Hillyard low-income housing development groundbreaking set for Tuesday

Hillyard low-income housing development groundbreaking set for Tuesday
City of Spokane

Spokane Housing Ventures and Empire Health Foundation will break ground on a new low-income housing development in Hillyard on Tuesday.

The Jayne Auld Manor, named after the woman who helped develop Spokane Housing Ventures and dedicated her life to serving low-income families in Spokane, will include 38 units across five duplex buildings. The development is expected to house 150 people.

The Jayne Auld Manor will house workforce families on 1.8 acres near 2830 E. Francis. The development will be near resources and amenities that could benefit families, including Arlington Elementary School, Harmon-Shipley Park and the Hillyard Aquatics Center.

Spokane Housing Ventures secured funds from the City of Spokane, including a $320,000 U.S. Housing and Urban Development forgivable loan through its Home Investment Partnerships Program and a $388,850 HUD Community Development Block Grand. The project will also benefit from the City’s Multi-Family Tax Exemption.

The groundbreaking ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and will feature speakers from Spokane Housing Venture, Empire Health Foundation and Spokane’s City Council.

The Jayne Auld Manor is expected to be completed by October 2020.

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