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New Farmworker Housing Coming to Tieton, WA

Longtime NEF partners, Catholic Charities Housing Services (CCHS) and the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing (ORFH), have completed eight new multi-family housing properties, seven of which were Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Their latest project, Tieton Farmworker Housing, is dedicated to serve farmworkers in the Yakima Valley.  With this development, CCHS and ORFH continue their work to serve their communities, which harvest food for the world.

National Equity Fund provided approximately $12 million in LIHTC equity to fund the project, which will provide 53 new units of affordable farmworker housing for families in Tieton, Washington. In addition, it will create 66 jobs and about $2.7 million in local income over the first year.

Ed Marquand from the Mighty Tieton, an artistic business incubator located in Tieton, WA, remarks on the community impact, “Catholic Charities Housing Services’ Tieton Family Housing Project will be a welcome addition to the Highland community. Well-planned housing, making available homes for the hardworking members of our community, will help raise the quality of life for all our residents. Mighty Tieton, Tieton Arts & Humanities, and the city of Tieton are eager to connect with our neighbors—new and current—to participate in building a safe, healthy, creative, and inclusive neighborhood.”

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