See some of our successful work with partners in the Pacific Northwest.
Located in downtown Seattle, Aurora House provides 87 studio apartments for disabled and chronically homeless men and women. Using a housing first approach, developer and operator DESC offers comprehensive support services to help residents reach their greatest potential.
Aurora House works with the Client Care Coordination Council to identify and recruit residents with the greatest needs.
Aurora House includes indoor community and dining space, a courtyard garden and a rooftop deck.
Aurora House is located near three Metro bus lines and along the future RapidRide E Line.
At more than $11.4 million, Gray’s Landing is Enterprise’s largest low-income housing tax credit investment in the state of Oregon and the biggest project with partner REACH Community Development.
Forty-two apartments are set aside for service men and women and their families.
Gray’s Landing is located near jobs, retail shops, public transit and healthcare facilities, including the Portland VA Medical Center.
The building features fresh air ventilation, continuous exhaust, hot water solar panels, efficient plumbing and electric fixtures, Energy Star appliances and on-site stormwater management through the largest ecoroof in Oregon.
Ernestine Anderson Place
Named after the legendary jazz singer, Ernestine Anderson Place in Seattle provides green, affordable housing and supportive services to homeless and low-income seniors. The $13 million project with partner Low Income Housing Institute is located in the city’s Central District neighborhood.
The development features 60 studio and one-bedroom apartments, an exercise room, a library with internet-enabled computers, a classroom and an outside patio garden.
Permanent homes linked with supportive services will be provided for 45 homeless seniors, including eight veterans, as well as homes for 15 low-income seniors.
Green features include energy efficient insulation and fan systems and Energy Star appliances plus the site is located near shopping and parks with excellent access to public transit. The use of low VOC materials in the non-smoking facility will ensure good indoor air quality.
Rio Bella and Rio Bella Heights underwent essential rehabilitation by updating the building envelopes – new windows, siding, doors, fresh air intakes and continuously operating ventilation fans – as well as improvements to site grading and drainage.
Not one family was permanently displaced during the eight-month renovation, which included upgrades to apartment interiors and use of attractive exterior colors to make the apartments more livable.
Preserving existing affordable housing allows families to stay in their neighborhoods and children to stay in school, which is shown to improve academic success. Rehabilitation is a cost-effective strategy to ensure that units remain affordable.
Rio Bella located in Hood River’s downtown district serves 14 households earning below 50 of area median income (AMI) and 14 households earning up to 60 percent AMI.
Rio Bella Heights contains 26 apartments for households earning no more than 60 percent AMI.