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Bud Clark Commons

List Page Description: 
A cornerstone of the Portland region’s ten-year plan to end homelessness, the Bud Clark Commons is the result of a joint collaboration by the Portland Housing Bureau, Multnomah County, Transition Projects, and Home Forward.
Year Completed: 
2011
Hope IV Property?: 
0

A cornerstone of the Portland region’s ten-year plan to end homelessness, the Bud Clark Commons is the result of a joint collaboration by the Portland Housing Bureau, Multnomah County, Transition Projects, and Home Forward.

Bud Clark Commons is certified as the first LEED Platinum project of its kind: permanent supportive housing apartments, a transitional shelter, and a daytime resource center all in one central Portland location. Home Forward developed, owns, and manages the Commons, which opened in June 2011.

Resources

Homes

  • 90-dormitory beds for men needing short-term housing  (including 45 beds reserved for veterans)
  • 100 studio apartments with project-based Section 8 subsidy
  • 30 studio apartments with public housing subsidy

Highlights

  • The Apartments at Bud Clark Commons provide studios for the most vulnerable homeless individuals as screened by four medical clinics using a vulnerability index tool.
  • An on-site operations team and partner organizations assist residents with case management; medical, mental health, substance abuse treatment; vocational, employment, and money management services; life skills training; and advocacy.
  • The day center, managed by TPI, provides services for people experiencing homelessness
    • Basic needs – showers, laundry, clothes, food, information and referrals
    • Learning center – education, GED, computer skills
    • Wellness center – basic care, health and nutrition education, links to medical providers
    • Housing center – assists with locating, successfully applying and maintaining housing
  • Doreen’s Place, managed by TPI, coordinates volunteer-based cooking for one meal each day; case managers, counselors and advocates work with 90 residents to achieve permanent housing (average stay is approximately two months).
  • The facility is certified LEED Platinum and includes numerous sustainability features including solar hot water pre-heat panels, heat recovery ventilators, and greywater recycling.

Partners

  • Financial – City of Portland; Oregon Housing and Community Services; US Department of Housing and Urban Development (2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic stimulus funds)
  • Design and construction – Holst Architects, Walsh Construction Company of Oregon
  • Community organizations – The program handout for the grand opening event on June 2, 2011 provides a summary of the many community partners.

Stephens Creek Crossing

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Construction is nearly complete on a completely new, accessible and sustainable apartment community to replace the isolated 1968 Hillsdale Terrace public housing community in southwest Portland’s Multnomah neighborhood.
Year Completed: 
2014
Hope IV Property?: 
Yes

Construction is complete on a completely new, accessible and sustainable apartment community to replace the isolated 1968 Hillsdale Terrace public housing community in southwest Portland’s Multnomah neighborhood.

Resources

Homes

  • 122 new affordable apartments will replace 60 exisiting public housing units
    • 13 units for households less than 60% MFI
    • 109 units with Section 8 and public housing subsidy
  • 7 new Habitat for Humanity homes will be constructed for first-time homebuyers

Highlights

  • Former Hillsdale Terrace residents received relocation services and will have the opportunity to return when construction is complete
  • Newly purchased property at the corner of SW 26th and Capital Highway will create a gateway to the property, increasing visibility and access
  • New early childhood center, managed by Neighborhood House, will provide three Head Start classrooms
  • Active community engagement process includes Community Advisory Committee
  • Sustainability features in the proposed design include bioswales and cisterns to manage surface water; energy-efficient geo-thermal “heat exchange” heating and cooling system; and construction materials selected for indoor air quality

Partners

  • Financial:  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOPE VI program; City of Portland, Portland Housing Bureau; Oregon Housing and Community Services weatherization and LIHTC programs; Bank of America; Network for Oregon Affordable Housing
  • Design & Construction:  Michael Willis Architects and R&H/Colas Construction
  • Key Community Partners:  Neighborhood House, Portland Habitat for Humanity, Hillsdale Community Church

Programs

  • Community and Supportive Services:  A focus on three key areas will help residents during relocation and upon their return – 1) job training and career advancement; 2) early childhood education; and 3) health and community connections.

Details

Fact Sheets and Reports

Community Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Community Design Workshop Summary Notes

Photos

Design Schematics - March 2012

Preliminary Design Elevations

Aerial view - 2007

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