About UsOur Mission and History
Northwest Coastal Housing (formerly known as the Community Development Corporation of Lincoln County) was established and incorporated in May 1991.
Northwest Coastal Housing (NWCH) is a non-profit corporation committed to developing affordable housing, advocating for and supporting community efforts that enhance affordable living options.
The Northwest Coastal Housing’s mission is “To provide affordable, safe, decent, and stable housing with compassion and integrity”. Our “Tag line” is “Everyone needs a place to call home”.
The NWCH preserves, constructs and rehabilitates housing units in Lincoln County to provide rental and home ownership opportunities for those who cannot afford market rate housing. The Corporation serves as an advocate and facilitator for the development of safe, decent shelter, and the maintenance of affordable housing stock. NWCH is committed to accomplishing the mission in a climate where constituents are treated fairly and with dignity.
NWCH is committed to developing affordable housing in Lincoln County. The NWCH develops and manages housing for low-income families; persons recovering from mental illness and drug or alcohol addictions; veterans and supported housing for developmentally disabled. In addition to furnishing housing opportunities, we provide Resident Services to all of our residents. These services help give low-income tenants opportunities to improve their standard of living and their quality of life. These services include health and nutrition workshops, community garden, Kid’s Club, parenting classes, social activities, social service referrals, conflict resolution, etc.
For low-income housing; families or individuals at 50%/60% or less of the area’s family adjusted income. Also, persons with developmental disabilities, mental disabilities, homeless victims of spousal abuse, veterans and others in need. A majority of NWCH units rent to individuals at 50% or less of area family adjusted median gross income.
The NWCH has 3 apartment projects in Lincoln County that administer different low-income factors.
1995—The Ridge Apartments in Lincoln City: 80 units of affordable family housing (72 units at 60% and 6 units at 50% or less of the area family adjusted median gross income) with Resident Services provided by the NWCH.
2002—Yaquina Breeze Apartments in Newport: 9 units of supportive housing for persons with mental/ptsd disabilities and drug/alcohol addiction and making less than 50% of the area’s family adjusted gross income. Resident services provided by the Lincoln County Health and Human Services Department
2005—Alder Hill Apartments in Toledo: Two one-bedroom apartments for people with 60% or less of the area’s family adjusted gross income. The Alder Hill property in Toledo has served as a residential group home for persons with developmental disabilities.
To comply with regulations relating to income qualifications or personal assessments for housing, NWCH contracts with property management firms which are responsible for screening and selection of residents. Lincoln County Mental Health assists NWCH for one apartment complex to locate and provide services for residents requiring mental health and addiction assistance. Our limitations in providing housing opportunities, at the Ridge Apartments, are the maximum income allowable for new tenants. HUD and OHCS limits renting of apartments to families and persons which are at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) as adjusted for family size. These income limits are revised annually.
Our organization routinely works with various public entities and refers our residents to appropriate authorities. Additionally, our Resident Services Coordinator works and coordinates with other agencies to provide needed services; which our organization cannot provide.
Our housing units have been evaluated to meet ADA requirements. There are several handicapped persons who reside in our residential structures. We have even installed additional handicap improvements on a case- by-case basis to assist our residents and enhance their lives, if needed.