Southwest Corridor Affordable Housing Predevelopment Project
The City of Tigard was awarded an Equitable Housing Planning & Development Grant by Metro to fund the Tigard Southwest Corridor Affordable Housing Predevelopment project. Through the planning process for the Southwest Corridor existing unregulated low income housing may be displaced. The City is working on a strategy to help mitigate potential displacement of existing unregulated low income housing that could occur with the Southwest Corridor project.
- Key Activities: Engagement with affordable housing residents; market study and opportunity site analysis; affordable housing funding analysis and implementation strategies
- Desired Outcome: A strategy that leads to construction of affordable housing that meets the needs of residents who may be impacted by the SW Corridor
The city is participating in the regional Southwest Corridor Plan with the goal of bringing light rail transit to Downtown Tigard and the Tigard Triangle by 2025. Through coordinated efforts with the City of Portland’s SW Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy project, this project will provide an analysis of opportunities for affordable housing corridor wide.
Affordable Housing Assessment
In light of the recent recession and the region’s current housing crisis, the city recently reviewed its affordable housing strategies and assessed how they have addressed changes in the local housing market and local housing needs.
A full report, detailing each of those approaches and opportunities to improve local access to affordable housing, can be read here.
Tigard is Committed
Policies in the City of Tigard's Comprehensive Plan reflect the city's commitment to maintaining a variety of housing choices and to removing barriers to the development of affordable housing.
The city initiated a variety of voluntary actions to support and enhance opportunities for affordable housing. These are described in the City of Tigard Affordable Housing Program Report published in September 2002. These adopted policies, goals, strategies, and voluntary actions reflect the city's capacity and approach in meeting the affordable housing needs of the city.