Pasco Haven housing by Catholic Charities coming soon

 

SPOKANE, Wash. — Catholic Charities has announced that it will be moving forward with Pasco Haven, one of two new permanent, affordable, supportive housing projects for low-income families and vulnerable people as part of its push to solve homelessness in Eastern Washington.

One complex, Pasco Haven, will be a 60-unit project planned for Lewis St. and 20th Ave. in Pasco that will provide counseling, case management and healthcare to vulnerable residents.

At Pasco Haven, the monthly rent will average $196; Catholic Charities will provide residents with services designed to help them improve their lives.

Catholic Charities said the nonprofit is working closely with Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health and the Benton Franklin County Continuum of Care (CoC) to partner with local organizations to provide additional services for residents.

The project will be funded through a grant provided by Benton County, a Housing Trust Fund loan from the state and 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocation.

Pasco Haven is expected to begin construction this year and open in 2022.

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Another project, Mother Teresa Haven, will be a 48-unit project in Spokane that will serve low-income families.

Mother Teresa Haven will be adjacent to Catholic Charities Sister’s Haven, a family affordable housing community, at the Holy Names Campus. The monthly rent for families will average $245 and residents will get access to on-site services including counseling, case management, healthcare, recreational activities and more.

The project is funded by an allocation of 9 percent tax credits and through a loan from Catholic Housing Services Eastern Washington (CHSEW) and is expected to begin construction this year and open in 2022.

“Right now, low-income individuals and families are facing unimaginable hardships. People can’t move forward in their lives unless they have a safe and healthy home to sleep in each night,” said Catholic Charities President & CEO Rob McCann. “We will continue building housing throughout Eastern Washington until every person in need has a home to call their own.”

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