Affordable Housing Re-Do for NW Coastal Housing
Ridge Rehab Ribbon Cutting
Lincoln City— October 9, 2018 — Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting at the Ridge Apartments in Lincoln City, celebrating a complete construction rehab. They kicked off the celebration in the newly remodeled Ridge Community Building/Office located in the center of the complex.
“This is a celebration of the completion of the rehab of 80 units of affordable housing in Newport,” said Sheila Stiley, Executive Director at NWCH & Spyglass Ridge. It’s also celebrating the completion of a project that took nearly 2 years and $2 million, ending with a ribbon cutting.
The Affordable Housing industry obtains its funding through various sources, combining multiple layers in federal, state and local funds in order to develop places for people to live.
The Ridge community room also received a rehab of new flooring, new commercial grade backdoors, a new enlarged kitchen with cabinets, countertops, & appliances (provided by grants including Lincoln County Economic Development Fund, City of Lincoln City, First Interstate Bank and Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians), and a fresh coat of paint.
The Ridge Apartments is not simply apartments. It is equipped with Resident Services which is a half-time paid position providing resources for residents to overcome their personal and financial challenges while increasing their standard of living. In addition are educational seminars and after-school programs for youth. The Ridge provides a space for nonprofits to reach the greater Lincoln City populous with vital services and other resources.
The Ridge Apartments also works with partner organizations to help provide housing homeless families, victims of domestic violence, single parents, seniors, veterans, and low income families/individuals. Thanks to partner organizations, such as Family Promise of Lincoln County, My Sister’s Place, Community Services Consortium, Food Share of Lincoln County, OSU Extension Office and many more, residents receive supportive wrap-around services.
The Ridge has the pleasure of playing a role in helping to stabilize lower income families so they may live healthier, more vibrant and enjoyable lives.