Photo above: (L to R) Joni Hartmann (Deputy Director, Network for Affordable Housing – NOAH); Michael Hinton (Lending Director, NeighborImpact); Margaret VanVliet (Director, OR Dept of Housing & Community Services – OHCS); Matt Harrington (PNC Bank), Doug Benson (Merryman Barnes Architects), Brendon Warren (Senior Project Manager, R&H Construction), Tom Kemper (Executive Director, Housing Works)
Housing Works hosted a grand opening celebration to recognize the work and dedication of partners in completing The Parks at Eastlake, Phase II of Eastlake Village. Representatives from the City of Bend, State of Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH) and NeighborImpact attended.
Additionally, bankers, construction contractors, and Housing Works’ Commissioners also participated with speakers Margaret Van Vliet (director of OHCS), Tom Kemper (executive director of Housing Works), and Michael Hinton (Housing Works board of commissioners chair and lending director for NeighborImpact).
The development consists of forty units of high quality, affordable workforce housing on Bend’s eastside on a 2.64 acre parcel east of Phase I. The property provides 8 one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom, and 16 three-bedroom apartment homes. Half of the homes are serving households under 50 percent of the area median income while the other half are dedicated to households under 60 percent of the area median income. Housing Works has designated two of these units for formerly homeless veterans and two units of transitional housing for homeless families. Rents for the apartments are well-below market rate.
The development has brought over $6 million dollars into Central Oregon and numerous job opportunities. R&H Construction, a local general contractor who built Eastlake Village Phase I, completed the construction of The Parks at Eastlake. Critical financial investments were made by OHCS, the City of Bend, NOAH and PNC. Total project cost is approximately $7,600,000.
The Parks at Eastlake was developed by Housing Works, the largest affordable housing provider in Central Oregon, in response to the critical shortage of affordable rental housing in Bend. The design for The Parks at Eastlake mirrors the highly desirable and award-winning design of Eastlake Village.
Tom Kemper, Executive Director