Press Collection: Tiki Apartments-TCC-THA Partnership
Tacoma Housing Authority, CWD Investments, and Tacoma Community College issued a press release on Oct. 11. Below is a list of articles that mention our new partnership, in chronological order:
Unique deal means redemption for vilified landlord, housing for TCC students who need help
Matt Driscoll | Oct. 10, 2018
To simply call it a happy ending wouldn’t do it justice. History, as always, is more complicated than that. But it is a welcomed new beginning. Six months after the mass displacement of residents of the Tiki Apartments infuriated much of Tacoma — and helped shine a white hot spotlight on the city’s growing affordable housing crisis — the apartment complex just off South 12th Street near state Route 16 is back in the news.
Apartments owners partner with Tacoma Housing Authority to house homeless college students
Tacoma Weekly Staff | Oct. 11, 2018
Tacoma Housing Authority, and CWD Investments, owners of Highland Flats, which was formerly the Tiki Apartments, have announced an agreement that will enable the 62-unit building to become part of THA and Tacoma Community College’s innovative partnership to house homeless and near homeless students.
This article appeared in Tacoma Weekly News
TCC uses former Tiki Apartments to expand housing help for students
Joel Moreno | Oct. 11, 2018
“The fact that the school can help provide this for students, especially if it’s so close so you can just walk to school, you don’t have to worry about transportation, I think it’s a great thing,” Berry said.
Tiki Apartment Owners Partner with Tacoma Housing Authority to Transform Newly Renovated Apartment Building into Affordable Housing for Homeless Tacoma Community College Students
Oct. 12, 2018
THA and TCC’s College Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) is a first of its kind model in the United States and named by Harvard’s Kennedy School as one of nation’s 25 most innovative governmental initiatives for 2018.
3 Tacoma buildings will offer low income housing
Journal Staff | Oct. 12, 2018
Tacoma Housing Authority said on Thursday it will fund 123 units of affordable housing for Tacoma Community College students and other low-income residents and families. The units will be in three existing buildings: Highland Flats at 1111 S. Highland Ave. (62 units), Olympus Hotel at 815 S. Pacific Ave. (48 units), and Rialto Apartments at 311 S. Ninth St. (13 units).
Tacoma apartment complex to expand affordable housing for college students
Steve Kiggins | Oct. 12, 2018
Affordable student housing is about to see a major expansion in the South Sound. Tacoma Community College says it has teamed up with the Tacoma Housing Authority to help make sure students aren’t priced out of their homes. The College Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) is already helping students and now the program is poised to help even more.
Seattle investor’s apartments will house homeless college students
Brently Loe | Oct. 12, 2018
Tacoma Housing Authority and CWD Investments — which owns Highland Flats, formerly the Tiki Apartments—have reached an agreement that will enable the 62-unit building to become part of THA and TCC’s partnership to house homeless and near-homeless students.