LA PINE, OR -- Housing Works will break ground, next week, on two new Central Oregon affordable housing projects.
La Pine Townhomes (site plan pictured, above) features 42 one, two and three-bedroom units, priced for households at or below 60% of the area's median income. It's situated near the intersection of Memorial Lane and Little Deschutes Lane, close to medical facilities, schools, services, shopping and employment opportunities. Housing Works Executive Director Tom Kemper says this project has been a long time coming, "We were supposed to close this mid-January. There were some regulatory hurdles that we had to get through that took a lot longer than we thought. We're down to finalizing a document with Oregon housing, and then we can close. We're trying to close mid-week, next week." A groundbreaking ceremony will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Also on Tuesday, Housing Works will celebrate the start of a Sisters development. Village Meadows Apartments will offer 48 one, two and three-bedroom units. Kemper tells KBND News the state Legislature really stepped up to make sure the project could happen, "The deal wouldn't happen if the legislature hadn't passed the LIFT loan funding and the document recording, because that provided, really, critical gap funding to make the deal happen. It's a really difficult transaction. we're pretty thrilled to actually be able to break ground." That project is located north of McKinney Butte Road and west of Brooks Camp Road, near Ray's Shopping Center. Groundbreaking is Tuesday at 2 p.m.