Four walls and a roof may be the most basic building blocks of architecture, but they are also components of hope, security, and well-being. This holiday we want to show gratitude for the organizations, architects, and contractors that make these basic needs a reality for underserved communities and families through their work.
Our accessibility expert, Joshua Klyber, has been working with Northwest Housing Authority on several projects across the region, including Trillium House in Warrenton, OR. This four-story residential building has 42 units, consisting of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom homes. The builders looked at 11 different sites in Clatsop County for the housing project, ultimately settling on a piece of land in Chelsea Gardens because of its prime location nearby schools, public transportation and out of flooding and tsunami zones.
There is currently not enough affordable housing, waitlists can linger for years while people are left in shelters, tent cities or other difficult positions. Affordable housing is vital to the community and those sites with special considerations for location can help residents flourish. Our accessibility team was happy to join this project and ensure accessibility was also well-thought through for future residents. We were grateful for the opportunity to join Northwest Housing Alternatives, Walsh Construction Co., Emmons Design, and Stonewood Structural Engineers to support the families that will soon call Trillium House home.