Timber Ridge


Goal: Timber Ridge serves to provide much needed affordable housing for the residents of Union County and the City of La Grande. This project aims to foster interaction and neighborliness in an intergenerational community and extend housing access to seniors and individuals with mobility or physical disabilities through fully accessible units.

Timber Ridge is located in Eastern Oregon in the City of La Grande. The community will provide 82 units of affordable housing within eight walk-up buildings for households earning 30%-60% of the area median income. Timber Ridge has been intentionally designed as an intergenerational community with special attention to trauma-informed and universal design principles, with the ultimate goal to extend housing access to seniors and individuals with mobility or physical disabilities. The project will provide nine units of accessible housing.

Central to the site is a 4,500-sf community building designed as a hub where families and seniors can come together around a large gathering space with a full kitchen for multigenerational meals and social events. The community building will also include the resident services offices, a classroom, study space, and early childhood education center, where Eastern Oregon University will operate a Head Start program available to residents at no cost to them. Outdoor amenities include on-site parking, outdoor gathering and play areas, basketball and pickleball courts, a community garden space, and dog park. The site has been designed to foster a strong connection to the outdoors and will take advantage of the mountain views by including a walking path that runs along its edge.

With over two decades of experience delivering programs centered on arts, wellness, lifelong learning and civic engagement, NEOHA will lead the resident services programming.

Timber Ridge is also highly sustainable—targeting Earth Advantage Platinum Certification and Net-Zero Certification. The project will include a large photovoltaic array that is projected to exceed the electrical demand for the project by 10%. Information on energy consumption and reduction in carbon emissions will also be made available to tenants who are interested.


Timber Ridge is a collaboration between CDP and Northeast Oregon Housing Authority (NEOHA). CDP is the developer, while NEOHA is the GP, Owner, and Property Manager. The project is made possible by a 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocation with equity investment by Hunt Capital, LIFT funds and GHAP funds from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), tax-exempt bonds through Oregon Housing and Stability Council, a Section 8 contract for 35 project-based vouchers administered by NEOHA, and preference for ten Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids (HOPWA) voucher holders made possible by the State of Oregon’s Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership Program (OHOP). The project also received a grant from the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO), energy incentives from Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative (OTEC), and Federal Solar Investment Tax Credits administered by the U.S. Department of Energy. Construction financing is being provided by Washington Federal Bank and permanent financing is being provide by Citi.

  • Number of units: 82
  • Lot size: 4.79 acres
  • Density: 17 units/acre
  • Unit size: 543-1,423 sf
  • Unit mix: 34 1BD (30%: 8, 60%: 26), 26 2BD (30%: 15, 60%: 11), 20 3BD (30%:11, 60%: 9), 2 4BD, (30%: 1, 60%: 1)
  • Parking Spaces: 129
  • Affordability: 30%, 60% AMI
  • Sustainability: Targeting Earth Advantage Platinum Certification, Net-Zero Certification
  • Total Cost: $38.2M
  • Architect: Ink:Built Architecture
  • Landscape Architect: Studio Wild
  • Contractor: Bremik Construction
  • Property Management: Northeast Oregon Housing Authority (NEOHA)
  • Non-Profit Partner: Northeast Oregon Housing Authority (NEOHA)


CDP is proud to partner with these organizations that are critical team members and who share our mission of enhancing the quality of life for the communities in which we work.

Northeast Oregon Housing Authority (NEOHA)

Northeast Oregon Housing Authority, commonly known as NEOHA, is located in the scenic Grande Ronde Valley. NEOHA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents located in Union, Baker, Grant, and Wallowa County.

Since its conception in 1976, NEOHA has continuously worked towards achieving the highest and best use of housing for individuals of low- to moderate-income. These goals are accomplished through the promotion of economic development, homeownership, and self-sufficiency opportunities while working with community partners whose goals are similarly aligned. In the last 40 years, NEOHA has seen enormous growth in its ability to assist with housing. The organization has grown from providing assistance to 160 individuals to over 1100 today; with an average economic contribution of over 6 million dollars annually.

Looking to the future, their hope is to continue to provide assistance to neighbors in need and make a positive difference in the lives of those they serve and the surrounding communities. To learn more about NEOHA, please visit: https://www.neoha.org/home.

Eastern Oregon University Head Start

Eastern Oregon University Head Start is a free preschool in La Grande, Oregon and the surrounding Eastern Oregon Region for income-eligible children aged 3 & 4 and children with disabilities. Their mission is to enhance the resiliency of each family through high-quality relationships, developing generations of lifelong, empowered learners. They utilize a Conscious Discipline approach to learning, which is an evidence-based, trauma-informed behavior management system that combines a four-part approach to social-emotional learning, discipline, and self-regulation. To learn more about the program, please visit: https://eouheadstart.org/.