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Safe, Pleasant, Well-Managed Rental Housing:

Cascade Housing Association was formed in response to a recognized need for safe, pleasant, well managed rental housing within the economic reach of countless people. It is not unusual, in many communities, that the available rental housing stock is priced at levels much higher than the reasonable budgets of a large percentage of the local population. Seniors must adjust to lower incomes after retirement, with the added burden of medical care that often becomes more costly with age. Younger wage earners often find the only jobs offered are part-time or minimum wage. Mature workers are being displaced into lower paying jobs after working years in family wage positions. Single parents must balance childcare with work schedules. Disabled people are challenged with living in spaces not outfitted for persons with special needs. Our communities are designed to welcome these families, singles and seniors, and are tailored to meet the needs of the local population. Cascade Housing Association proudly provides that housing, along with a variety of amenities tailored to benefit the communities.

In order to provide quality housing, Cascade Housing Association, along with its affiliates, has partnered with cities, counties and state agencies, including HOME and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, to develop its communities. Construction lenders and mortgage issuers include national and regional banks such as U.S. Bank, Bank of America, Umpqua Bank and Citibank, along with agencies such as CalHFA, Fannie Mae and HUD. Institutional partners investing in the apartment communities include U.S. Bank, PNC Bank, WNC, Bonneville, Transamerica, Boston Financial and other national and international corporations. Cascade works hand in hand with experienced property managers, including Cambridge Real Estate Services (Portland) and Hyder (San Diego) to assure the continuing excellence of the housing experience for thousands of residents.

Each apartment community has been designed to meet local population needs. Family properties range in scope from a 32 unit, seven story building in a major city, to a garden-style complex with 160 apartments in a rural community. Family properties typically include playgrounds, community rooms, laundry facilities, patios and ample parking. Unit sizes vary at each location, and range from studios to 4-bedroom townhouses. Select locations offer swimming pools and wireless internet, along with computers for resident use. Some locations include buildings dedicated for early education programs, operated by area Head Start providers. Other locations host programs for after school meetings and various adult gatherings. Senior properties are typically single story, garden complexes with one or two bedroom apartments located in rural settings. Those projects, ranging in size from 48 units to 70 units, feature community rooms and accessible facilities, including laundry rooms. In certain senior communities, resident programs include hot meals and other social opportunities. On-site management offices are located at each community, and most locations are conveniently located near neighborhood shopping and services.