Affordable Housing for All Stages of Life
Tigard is committed to maintaining a variety of housing choices and removing barriers to the development of affordable housing. Since 1980, the city has worked with six community partners to provide 690 units of affordable housing in Tigard.
However, as Tigard continues to grow and expand, more diverse housing options are required. Our partners like Luke-Dorf, Community Partners for Affordable Housing and others need the help in order to succeed. Without additional funding, Tigard will have few resources to bring to the table to incentivize affordable housing.
Currently the city is working with Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) to build new mixed-use affordable housing apartments in the Tigard Triangle, a 500 acre are of land located between I-5, HWY 217 and HWY 99W. Often working on shoestring budgets, community partners sometimes need financial aid in order to complete projects.
With adequate funding Tigard may be able to provide our community partners with resources at every stage of development, including:
- Early financial aid through fee assistance programs, community housing funds or purchasing land;
- “Gap funding” for partners who need to match regional or federal grants, need a small loan or gifted grant funding; and
- Long term support by providing low income housing tax exemption which would lower long range operating costs for affordable housing providers.