CSU and partners inaugurate affordable housing project near Timberline Church

‘Just the Beginning’

The affordable housing project and element is the result of a land swap between Timberline and CSU. The first units are expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.

“Next year, when these apartments are ready to move in, we will be able to see the impact our collaboration has had on the real lives of real people – our neighbors, friends and colleagues who need and deserve this help,” said said Miranda. “But I promise you this is just the beginning. As long as there is a need, it must be a shared priority for all of us. We cannot stop here.

In addition to Miranda, those who spoke at the groundbreaking event before driving ceremonial shovels into the dirt included Timberline Senior Pastor Dary Northrop and Tetrad President and CEO Jordan Berger. .

“We are delighted with this situation,” said Northrop. “We have the best partners ever, and we’re really happy to do this with you. … As a church, we love neighbors, and we’re going to be good neighbors.

“We’re really proud of this project,” Berger added, attributing much of its success to Brett Anderson, special assistant to CSU system chancellor Tony Frank. “It’s a small step, but I think it’s a good step, and it’s a representation of what we hope can be a model where we bring together different institutions – private community, public community, religious community – to try to figure out how to solve this problem [of housing affordability].”

Jerry B. Hatch