The city thrives as an ethnically diverse, welcoming city, where all its residents are an essential part of the Beaverton community. People want to be part of this community because of the quality of life and diversity we enjoy, but many existing residents increasingly struggle to remain in Beaverton. The city aims to sustain Beaverton’s livability, particularly for those most in need. The city’s affordable housing activities focus on helping households experiencing homelessness, increasing quality affordable rental housing, providing homeownership opportunities and developing policies geared toward ensuring Black, Indigenous and Communities of Color have access to these opportunities.
Here are a few of the complexes that have recently opened their doors or will be opening soon.
CEDAR GROVE is a 44-unit affordable housing complex located at the southeast corner of Southwest Cornell Road and Southwest Murray Boulevard, developed by Community Partners for Affordable Housing. This complex opened in fall 2020.
THE MARY ANN is a 54-unit affordable housing complex located at the intersection of South First Street and Southwest Main Street, near Beaverton High School, being developed by REACH Community Development Corporation. It is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in late 2021.
THE SOUTH COOPER MOUNTAIN – BRIDGE DEVELOPMENT is a 75-unit affordable housing complex located on Southwest 173rd Avenue across from the newly built Mountainside High School. The complex is being developed by BRIDGE Housing and is scheduled to break ground in summer 2021 and open for operations in late 2021/early 2022.
THE SOUTH COOPER MOUNTAIN – WISHCAMPER DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS is a 164-unit affordable housing complex located at 17811 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., next to the newly-built Mountainside High School. The complex is being developed by Wishcamper Development Partners is scheduled to break ground in summer/fall 2021 and to be open for operations in 2022. This complex may expand to be a 303-unit affordable housing development.
People want to be part of our community because of the quality of life and diversity we enjoy. In fact, Beaverton thrives as an ethnically diverse, welcoming city, where all its residents are an essential part of the community. Unfortunately, many existing residents, especially those in our aging, BIPOC and youth communities, increasingly struggle to remain in Beaverton. That needs to change. The City Council and I are focused on investing in resources and working with partners to address housing affordability and availability head on. We want more home options in all of our neighborhoods to meet the needs of our changing city. I’m proud of the efforts already underway and look forward to more affordability projects in the future. I feel the work to make this happen has never been more important, so that every person who wants to live in Beaverton can.
Lacey Beaty, Mayor
The city has partnered with Proud Ground 503-493-0293 and the Portland Housing Center 503-282-7744 to provide homeownership assistance to low- to mid-income first-time homebuyers. If you or anyone you know is interested in buying a home in the city and is a first-time home buyer please have them contact our homeownership partners. If you would like to know more about affordable housing activities in Beaverton, contact Javier Mena of the Community Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-748-9534 or visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/affordablehousing.