In April, construction began in Silverton on FHDC’s newest affordable housing development, Garden City Apartments. Garden City is targeted to farmworkers and their families earning less than 70% AMI. The complex will contain twelve (12) two-bedroom units and eight (8) three-bedroom units, including an onsite resident manager. A community building will house a computer lab, laundry room and a large and flexible multi-purpose room including a kitchen. The community building will also provide space for meetings, classes and gatherings, and for the provision of a wide array of social services for the residents.
Garden City demonstrates FHDC’s commitment to sustainability and healthy homes for tenants. Garden City will seek LEED for Homes Gold level certification. FHDC knows that the market serving farmworker families is unique, and therefore strives to assist them accordingly. The site layout, building design and landscaping will make it an asset to the neighborhood. Garden City will provide stable, year-round housing for farmworkers and their families. Completion is scheduled for April 2017.
Garden City is made possible through the help of the following partners: USDA Rural Development, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Citizens Bank, CASA of Oregon, LMC Construction, and AC & Co. Architecture.