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Northwest Housing Alternatives Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Low-Income & Subsidized Rental Housing, Senior Citizens Housing & Retirement Communities, Seniors

Mission: Northwest housing alternatives (nha) creates opportunity through housing. Nha builds and preserves affordable housing for people earning low incomes including families, seniors and people with special needs. Homeless intervention services are provided to families, couples, singles and seniors in clackamas county through the annie ross house and its sister program, homebase. Northwest housing alternative's properties in the portland metro area are enriched with resident services to provide our residents with opportunities to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Programs: Asset management nha provides asset and partnership management to 36 multifamily properties totaling 1,593 units. The funding and regulatory requirements for these properties include lihtc, hud 202 & 811, home, cdbg, trust fund, and other sources. These properties provide affordable housing for the community and some properties provide specialized housing for individuals with chronic mental illness or in recovery from addictions. Our asset management insures the financial viability, physical longevity, and risk management of our multi-family assets.

homeless invervention services - annie ross programs the annie ross house provides shelter and services to five clackamas county families who are experiencing homelessness. Nha transitional housing units provide homes for another five families who are transitioning out of homelessness. In 2016, 51 households were served through both programs. Homebase this community-based program provides both eviction prevention services to households to stop homelessness before it begins and rapid rehousing to move households who are experiencing homelessness into their own home. In late 2014, this program expanded into pathways where we work in collaboration with community partners to provide market housing and wrap around services to individuals living with persistent mental illness. In 2016, 184 households were served. Twenty of these households were in the pathways program.

group homes nha owns and manages 57 group homes along with seven small properties with a total of 272 units across oregon. The group homes serve individuals living with developmental disabilities, chronic mental illness, and individuals in recovery. The homes are leased by licensed care providers. The small properties serve formerly homeless families.

Community Stories

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Michael Paul R.

Client Served

Rating: 1

The noble concept of building affordable housing for those who could otherwise not afford it is much appreciated especially in a state where the homeless numbers are so high. However, that does not excuse the property owners and northwestern housing alternative, from protecting the more vulnerable residents in their properties. Time and time again I have been harassed bye resident resident and each time I have filled out an incident report they and the property management have done nothing about it. They claim that this individual is protected because of a mental disability. I myself suffer from a mental disability And after seeking counseling in this matter have learned that a person just because of a mental disability is no more protected for their bad behavior than anyone else living on a property. I have concluded that Northwestern Housing Alternatives and their property management company, income property management only cares about one thing, and that his money. It’s very unfortunate that the vulnerable and those that have limited resources must find themselves dealing with this kind of hardship, but unfortunately it’s true. My suggestion would be for anyone that is living on a property that was made by northwestern housing alternatives or managed by income property management, to do whatever it takes to get away from these two companies.


Client Served

Rating: 1

Northwest Housing Alternatives is a terrible nonprofit. They seem to hate their tenants. And they think that their properties don't need to be kept very well beause they are subsidized.