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Baldwin Redevelopment

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Redevelopment of a half acre property along North Interstate to provide 60 studio apartments with permanent supportive housing by Urban League of Portland.
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Design is underway for 60 new studio apartments in North Portland along the Interstate light rail line.  Home Forward and Urban League of Portland are partnering to provide permanent supportive housing to people who have experienced homelessness.  The vision for North Baldwin is inspired in part by Urban League’s successful Project HAVEN, founded in 2016. Urban League’s model provides focused and intensive services to address homelessness in the Black community, a population over-represented in the homeless community yet underserved.

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Homes & Amenities

  • 60 new studio apartments will include linear kitchen (sink, range, refrigerator & microwave), bathroom, and bedroom/living area
  • Rents affordable to residents making 30% Area Median Income and below (approx $18,500 for a single person in 2019)
  • Full relocation benefits will be provided to the 8 households currently on-site
  • A large community room with kitchen and adjacent outdoor patio area will be located at the southern end of the building
  • Classrooms, a work out room, computer access and lots of room for bike parking will be included

Highlights

  • Services will be designed to help folks regain purpose and dignity living in an area they may once have called home. An on-site team will include a resident services coordinator, case managers and peer support specialists from both Home Forward and Urban League of Portland.

  • An active community engagment process includes focus groups with Urban League participants and staff to provide input into the physical design of the property, economic participation during construction, and on-going resident support programs.

  • Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2021 and new residents will be welcome to their homes during summer 2022.

Partners

  • Resident Services:  Urban League of Portland
  • Financial: Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) and the Oregon Health Authority (Governor's PSH Initiative); and Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Design and Construction:  SERA Architects and Bremik Construction

Fountain Place Redevelopment

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Extensive renovations are underway to ensure this historic downtown Portland building continues to provide affordable homes for generations to come.
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After successful relocation of residents prior to the COVID-19 closures, work began in March 2020 to undertake seismic structural improvements and renovation of existing apartments.  Apartments will remain affordable to households earning less than 60% of Area Media Income (AMI). Former residents and new occupants will begin to move back by Fall 2021.

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Homes

  • 74 affordable housing options
    • 54 homes for households less than 60% AMI
    • 20 homes with Project-based Section 8 rental subsidy for incomes less than 50% AMI
  • Households will be living in
    • 56 studio homes
    • 14 one-bedroom homes, and
    •   4 two-bedroom homes.

Highlights

  • Former Fountain Place residents received relocation services and will have the opportunity to return when construction is complete.
  • Seismic safety is a key element of the scope of work including significant interior bracing, new stairwells and new elevator, and exterior improvements to the unreinforced masonry.
  • A new community room will allow residents an opportunity to host group events.
  • Partnerships with Northwest Pilot Project and Transitions Project (TPI) provide resident referrals and case management for 20 residents living in the homes with Project-Based Section 8 rental subsidy.

 

 

Partners

  • Financial:  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Section 8 subsidy); City of Portland, Portland Housing Bureau; Oregon Housing and Community Services LIHTC and Preservation programs; U.S. Department of Interior, Parks Historic Preservation Program
  • Design & Construction:  Peter Meijer Architect and Lorentz Bruun Construction
  • Key Community Partners:  Northwest Pilot Project and Transitions Project (TPI) 

Details

Fact Sheets and Reports

Virtual Groundbreaking Website

www.FountainPlaceApartmentsPDX.com

 

Dekum Court Redevelopment

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Transforming 40 affordable homes in need of extensive repairs into 200 new affordable homes by 2024.
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Plans for 200 new affordable rental homes in NE Portland are underway!  With funding from Metro's Affordable Housing Bond, 160 new affordable homes will be added to the redevelopment of an existing 40 homes at Dekum Court.  Construction will occur in two phases to ensure existing residents of Dekum Court will not need to be relocated.  The Phase 1 construction (at least 40 homes) will begin during Summer 2021 and completed by Fall 2022.  Phase 2 construction of the remaing homes will then begin and is scheduled to be ready for new residents by Fall 2024.

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Homes

  • 200 affordable apartments total
  • 40 replacement homes for existing Dekum Court households
  • 160 new homes funded by Metro Affordable Housing bond will include
    • 65 affordable homes (40%) for people earning 30% of the median family income and lower
    • 95 affordable homes  (60%) for people earning 60% of the median family income and lower
    • At least 80 family homes (50%) with 2 or more bedrooms

Highlights

  • Educational partnerships are under discussion to meet the needs of new families in the community, including a new Head Start facility.
  • In addition to the apartments, the development will feature a large community room and multiple outdoor play spaces for youth.
  • An active community engagment process, including a large Community Advisory Committee, is providing input into the physical design of the property, economic participation during construction, and on-going resident support programs.

Partners

  • Financial:  Metro, Home Forward equity, private activity bonds, Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Design and Construction:  LEVER Architects, Walsh Construction

Details

Community Newsletter (February 2020)

Resident Engagement

Community Advisory Committee

85 Stories: Group 6

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Group 6 of the 85 Stories Initiative
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Properties

  • HUD RAD conversion process
    • Alderwood, 20 homes
    • Hunters Run, 10 homes
    • Tillicum South, 12 homes
    • Floresta, 20 homes
    • Powellhurst, 34 homes
    • Tillicum North, 18 homes

85 Stories: Group 5

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Group 5 of the 85 Stories Initiative
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Properties

  • HUD RAD conversion process
    • Winchell Court, 10 apartments
    • Camelia Court, 14 apartments
    • Bel Park, 10 apartments
    • Maple Mallory, 48 apartments
    • Eliot Square, 30 apartments

Partners

Information for Residents

Resident Hotline (503) 336-9536

Frequently Asked Questions

Relocation Plans

Resident Newsletter (March 2018)

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