Justice Housing Yakima acquires land for tiny homes project (Yakima Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
January 13th, 2021

From the Yakima Herald:

Justice Housing Yakima has taken another step in building Cottage Hill Village, a tiny homes project to house the homeless.

And the Yakima Housing Authority is helping make it happen.

Two years ago, Justice Housing agreed to buy 3.34 acres near Milroy Park to build the village.

Now, the Yakima Housing Authority has purchased about half the site from Justice Housing for a housing project of its own.

The site just east of the park once was home to Baur Garden Nursery.

The housing authority’s purchase will help Justice Housing pay off the entire parcel, said David Helseth, Justice Housing board president.

However, the housing authority will be erecting its own project on its share of the property the site just east of the park.

The housing authority plans to build homes that would be purchased by first-time home buyers who complete a credit restoration plan and certify that they are no longer on public assistance. The program not only helps families restore credit, but also save for a down payment, said Lowel Krueger, housing authority executive director.

Read the Yakima Herald's article "Justice Housing Yakima acquires land for tiny homes project," featuring the Yakima Housing Authority.

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