Dekum Court Redevelopment

Lever 2020 sketch

Plans for 187 new affordable rental homes in NE Portland are underway!  With funding from Metro's Affordable Housing Bond, 147 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 early in 2022 and completed approximately a year later.  Phase 2 construction of the remaing homes will then begin and is scheduled to be ready for new residents by Fall 2024.

If you would like more information about the Summer 2021 Environmental Review process and NEPA materials, a pdf is available here.  For more information, please contact Stella Martinez at   Comments on the review documents will be collected until August 26, 2021.




  • 187 affordable apartments total
  • 40 replacement homes for existing Dekum Court households
  • 147 new homes funded by Metro Affordable Housing bond will includea at least 87 family homes with 2 or more bedrooms


  • 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.


  • Financial:  Metro, Home Forward equity, private activity bonds, Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Design and Construction:  LEVER Architects, Walsh Construction
  • Albina Head Start Classrooms Fact Sheet


Community Newsletter (February 2020)

Resident Engagement

Community Advisory Committee