A rumor about a Hazel Dell apartment complex evicting all its tenants in a Courtyard Village-esque scenario sounded plausible and spread online — but it turned out to be untrue.What’s more, the rumor involved an unlikely target: A Vancouver-based property management company trying to make a dent in the affordable housing crisis.Westwynd Apartment Homes at 10117 N.E. Ninth Ave. was sold in February 2016 to Christensen Properties LLC for $13.6 million. It was formerly Crown Plaza and had a “pretty tough reputation,” according to an email from Richard Gress, CEO and executive vice president of RealVest Corporation, the company managing Westwynd. Businessman and philanthropist Paul Christensen owns RealVest. Kathy Maynard and Mike Maynard own Westwynd.Gress said the complex was financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To get the loan, a comprehensive inspection was required and certain repairs had to be made, while other repairs could be made within the first 12 months. Those requirements include completely renovating 90 of the 120 units at Westwynd, which are set to be finished by April 30.Rents are being raised about $50 for renovated units. Current rent at Westwynd is below fair-market rent. A one-bedroom apartment is $950 to $995, and a two-bedroom unit is $1,095.
Prepared by Peace TVPlease click on your preferred language below to watch this weeks’ report: English Spanish Portuguese French Russian Korean Japanese This week we cover:1. True ParentsTrue Parents’ Special Cheon Il Guk Leaders’ Gathering for a “Shin” Korea2. World NewsHeavenly Tribal Messiah Activities (Korea: Cheungbuk District, 2018 True Parents’ Hyo Jeong Blessing / Benin: Celebrating 7 Victorious Heavenly Tribal Messiahs/ Congo: Heavenly Tribal Messiah Blessing / DR Congo: Divine Principle Workshop for Christian Ministers/ Bolivia: Divine Principle Workshop for Ambassadors for Peace)Peace Projects (Belgium: IAPP Conference at the European Parliament/ Argentina: IAPP Inauguration/ Paraguay: Opening of the IAPP South America Office/ Korea: World Peace Road Foundation, 2017 Symposium for the Unification of the Koreas and Realization of Peace in Northeast Asia/ Thailand: WFWP 13th Color My Heart with Peace/ Ghana: WFWP Character Education/ Haiti: WFWP 2017 Pure Love Festival)Youth Projects (Korea: Peace Designers’ Camp/ Taiwan: CARP Divine Principle Workshop/ Costa Rica: Hyo Jeong Divine Principle Workshop for Middle School and High school Students)Major Events (Brazil: Hyo Jeong Cheongpyeong Great Works World Tour/ Japan: First Forty-Day workshop for members with public missions to cultivate Divine Principle lecturers/ Korea: Celebration of Having Read the Divine Principle 100 Times in Jeonbuk/ Korean Religious Council: 2017 Year-End Assembly/ Korea: Start of the Second Class of Hyo Jeong Academia)