Redmond, OR – Housing Works is excited to announce that construction on Cook Crossing, a new 48-unit senior affordable apartment community in Redmond, is set to begin. The building site is located on a 1.3 acre parcel on Veterans Way immediately to the west of the Lowes home improvement store.
Once complete, the complex will include one and two bedroom apartments. Rent will range from approximately $450 for one bedroom and $550 for two bedroom apartments for income-qualified senior households. The complex should be complete in early summer of 2017 and applications for residency will be available through EPIC Property Management in approximately April of 2017.
Housing Works’ Executive director Tom Kemper states, “As rental rates have risen 50% throughout Central Oregon, the affordable housing crisis has been particularly harsh on our seniors, most of whom are on modest fixed incomes. The construction of Cook Crossing is one piece of the solution to this dire issue facing our communities in Central Oregon.”
Cook Crossing will be more than just an apartment complex–it will be a community that is centrally located and close to many amenities in Redmond. Additionally, access to healthcare will, quite literally, be just a few steps away as Mosaic Medical will be opening a new primary care clinic which will occupy most of the ground floor of the complex.
Mosaic Medical opened their Redmond clinic, located on Larch across from the hospital, in 2013. Since then, their patient volume has grown to the point to where they are needing to expand to meet the needs of the community. The new clinic will have 9,895 square feet and is more than double the square footage of the current clinic. This will allow Mosaic to increase the number of exam rooms, have space for patient classes, community meetings and also offer space for additional services. They will relocate to the new clinic in late August 2017.
This is not the first time that Housing Works and Mosaic Medical have teamed up to help improve access to medical care to our most vulnerable populations. In December of 2014 Mosaic Medical opened Ariels Community Clinic, a full service primary care clinic that is imbedded in the Ariel Glen affordable housing apartment complex in Bend.
Mosaic Medical Chief Executive Officer, Megan Haase says, “We often hear from our patients that transportation can be a significant barrier to accessing healthcare. Through this partnership with Housing Works, we are bringing primary care closer to where patients live and removing this barrier.”
Housing Works and Mosaic Medical will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for Cook Crossing on Wednesday, June 29th at 1250 SW Veterans Way (the bare lot in front of Lowes) in Redmond. The ceremony will begin at 10 AM and the public is invited.
About Housing Works: Housing Works is a public agency whose mission is fostering dignity through housing. It provides people with quality, safe and affordable homes and, through a number of collaborations, provides resources to help people stabilize their lives and become economically self-sufficient. Housing Works developments in Bend, Redmond and Sisters have won numerous awards for innovation, economic impact, design, beautification and enhancement.
About Mosaic Medical: Mosaic Medical is a local nonprofit community health center system with primary care clinics in Prineville, Bend, Madras and Redmond. Additionally, Mosaic Medical serves the community with four school-based health centers and a mobile medical clinic program. Our fees are based on a sliding scale for qualifying patients with limited or no insurance and we accept private insurance, OHP and most Medicare. For more information visit our website at www.mosaicmedical.org.