Low income housing goes sustainable

| Print |  Email
Articles - July 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
0710_ATS08
Juneberry Lane in Oregon City.
PHOTO COURTESY OF EARTH ADVANTAGE

The downturn has stalled many housing sectors, but one area that’s thriving thanks to local and federal funding is sustainable low-income housing projects.

Two green low-income projects in the state are taking the additional step of getting a community certificate from Earth Advantage, which requires community education and that each house have a low environmental impact.

Verde Village in Ashland, a 68-home green development, is stalled while 15 of its low-income units are moving forward. Eight of the 15 will be completed this fall with a loan from USDA Rural Development. As a prerequisite to the loan each household has to spend 32 hours a week helping to build their home.

The 12-home Juneberry Lane in Oregon City is a low-income sustainable housing project set for completion in early September. It’s funded by a variety of sources, with the majority coming from Clackamas County Community Development and a loan from Oregon City-based Lewis & Clark Bank.

“We can get the financing because it’s low-income housing,” says Sarah Buckley, executive director of Clackamas Community Land Trust. “For our buyers it’s their only option for owning a house. The lender feels a little better because of the buyer demand and the other funding.”

JOSEY BARTLETT
 

Comments   

 
Orion
0 #1 Rogue Valley CDCOrion 2010-07-08 12:17:48
Congrats to these two great affordable projects in towns that really need them. You omitted that Rogue Valley CDC is the name of the affordable housing developer that is working on Rice Park. More information here: http://www.verdevillage.net/rice_park.shtml, and here: www.roguevalleycdc.org.
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
Laura Hayden
0 #2 parametersLaura Hayden 2010-08-07 14:39:09
could you explain how to get on the list for thi housing?
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
Laura Hayden
0 #3 Laura Hayden 2010-08-07 14:40:49
can you tell me where to get more subsided housing including ths one describd?
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Fixing Oregon’s broken roads

The Latest
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
RUCCostComparison rev4-30BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

The technology at the center of Oregon’s road usage fee reform.


Read more...

100 Best Green Workplaces announced

News
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
OBM-100-best-Green-logo-2015-1000pxwBY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

More than 250 people turned out today for Oregon Business magazine’s seventh annual celebration of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon.


Read more...

Stemming the tide of money in politics

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
 jeff-lang-2012-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

Jeff Lang and his wife Rae used to dole out campaign checks like candy.  “We were like alcoholics,” Lang says. ”We couldn’t just give a little.”


Read more...

Modern design defines new Portland indoor market

The Latest
Thursday, June 25, 2015
thumbSnøhetta JBPM exterior www mir noBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

An international architecture firm known for its design of the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York unveiled its plan this week for a modern indoor/outdoor food market at the foot of the Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland.


Read more...

Queen of Resilience

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Astrid Scholz scales up sustainability.


Read more...

The ancient fish that stops bullets

The Latest
Friday, May 08, 2015
hagfishthumbBY CHRIS NOBLE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Hagfish may not have evolved much over the last 300 million years, but their protein-heavy slime promises advances in super-materials.


Read more...

Photo Log: The 2015 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

The Latest
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
greenthumbPHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Oregon Business celebrated the 100 Best Green Workplaces with an awards luncheon yesterday at the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS