:00 y una breve presentación comenzará a las 6:15 P.M. CCHC solicita su asistencia para aprender sobre el desarrollo de la comunidad en el lote 700 y participar en los esfuerzos de diseño y planificación.

 

Para aquellos que estén interesados ​​en aprender más sobre nuestro trabajo en la comunidad y para ver la presentación compartida en la discusión anterior de la comunidad, visite el sitio web de CCHC: www.columbiacascadehousingcorp.org y oprima ‘news’.

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Hood River Community Housing Discussion

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January 10th, 2018 – Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) hosted a community discussion for their Hood River Community Housing Development on Lot 700 last night.  The event held at Westside Elementary School had roughly 50 people in attendance.

 

After a presentation from Carleton Hart Architecture and Greenworks Landscape Architecture (members of CCHC’s development team) those in attendance didn’t hesitate to provide constructive feedback as to how the development concepts could be enhanced.  “It was refreshing to see so many community members positively engaging in this important community development with constructive criticism.  This is exactly what we are looking for as the development on Lot 700 winds its way forward.” said Joel Madsen, Executive Director of CCHC.

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Lot 700 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joel Madsen Executive Director
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation P: 541.296.5462 Ext 116 joelm@columbiacascadehousingcorp.org

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.

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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.

Request for Qualifications – Architecture and Engineering Services

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC), is reaching out to firms to invite them to review and respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on a multi-family affordable housing project in Hood River, Oregon.  CCHC is a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote affordable housing, economic opportunity, and suitable living environments, which are free from discrimination to those who have barriers due to income or disability.  This is a qualifications based selection.  A copy of the RFQ is attached.  An optional pre-proposal meeting will be held at: Columbia Area Transit’s (CAT) office, 224 Wasco Loop, Hood River, Oregon on July 28th, 2017 at 11:30AM. Responses must be submitted prior to 1:00PM, August 10th, 2017.Hood River Community Housing RFQ for A E Services 7-26-17

Request for Qualifications General Contractor

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC), is reaching out to firms to invite them to review and respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on a multi-family affordable housing project in Hood River, Oregon.  CCHC is a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote affordable housing, economic opportunity, and suitable living environments, which are free from discrimination to those who have barriers due to income or disability.  This is a qualifications based selection.  A copy of the RFQ is attached.  An optional pre-proposal meeting will be held at: Columbia Area Transit’s (CAT) office, 224 Wasco Loop, Hood River, Oregon on July 28th, 2017 at 11:30AM. Responses to the RFQ must be submitted prior to 1:00PM, August 10th, 2017.Hood River Community Housing RFQ for GC 7-26-17