Sean Farrelly
Redevelopment Project Manager
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Senior Housing Rendering

Senior Housing Alongside the Senior Center

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Construction Underway!

collage of seniors

Tigard Senior Housing project is under Construction

The next 14-15 months will be spent building this new four-story affordable senior housing facility. This new project will bring 57 new one-bedroom units for our senior citizens, in addition to some helpful site improvements around the existing Tigard Senior Center, including a new connection to the Fanno Creek Trail. The project will lease to seniors 62 and older, including seniors getting by on Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability (often less than $16,000 per year). Additionally, the project will prioritize housing for veterans and seniors with disabilities.

Living Alongside the Tigard Senior Center

The project is located on a site owned by the City of Tigard at 8815 SW Omara Street alongside the Tigard Senior Center and Meals on Wheels, and close to the Fanno Creek Trail, Tigard Public Library, Downtown Tigard and several bus lines. The City of Tigard is home to people of all ages and incomes and is working hard to meet the housing needs of all its residents. This project will help keep seniors in our community who are facing rising rents and increased living costs.

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2019 - Winter 2020: Site concept design. Work with advisory committee on concept site plan.
  • Spring - Summer 2020: Secure Funding through the Metro Housing Bond
  • Fall 2020 - Winter 2021: Detail Design and Site Plan Work
  • Summer 2021: Apply for Land Use Permits
  • Spring 2022 - Summer 2023: Construction
  • Fall 2023: Lease to seniors

Housing Partner

Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) is the project developer. A non-profit affordable housing developer, NHA currently operates 16 affordable senior housing properties serving more than 900 seniors around the state of Oregon. Each NHA property is designed to help families and older adults lead healthy and stable lives.

Senior housing location map

Guiding Principles

  1. Senior Living in Tigard
    For seniors, the project should facilitate the ability to live safely and with good health, with access through various modes of transportation to what the Tigard community has to offer.
  2. Environmental Integrity and Stewardship
    Design and construction should facilitate physical integration with the existing neighborhood and natural amenities; and should include measures to protect Fanno Creek and the surrounding natural area.
  3. Integration
    Design and programming should facilitate the social and programmatic integration with the existing Meals on Wheels programming and resident services.
  4. Engagement and Transparency
    With the City and the community, the development process should facilitate engagement with stakeholders and offer transparency through the decision-making process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding this project. 

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Q:Will this be a HUD section 8 for low income seniors?

  • Q:Why place housing alongside the Senior Center site?

  • Q:How is parking being addressed?

  • Q:What about additional on-site services for low-income seniors?

  • Q:Will the project impact the environment?

  • Q:Does this area flood?

  • Q:How will this project impact the Senior Center?

  • Q:How will the project meet fire codes?

  • Q:How do I find out about leasing an apartment there?