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Ankeny Woods is an affordable community located in Portland, Oregon
By The Skanner News
Published: 10 August 2020

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is excited to announce funding awards of $60,822,101 worth of grants and tax credits to build and preserve 802 homes through the federal 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), HOME, and General Housing Account Program (GHAP) resources, which leverage local, state, and private investments throughout the state for the development of affordable housing.

“Ensuring all Oregon families have a safe and affordable place to call home is all the more crucial during this pandemic,” said Governor Brown.

“I’m grateful to OHCS and the Housing Stability Council for their work to ensure that these critical investments in affordable housing will help Oregonians throughout the state, including people both in urban and rural Oregon, as well as people from Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other communities of color as we continue to work to address Oregon’s housing needs.”

affordable housing funding chart(Chart image provided by Oregon Housing and Community Services)
These investments address the statewide shortage of affordable housing through the development and preservation of affordable rental homes at a time when the long term economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will make affordable housing even more crucial.  As a result of this funding, over 800 households will have safe, stable housing that will serve Oregonians for generations to come.

“Especially in a time of crisis, access to an affordable, safe, and stable place to call home is critically important, now more than ever,” said OHCS Executive Director Margaret Salazar. “I am proud that we are able to open doors all across the state, in communities large and small, to help Oregon families build stable homes and inclusive, vibrant communities where all our neighbors can thrive.”

On Friday the Oregon Housing Stability Council approved the developments listed here.

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