In order to address NorthWest Crossing resident questions about the demographics of the Phase 23 proposed workforce housing project, the developers at Pacific Crest Affordable Housing have put together a resident profile of individuals currently living in Bend that are representative of the type of tenants they are seeking.
From Pacific Crest Affordable Housing:
We would like to introduce a few community members who qualify to be tenants of the proposed affordable housing units in NorthWest Crossing. The following profiles are of people who currently live in Bend; they fall within the appropriate income range, are not full-time students, and could be interested in living in NWX. As current and vital members of the Bend community, they not only participate in – but also contribute invaluably to – outdoor recreation, a vibrant restaurant scene, local youth development, and cultural and arts initiatives – all of the aspects of our city that make Bend such an exceptional place to live.
Occupation: Yoga Instructor
Years Living in Bend: 31
Interests/Activities: Traveling, snowboarding, mountain biking, reading, volunteer farming, rafting.
Favorite part about living in Bend: “Being a part of a great community and family”
Tyler and Maxine
Ages: 29 & 35
Occupation: Ski Technician/Raft Guide & Youth Activities Coordinator
Years Living in Bend: 6 & 9
Interests/Activities: Snowboarding, dogs, general outdoor activities, rafting, music
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “Accessibility to Anything Outdoor-Related”
Years Living in Bend: 2.5
Interests/Activities: Exercising, Racquetball, Hiking with the Dogs
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “Fun People! Coming from a totally different culture, it’s fun to see new things coming up around town – it’s all very interesting.”
Years Living in Bend: 20
Interests/Activities: Backcountry Skiing, Running, Baking, Biking, Art & Crafts
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “I love that there are so many outdoor and cultural activities available in a smaller-town.”
Zach & Christina
Ages: 33 & 27
Occupation: Bike Mechanic & Ski Coach
Years Living in Bend: 5 & 19
Interests/Activities: Cooking, Biking, the Oregon Desert, Coaching and Playing Ultimate Frisbee, Backpacking, & Traveling.
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “We definitely like the accessibility of outdoor activities, but also appreciate the growing diversity of interesting non-profits, cultural events, and arts groups.”
Occupation: Office Manager
Years Living in Bend: 12
Interests/Activities: Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Biking, Hiking, Knitting, Cooking, The Ocean, Theatre & Film.
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “Immediate Access to Outdoor Activities”
Aric & Christina
Ages: 25 & 24
Occupation: Entrepreneur & Server
Years Living in Bend: 20 & 15
Interests/Activities: Running, Hiking, Skiing, Biking, Cooking, Floating the River, Farming
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “Great biking trails, we’re close to the mountains and ocean, & we get to be close to family.”
Years Living in Bend: 8
Interests/Activities: Coaching Lacrosse, Backpacking, Piano, Yoga, & Meditation
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “I like the Northwest in general, it’s very friendly and relaxed. I also like the accessibility-being able to walk to work and being so close to nature.”