One of Salem’s largest shelters for homeless women is set to nearly triple its capacity by the end of the year.
Previous owners of Orchard Park Apartments began charging market rate rents in 2022 after an initial affordability agreement expired. The Salem Housing Authority recently partnered with a private investment company to buy the property and stop steep rent increases.
Recent state housing grants include millions for a 120 unit apartment building in northeast Salem, with 24 units for people making less than $17,000 per year.
The nonprofit is kicking off a fundraising campaign to build a $3 million village of 400-square-foot cottages near Swegle Elementary School in east Salem. Rent would be capped at $500 a month.
Hundreds of apartments are under construction in Salem’s core, along with several projects to add new stores and businesses. Here’s a guide to what’s underway.
An Oregon State Hospital nursing building remodeled into 52 affordable apartments may open around two weeks late after power to Yaquina Hall was shut off on April 17.
The former nursing building at the Oregon State Hospital has been remodeled into 52 affordable apartments, with 20 set aside for people with serious and persistent mental illness.
More details have emerged on the ambitious housing project in the South Gateway neighborhood, intended to create an affordable living space that brings people of all ages together, project leaders say.
An influx of state funding will cover two years of shelter operations and the purchase of the former Capital Inn & Suites in Northeast Salem, which the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency bought on Wednesday.
The Oregon Homeowner Assistance Fund, which offers aid to homeowners who were impacted financially by the pandemic, will resume accepting applications on Wednesday, March 8.