James Hawthorne

Year Completed: 

This building in downtown Portland was developed by Home Forward as a new home for Multnomah County’s Bridgeview program, providing short-term housing stabilization for people experiencing homelessness.

The Bridgeview program uses a “housing first” model and serves as a key element in the Portland region’s ten year plan to end homelessness. With 24-hour on-site staffing, residents receive case management, mental health treatment, drug and alcohol treatment, clinical supervision, housing services and support services. The James Hawthorne Apartments opened for business in Spring 2010.



  • 48 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) apartments


  • Home Forward master leased the building to our project partner, Multnomah County.
  • Luke-Dorf, Inc. operates Multnomah County’s Bridgeview program and began operations in the new facility in March 2010, providing short-term housing stabilization for people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.
  • Community Engagement:  Home Forward completed a Good Neighbor Agreement with nearby stakeholders to help ensure quality communication and problem-solving.
  • Sustainability: the new facility received an Earth Advantage Silver rating.
  • Public Art via Per Cent for Art Program: In partnership with the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Jack Archibald created a large leaded glass mural at the northwest corner of the building that wraps around the community room.


  • Financial: Multnomah County, City of Portland Urban Renewal Area, Oregon Housing and Community Services
  • Design and Construction: William Wilson Architects
    • R&H Construction
  • Program Operations:  Luke-Dorf, Inc.