(Tigard, OR) -- Residents of the Woodspring Apartments in Tigard have won a battle to keep rents low. The Low Income Housing Tax Credit on the building expired after 30 years and the owner was going to raise rent to market rates. 172 low-income seniors live in the apartments. They've lobbied Washington County to buy the apartments to keep rates low. The Washington County Housing Authority agreed to make a proposal to buy the apartments. The deal has not been finalized.