Imagine a community where families and individuals can find a place to call home, without the overwhelming burden of high rents. Terrace Glen Apartments in Tigard is turning this vision into reality. In a proud collaboration between the Housing Authority of Washington County and Related Northwest, 144 affordable apartment homes have been created, providing hope and stability for those in need.
A Commitment to Affordable Living
Terrace Glen Apartments is a testament to the power of community partnerships. Metro’s affordable housing bond played a crucial role, contributing $17.5 million to the $51.2 million project. Metro’s transit-oriented development program further added $500,000. With additional funding from county and state sources, as well as private sector support, Terrace Glen Apartments is a shining example of what can be achieved when organizations come together for a common cause.
Creating a Home for All
Nestled in the heart of the vibrant Metzger neighborhood in the Washington Square District, Terrace Glen Apartments is dedicated to providing affordable housing to low and very low-income households. With rents designed for those making 30%-60% of the Area Median Income, this community offers an opportunity for individuals and families to thrive.
Support and Connection
Terrace Glen Apartments is more than just a place to live; it is a community that cares. Three units have been specially designated as permanent supportive housing for homeless youth aged 18 to 24. These units combine affordable housing with vital support services, ensuring that the most vulnerable among us receive the assistance they need to rebuild their lives.
Organizations like Home Plate, EngAGE, and the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization are partnering with Terrace Glen Apartments to provide a comprehensive range of services. From arts education and health and wellness programs to computer classes and outreach services, these initiatives foster a sense of belonging for residents, offering support and resources that go beyond the walls of their homes.
A Haven of Comfort and Beauty
Terrace Glen Apartments goes beyond meeting basic needs; it seeks to create a true home. Designed by C2K Architecture and constructed by Walsh Construction, the building is a masterpiece of artful details. Paintings and colorful tile work adorn the walls, creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.
The architecture itself is thoughtfully designed to foster connection and community. Two four-story buildings encircle an inviting courtyard, which serves as a central gathering space. Complete with a playground, shaded tables, and a barbeque area, this communal space invites residents to come together, share stories, and build lasting friendships.
A Wealth of Amenities
Residents of Terrace Glen Apartments have access to a range of amenities that enhance their quality of life. The community room, complete with a kitchen, provides a space for gatherings and celebrations. A teen lounge and arts and crafts area offer opportunities for creativity and self-expression. Shared laundry facilities and ample parking for cars and bicycles ensure convenience for all.
Additionally, the apartment complex’s prime location near public transportation, retail outlets, restaurants, and healthcare services makes daily life easier and more convenient for residents. With a variety of apartment sizes, from studios to one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units, Terrace Glen Apartments caters to the diverse needs of its residents.
Celebrating the Power of Partnership
The opening event for Terrace Glen Apartments served as a reminder of the extraordinary accomplishments that can be achieved when organizations join forces. Metro Councilor Gerritt Rosenthal emphasized the significance of collaboration, acknowledging the multitude of partners involved in bringing this project to life. Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the importance of partnerships and collaboration in meeting community needs.
A Bright Future
Terrace Glen Apartments is more than just a housing development; it is a beacon of hope, demonstrating the transformative power of affordable housing. By leveraging the resources and expertise of various organizations, this community is making a lasting impact on the lives of its residents.
As Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington aptly states, “I’m so proud that Washington County can be part of the solution to the big societal issue of housing. This is a much-needed project, providing homes for working-class families to set roots and have long-term housing stability.”
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