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by / 2016-04-02 03:38:24 / Published in News

Eight New Properties Added to the Cascade Portfolio

It's official!  Cascade Management is excited to welcome eight new properties to its Pacific Northwest portfolio.  The properties, located throughout Washington, add nearly 1400 new units under management.

Members of the Cascade executive team, HR, Compliance, and Marketing departments held an introduction and training session just outside Seattle today to meet the newest staff members.  CEO Dave Bachman posed with Maintenance Technician Yuriy Gorun of Greentree and Park Hill Apartment complexes to show off his new Cascade apparel.

by / 2016-03-07 23:45:01 / Published in News

Construction Continues at Brand New Iron Horse Lodge!

Another Cascade Management development is nearing completion as construction continues at Iron Horse Lodge in Prineville, OR.  The affordable property will have 26 one- and two-bedroom apartments for 55+ year old tenants.  A Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for May 2016.

by / 2016-03-02 14:28:01 / Published in News

Cascade Welcomes Its 500th Employee!

Amid Portland's booming housing market, Cascade Management is pleased to welcome its 500th employee!  With 10 years of industry experience, Jill Michalek joins the company as Marketing Specialist, marking the milestone for Cascade.  She will support Tiffany Roderick, Director of Marketing and Communications, and joins other Marketing team members Bonnie Horab, Summer Fucile, and Summer Moon in supporting the firm's lease ups, business development, and advertising efforts.

In business for over 40 years, Cascade Management now manages 253 housing communities and 9642 individual units throughout Oregon and Washington.  The company remains committed to providing the best real estate and property management services in the Pacific Northwest with its network of portfolio managers, in-house compliance experts, and Marketing team members.

by / 2016-03-01 15:06:28 / Published in News

Advancing Momentum and New Ideas in 2016

Our CEO, David Bachman, and current President of Multifamily NW writes about the advancing momentum and new ideas in 2016 in this month's newsletter from Multifamily NW:

Multifamily NW is off to a fast and dynamic start to 2016. A very active 2016 legislative "short" session is well underway in Salem. Multifamily NW is hard at work providing advocacy for successful outcomes to educate and continue to create opportunities for owners and developers to add needed housing supply to our local industry. We are experiencing a significant lack of supply across all income levels and as a result we know it is tough for residents in many Oregon counties to find housing. Removing barriers is key to assure more units come out of the ground, incentivizing developers to serve demand across all resident income levels. There is much work still to do and I encourage membership and our industry to discuss, educate and advocate through this legislative session and leading up to the legislative "long" session in 2017.

Multifamily NW completed our strategic planning session during the month of January. Association Leadership created exciting outcomes for how we work together to reach and deliver services to the industry. There is focus and momentum as a result to make the association more accessible to everyone. These efforts will not only serve membership in 2016 but also for many years to come. We cannot get far without leadership and I sincerely appreciate our strong Staff, Board and Executive Council. Our membership benefits from this strength as well. I'm impressed by how consistently aware Association Leadership is of the intricate issues in our industry, especially our Executive Director Deborah Imse who works tirelessly for our members and the services we provide. I am confident knowing that we are well prepared for the work ahead. We have a great start in 2016 and it will continue to be a productive and impactful year.

Education this year has kicked off strong with multiple sold out events covering landlord tenant law, legislative updates and fair housing education. We just concluded the second annual Fair Housing Fair in Portland where 440 attendees attended and received valuable and critical information to help them protect the law, themselves and their organizations. This is the youngest large event for Multifamily NW and it is great to view its' success. As an example and testament to how robust and consistent Multifamily NW education is, there are no less than 14 fair housing training classes offered throughout the year. Thank you to everyone on the Fair Housing Committee and all of the Multifamily NW staff who continue to put on great fair housing education and events for our membership. In past years, Multifamily NW created fair housing best practices and a fair housing pledge. It is great to see us continually capitalize on our previous efforts and create continued positive impact. The momentum of successful education events continues moving forward. In March comes the 2016 Maintenance Fair featuring the popular Maintenance Mania. In April we hold the Spring Apartment Report Breakfast and in May is the Ace Awards."
 
by / 2016-01-07 04:39:36 / Published in News

Kennewick Housing Authority Cuts Ribbon on New Property

On January 6th, 2016, members of the Kennewick Housing Authority cut the ceremonial ribbon and hosted an open house event at the brand new Nueva Vista Apartments in Kennewick, WA.  The 32-unit affordable housing complex broke ground last January and move-ins are expected to start in the coming weeks.  The property will also hold a playground, open outdoor space, and a community room where residents can receive support services.

On hand for the event were KHA Executive Director Lona Hammer, KHA Board Chair Tom Moak, Kennewick Mayor Pro-Tem/Councilmember Don Britain, and members of the community.

by / 2015-08-17 17:55:26 / Published in

The Barcelona at Beaverton Application Intake Event

Update on The Barcelona at Beaverton Application Intake Event:

• Due to Beaverton City code regarding obstructing public right-of-way, no lining up on the sidewalk or on the property of The Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ prior to 10:00 am on Friday, August 21st will be permitted.

• Please bring your application and tenant screening criteria completely filled out.

• Please bring with your photo identification.

• Please bring your money order or check for the screening fee of $42.00.  No cash or debit/credit card will be accepted.

Thank you so much for your cooperation. 

 

by / 2015-07-25 04:27:45 / Published in

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 24, 2015

Contact:

Tiffany Roderick

Director of Marketing and Communications

Cascade Management, Inc.

(503)682-7788, tiffany.roderick@cascade-management.com

NEWS RELEASE

McCoy Village Request for Rental Modification Clarification

Cascade Management understands there are concerns that have been expressed by the residents of McCoy Village regarding the rent increase notices sent on July 23, 2015.  Those notices were issued in error and have been rescinded.  The intent of the previous notices is to determine how much Home Forward will allow to be paid for the unit.  Any increase is intended to have minimal impact on the resident portion of the rent payment. We are in the process of clarifying this point with the residents by way of resident notices and a resident meeting.

 

Any further inquiries related to this matter should be directed to Cascade Management, Inc. at (503) 682-7788.

 

Cascade Management, Inc.

13221 SW 68tj Parkway, Suite 310

Portland, OR 97223

www.cascade-management.com

 

by / 2015-06-14 04:51:23 / Published in

Varney Court Open House is scheduled

Varney Court Open House 

July 1, 2015

The Mayor of Pasco Matt Watkins along with council member Saul Martinez are scheduled to speak.

Varney Court Apartments in splendid Pasco, WA

Housing for farm workers

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Local catered foods

Media attendance

318 Pearl Street Pasco, WA

 

by / 2015-03-19 00:23:37 / Published in News

Orchards at Orenco Set to Open in June

REACH CDC new development, Orchards at Orenco Station continues to get buzz regarding its innovative design in affordable housing. Not only is one of Hillsboro’s latest housing development allowing low income workers to remain close to jobs and transportation, it has the added bonus of lowering their energy bills as well. Making this affordable housing project even more affordable.

Find out more at: http://reachcdc.org/about-us/projects-in-the-pipeline/

by / 2015-03-12 00:25:06 / Published in News

Orchards at Orenco gets National Coverage

Some great national coverage for Orchards at Orenco. Special shout out to our friends Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc. and Walsh Construction Co.

When REACH Community Development completes its newest workforce housing community in a few months, it will have also built the largest multifamily Passive House in North America.

Orchards at Orenco will be a landmark development for the nonprofit organization and the Passive House movement.

In 2013, REACH purchased a 6-acre site next to the MAX light-right station at Orenco Station in Hillsboro, Ore., near Portland. “Our vision was to build three multifamily buildings on the land,” says Laura Recko, director of fundraising and public relations. “We always had the vision that at least one of the buildings would be a Passive House project.”

Read more at http://www.housingfinance.com/affordable-housing/developers-get-aggressive-with-passive-house-design_o.aspx?dfpzone=home

by / 2015-03-07 05:15:35 / Published in News

The Oregonian Visits The Barcelona at Beaverton

Construction workers slogged through the wet winter on the Barcelona At Beaverton apartments, and a sunny March day found they'd made a lot of progress.

When it's complete, this fall, the four-story affordable housing complex on Southwest Lombard Avenue and Southwest First Street will hold 47 units, according toCommunity Partners for Affordable Housing.

Adjacent to the apartments will be a five-story retail-commercial project that will include typical market-rate housing, according to Community Partners.

The land for both projects is owned by the City of Beaverton which will, essentially, lease it long term to the developers.

-- Wendy Owen

wowen@oregonian.com

@bvrtnreporter

by / 2015-02-26 14:52:46 / Published in News

The Barcelona at Beaverton is going up, up, up!

We are so excited to see the progress on Barcelona at Beaverton! Check out the Cascade Management Property tab at The Barcelona at Beaverton to find out more informaiton and to be placed on the Interested Part List.

by / 2015-02-19 22:27:43 / Published in News

It's This Easy To Help Kids Keep Warm In The Winter

Did you know you can donate a new coat to one of our families in need with just a few clicks? Order from our Amazon.com wishlist and your donation will be shipped directly to us! Just enter shipping address:
Warm Coats
Impact NW
10055 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97216

More details here http://impactnw.org/warmhearts/.

by / 2015-02-17 23:28:03 / Published in News

Homeless People Share Things That Will Surprise You

For a simple but profound project, Rethink Homelessness invited several of Orlando’s homeless residents to tell the rest of us one fact from their lives that, if we walked past them, we would never expect. As you can imagine, the results are poignantly humanizing…

See more of these surprises from Orlando's homeless population at http://twentytwowords.com/homeless-people-each-share-one-thing-about-themselves-that-will-surprise-you/

by / 2015-02-16 23:51:54 / Published in News

NHA and the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge

You can help NHA refurbish our Annie Ross House family shelter by voting for Northwest Housing Alternatives in the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge!

Vote once a day until 3/2 by following the link:
http://sgiz.mobi/s3/11003a3e5fd7

NHA's Annie Ross House can shelter to up to 25 people at a time. Because of the high traffic, things get damaged, appliances take a beating, and storage is always an issue.

Please help us take advantage of this amazing opportunity by voting once a day and by inviting you friends, family, and co-workers to vote as well. Thank you!

 

by / 2015-02-14 04:08:15 / Published in News

For the second year in a row, Oregon is America's No.1 moving destination

We are so excited to live in a state where everyone else wants to join us. This only means that there is going to be a even larger need for Housing #HousingMarket #AffordableHousing #Oregon #PacificNorthWest #Fusion 

Read More at:

http://fusion.net/story/36508/for-the-second-year-in-a-row-oregon-is-americas-no-1-moving-destination/ 

by / 2015-02-12 22:52:37 / Published in News

NHA's Executive Director, Martha McLennan, will be chatting online with readers from The Oregonian

NHA's Executive Director, Martha McLennan, will be chatting online with readers from The Oregonian in about an hour at 10:30am.

Martha will taking questions about poverty and homelessness in the suburbs. NHA operates the only family shelter in Clackamas County and helps helps close to 200 households avoid or transition from homelessness every year.

http://www.oregonlive.com/…/homeless_live_chat_with_northw.…

by / 2015-02-12 18:11:41 / Published in News

How do you turn socks into homes?

Oregonians are donating 20,000 pairs of socks to remind state legislators about the 20,000 kids and tens-of-thousands of others who experienced homelessness last year. $20 million for emergency rental assistance that will help end and prevent homeslessness is on the line. Sock donations will be piled high on the capitol steps on March 11, the Housing Alliance's Housing Opportunity Day. Afterwards they will be donated to nonprofits across the state. Oregon families are tough, resilient and driven. But everyone needs a home to be successful.

Print the flyer

 

by / 2015-02-12 11:33:27 / Published in News

Hilsboro gets a Big Boost in Affordable Housing

An $18M boost for affordable housing in Portland, Hillsboro

We are very excited to be a part of this process with REACH Community Development!

Read more at:

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/11/an-18m-boost-for-affordable-housing-in-portland.html?page=all

 

by / 2015-02-12 11:33:15 / Published in News

Do You Know What a Passive House is?

Do you know what a Passive House is? Discover how our friends at Walsh Construction Co. and REACH CDC are integrating this awesome GREEN Building facet into one of the new projects we get to team up with them on in Hillsboro.
 

Learn More at:

http://reachcdc.org/about-us/projects-in-the-pipeline/

by / 2015-02-11 11:27:27 / Published in News

Support APANO's Community Space

Summary of the Project

The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon is moving into a new office and community space and we need your help to build a space that all of our community can use and enjoy.

What is APANO?

The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon is a statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. We use our collective strengths to advance equity through empowering, organizing and advocating with our communities.

Community Space in the Jade District

The Jade District, the area surrounding 82nd and Division in SE Portland, was designated by the Portland Development Commission (PDC) as a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) district in 2011. The NPI is a public/private partnership that aims to transform underserved commercial districts in east Portland into engines of economic growth without displacing the communities that reside there.

What We Need 

Funds raised in this campaign will support renovation costs. With an expanding staff and rapidly growing membership, the funds will go towards supporting a sustainable infrastructure. We need to knock down walls, change the carpet, add more desks, and conduct a huge renovation project in order to make it a workable space for everyone.

The Impact

Your support in building a community space in the Jade District will allow for more programming and community building of the groups that live and work in the area, including Asians and Pacific Islanders, Russian, and Latino communities. 

Communities in the neighborhood created their own visioning plan of what this community center can look like. Check it out here!

Risks & Challenges

APANO is a statewide, grassroots organization, and we pride ourselves on listening and engaging with the communities that we work with. The Jade District is APANO's first venture into place-based organizing and we acknowledge that not everyone embraces our organizing methods. However, we value a community-driven vision and encourage everyone to work with us in creating a community that is inclusive and accepting of all if its members.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't support financially, that's OK! Please help us by sharing this campaign with your friends and on all of your social media networks. We appreciate your support and if you live in Oregon, come organize and work with us! 

Find This Campaign On
by / 2015-02-11 11:21:30 / Published in News

Are Tiny Houses the Way to go for Portland's Homeless Population?

Home Petite Home

In the Pacific Northwest, people with nowhere else to go are forming micro-communities with communal kitchens and toilets but teeny, individual sleeping units. Could tiny homes, once the provenance of design blogs, help curb homelessness nationwide?

by / 2015-02-11 03:07:36 / Published in

Hard Hat Tours Starting at New Hilsboro Property

You’re invited to a free, one-hour Hard Hat Tour of the Orchards at Orenco hosted by REACH. Orchards at Orenco represents REACH’s latest commitment to sustainability and affordable living - creating communities open to people of all income levels, offering access to transportation options while remaining close to jobs and community amenities.

But Orchards at Orenco is unique for another reason.  It is the largest multi-family building in the United States being built to Passive House energy standards, widely used throughout Europe aimed at reducing tenant utility costs. Orchards is also located in the thriving Orenco neighborhood in Hillsboro, one of Oregon’s fastest growing communities.

Read more about Orchards and Passive House here.

We’re offering “behind the scenes” tours before the building opens to the public. It’s your chance to see this distinctive development unique to the Pacific Northwest.

These will be the only two tours we offer to the public until the Grand Opening in summer 2015 so don’t miss your chance. SPACE IS LIMITED. Click below to register. We’ll see you there.

DETAILS:
The site is located at 6520 NE Cherry Drive, Hillsboro, OR.  Tours take place from 4:00 – 5:00 pm on the dates listed below (please choose ONE).  We will start/end on time. Tours are on a construction site.  Please adhere to the following:

  • Dress appropriately - closed toed shoes, long pants, and weather appropriate.  Hard hats and reflective vests provided.  You will be asked to leave the site if your clothing is inappropriate.
  • Guests will be asked to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement from Walsh Construction. Tours will start at the Walsh construction trailer, located on the corner of NE Cherry Dr. and NE 231st. The trailer is located in a gravel parking lot, and is signed with “Walsh Construction.”
  • You may park on the construction trailer parking lot. If taking public transit, Orchards at Orenco is located on the MAX Blue line which stops about a block from the site.
  • We will be climbing stairs. The location is a construction site.  As such, wheelchair accessibility will not be available until June 2015.
  • SPACE IS LIMITED. We encourage you to sign up early.

For further information, contact Laura Recko, Director of Fundraising & Public Relations with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE:  Tours are intended to provide information and education about Orchards at Orenco. They are not intended for people interested in renting REACH housing.  For those interested in renting, please check our website for availability and to review our application process.  You may also sign up on our email interest list by emailing Orenco Station 1 or by leaving a message at (503) 403-1803.  We anticipate model units available for show in early summer June 2015 to prospective tenants.

by / 2015-02-11 03:02:20 / Published in

NOW LEASING at Gilman Court

Gilman Court is a new development set to complete construction in April 2015.  Gilman Court features six stories with 60 units of affordable housing for people who are ages 55 and older. 

Designed for Safe and Healthy Aging - Gilman Court has been designed to help residents live long and healthy lives. Aging-in-place features include handrails in the hallways, indoor and outdoor community gathering areas.  Fully accessible and ADA adaptable apartments are available.

Sustainable Living - Gilman Court will be a LEED Gold certified building, with enhanced water conservation features, community gardens and healthy indoor air quality.

Ride Connection On-Site - Access to free transportation services through our on-site partner Ride Connection that offers transportation education, shuttles and door-to-door transportation services.

Gilman Court is centrally located in Portland’s Gateway neighborhood on the corner of NE Glisan and 99th Avenue in Portland, Oregon.  The neighborhood offers excellent transit options, nearby grocery stores, shopping, pharmacies, medical facilities and much more.  Gilman Court will have a large community room/TV room, a computer lab, an exercise room and a private outdoor courtyard for building residents. This is a Tax Credit building.  Learn more about Tax Credits units. Breathe easy. Smoking is not allowed in any REACH property.

Rated “somewhat walkable”, with a Walk Score of 69.


The Gilman Court waitlist will be opening at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. Applications will be accepted until 2:00 PM that day. A total of 150 applications will be initially accepted first come, first served, for the waiting list. Download the Gilman Court Waitlist Application Packet

Applicants will need to bring photo ID and the applicant screening fee of $40.00 for each Adult household member.  Please bring a check or money order, made out to Gilman Court. We’re sorry but we will NOT able to accept cash.  The beginning of the waiting line will be at the entrance to the Glisan Commons Apartments, 555 NE 100th Avenue, and run North on the sidewalk around the building.  Due to the limited parking in the neighborhood, we encourage you to arrive by public transportation.

To be put on our Waiting List, you must apply in person. If you are unable to apply in person and need an accommodation by having another person wait in line for you, please contact us by e-mail at gilmancourt@reachcdc.org by February 13th, 2015. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our leasing office at: 971.277.7196 or visit our web site at http://www.reachcdc.org

We look forward to meeting you!

by / 2014-07-31 14:39:39 / Published in News

Jennie Kime was promoted to Director of Compliance

Jennie Kime has been in the property management industry since 1995 and has experience in many affordable housing programs such as HUD, Rural Development, LIHTC and HOME. In July of 2011, she was hired as the Lead Compliance Specialist for Cascade Management. Two years later, in September of 2013, Jennie was promoted to Director of Compliance and now oversees eight compliance specialists and is our go-to person for compliance questions! Congratulations, Jennie! We are thrilled to have your expertise in affordable housing. 

by / 2014-07-25 03:44:45 / Published in News

Welcome Stephanne Beauchamp to the Cascade Team

Cascade Management is thrilled to welcome Stephanne Beauchamp to the Cascade team, who began with Cascade in October of 2013. Her previous position was with Paychex Inc. as an HR consultant for small to medium size businesses. She has been in the HR field for 11 years and brings a comprehensive knowledge base of various industries to Cascade, which has afforded her a wide variety of experiences and scenarios in the HR field. Stephanne has an extensive background in federal and multi-state laws from her consulting experience in all 50 states. She has had her PHR certification since 2012 and is a current member of SHRM and PHRMA.

by / 2014-07-25 03:44:05 / Published in News

Amanda Williams joins the property management team

Cascade would like to welcome our newest Portfolio Manager, Amanda Williams! She started with Cascade this February and comes to us from C&R Real Estate Services. She brings with her 12 years of experience in property management in both market rate and affordable housing. Additionally, she has been on the Multifamily NW Forms Committee since 2009. We are excited to welcome her on board to our property management team. 

by / 2014-07-25 03:43:14 / Published in News

Kim Schellman is part of the Marketing Department

Kim Schellman, who has been with Cascade for over two years, was recently promoted in April of this year from Marketing Assistant to Marketing Specialist. Kim started out working in the Compliance Department and after eight months she switched over to the Marketing Department where she’s been integral in the planning of the All Staff Meeting, coordinating daily advertising of properties and follows up on property occupancy and as well as Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans. 

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