Catholic Charities Spokane has just begun building their second housing project in Pasco. The first Pasco project built by the nonprofit group was Tepeyac Haven off of 22nd Ave which opened in 2007. The group has also built Desert Haven in Othello which opened in 2004. Bishop Topel Haven, the new housing project that the nonprofit has begun in Pasco will be able to house 43 farm-worker families. Catholic Charities Spokane says there is a high demand for these houses year-round, Desert Haven currently has 1,000 people waiting for one of the 45 units to open. Bishop Topel Haven will most likely be ready for residents next spring or early summer. Applications for Bishop Topel Haven will not be accepted until about six weeks before they will open. Applicants must be families working in the agriculture business and must also meet income guidelines.
The Bishop Topel Haven complex will be similar to the Tepeyac Haven, little things will be changed based on feedback that has been received from current residents at Tepeyac Haven. Bishop Topel will include four townhouse buildings with 43 units there will also be a community center and a playground at the housing complex. Each unit will have two to three bedrooms and will be two-stories with the exception of two units that will be handicap accessible.
Both the Bishop Topel Haven and Tepeyac Haven are built with standards of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED is a national green building rating system, Tepeyac Haven is believed to be the first multifamily complex built to these standards in the United States. The LEED standards look at various factors such as energy efficiency, water consumption and sustainable materials. By following these standards, families will have lower utility bills, and less chemicals and fumes.
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