Housing Impact LLC, a partnership between NeighborImpact and Housing Works, is excited to announce the funding of Liberty Lodge in Redmond, Oregon through the Oregon Housing and Community Service (OHCS) HOME Investment Partnerships Program. This two-story eight-plex will serve persons with disabilities with a preference for individuals who are intellectually/developmentally disabled (I/DD). The development site is located in an established neighborhood of multi-family and single-family properties and is within walking distance to a host of services, job opportunities, stores and recreation opportunities.
Properties like this provide stable housing, dignity and empowerment. With vacancy rates below 1% throughout Central Oregon and the majority of renter households burdened by housing costs, this new community will provide eight disabled households an affordable and supportive place to live. As an affordable property, Liberty Lodge will have rents well below market rates.
Housing Impact hopes to begin construction in early 2019, with a build time of approximately 10 months. Pre-leasing for Liberty Lodge will begin approximately three months prior to completion through EPIC Property Management. Rents are likely to be half or slightly less than half market rates.