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Three Rivers Village
HumanGood Affordable Housing
Address: 651 McMurray St, Richland, WA
Completion Date: 2014
Program: 41 apartments
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (NEF), Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30%, 40%, and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $7,200,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walker Construction, Inc.
Architect: ZBA Architecture
ABHOW purchased Three Rivers in 2010 when the previous owners wanted to exit their HUD program, thus preventing a conversion to market rate and displacement of senior and disabled residents. The renovation included the modernization of apartment kitchens and bathrooms, the common area dining room and significant site upgrades. A new expanded manager’s office and meeting room, administration work offices, a wellness room and reconfigured entries were added as new construction. The building remained occupied during the renovation so rigorous steps were taken to lessen the impact on residents, many of whom were frail and elderly. The building entered into a 20-year HUD Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Contract extension as part of the acquisition by ABHOW.