Oregon could get new senior housing facility

Elderly people in Oregon might be interested to know that a new senior housing facility could be built in Beaverton.

Providence Health and Services, a nonprofit health system, wants to team up with the city to build a facility for seniors, according to the Beaverton Valley Times. The structure would be built on land near Southwest Farmington Road and Southwest Main Street.

Oregon could get new senior housing facility The proposed facility would have three to five stories and contain 50 to 60 housing units for low-income seniors.

"I would love for us to have more than two floors of housing," councilor Cathy Stanton told the news source.

Mayor Denny Doyle added, "[This project] provides a significant investment in the Old Town part of Beaverton. It's housing that's long overdue."

A non-binding agreement could be reached on November 30, reports the publication. The council will meet again on that night and will vote on whether or not to move forward.

The U.S. Census Bureau said that in 2008, more than 13 percent of Oregon's population was over the age of 65. Last year, the same demographic represented 12.8 percent of the American people.

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