Blue Spring Crossing | Island City, OR
First Affordable Housing in Two Decades for Island City
With a growing number of homeless families and individuals in Union County the 1,000 person town of Island City in Northeastern Oregon has responded to the urgent need with their first affordable housing project since 1980. Workforce families, veterans, and disabled individuals are finding new homes at Blue Springs Crossing. Designed modern and durable the new development boasts one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, playground with basketball court, and separate community center with full kitchen. Blue Springs Crossing changed the community’s skeptical viewpoint of affordable housing with this high-quality, low maintenance, energy-efficient complex where the residents can thrive.
“It looks good or better than any housing development nearby. It is a beautiful building, a big boost to the area.” – Dale Inslee, Executive Director of Northeastern Oregon Housing Authority.
Client: Northeast Oregon Housing Authority and Guardian Management
Size: 36,094 SF, 38 Units, and 1,900 SF Community Center
Funding: GHAP, LIHTC, OAHTC, Land Donation
Photo Credit: Alan Brandt