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Beech Street Apartments

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Home Forward partnered with non-profit LifeWorks NW on a development in Northeast Portland that provides permanent apartment homes with supportive services and expands a culturally-focused residential treatment program, Project Network.
Year Completed: 
2014
Hope IV Property?: 
0

Home Forward partnered with LifeWorks NW on a development in Northeast Portland that provides permanent apartment homes with supportive services and expands a culturally-focused residential treatment program, Project Network.

Resources

Homes

  • 29 studio apartments and two three-bedroom suites will be part of the residential treatment facility owned and operated by LifeWorks NW.
  • 32 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments owned and operated by Home Forward will provide permanent supportive housing for graduates of drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. 

Highlights

  • Project Network is a LifeWorks NW program that provides extensive treatment services for women recovering from alcohol and drug use. 
    • More than 75 women receive treatment each year, and most are involved with both the child welfare and criminal justice systems.
    • The average stay in treatment is six months, with a goal of transitioning to permanent supportive housing.
  • Graduates from treatment programs living in Home Forward's apartments will be able to be reunited with their family members in a supportive dry community.  Resident services staff will provide ongoing support.
  • A multipurpose room and computer stations will be available for training and education. 

Partners

  • Financial: City of Portland, Home Forward, tax credits, and commercial debt under consideration
  • Development, Design and Construction: Gerding Edlen Development, Holst Architecture, O'Neil/Walsh Community Builders, LLC
  • Key Community Partners: LifeWorks NW

New Columbia

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New Columbia is a diverse 82-acre neighborhood built on the former site of World War II public housing for defense workers, with the help of Home Forward’s first HOPE VI federal grant.
Year Completed: 
2006
Hope IV Property?: 
Yes

New Columbia is a diverse 82-acre neighborhood built on the former site of World War II public housing for defense workers, with the help of our first HOPE VI federal grant.

Resources

Homes

  • 556 rental households managed by Home Forward including:
    • 297 units with public housing operating subsidy
    • 73 units with project-based Section 8 subsidy
    • 186 additional units for households earning less than 60% MFI
  • 234 homeownership units including:
    • 128 market rate homes
    • 98 homes developed by non-profit builders such as Habitat for Humanity
    • 8 homes developed using a cohousing model
  • 66 rental apartments developed and managed as senior housing by NW Housing Alternatives

Highlights

  • Community-friendly design includes a street grid that reconnects the site with the surrounding neighborhood, front porches that encourage interaction with neighbors, multiple parks and public spaces.
  • The Community Campus, including a new elementary school and new Boys & Girls Club, were the first in the country to be financed using New Market Tax Credits.
  • Public art in the central city park and along “main street on Trenton” reflect the variety of resident’s cultures and traditions.
  • Sustainable stormwater management system retains 98% of stormwater onsite; the pocket swales, or “rain gardens,” are now maintained by resident volunteers.
  • Two community gardens and a new “Village Market” provide access to healthy food along with entrepreneurial opportunities for residents.
  • An extensive community advisory committee and design process involved hundreds of people over a ten month planning period.
  • Awards are numerous, including 2007 Smart Growth Achievement winner in overall excellence.

Partners

  • Financial:  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOPE VI program; City of Portland; Oregon Housing and Community Development LIHTC Program; (plus additional partners to finance community campus)
  • Design and construction: Mithun, Michael Willis, Robinson Merryman Barnes (architects); Walsh Construction of Oregon

Programs

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Rosa Parks Elementary School (Portland Public Schools)
  • NW Housing Alternatives
  • Janus Youth Programs

The Morrison

List Page Description: 
This award-winning mixed-income apartment community in downtown Portland resulted from an innovative public-private partnership between Home Forward and Gerding Edlen Development.
Year Completed: 
2007
Hope IV Property?: 
0

This award-winning mixed-income apartment community resulted from an innovative public-private partnership between Home Forward and Gerding Edlen Development.

Located next to Jeld-Wen Field, The Morrison is part of a mixed-use development that was completed in 2007, replacing a 1940s building that was well past its useful life. The site also includes 261 market-rate condominiums, extensive ground-floor retail space, underground parking, and a central pedestrian plaza featuring public art created by renowned Oregon sculptor Lee Kelly.

Resources

Homes

  • 140 apartments for households earning less than 60% MFI, including
    • 21 two-bedroom apartments
    • 74 one-bedroom apartments
    • 45 studio apartments serving as Permanent Supportive Housing with case management provided by two local non-profits (30 of these units are supported by project-based Section 8 subsidy)

Highlights

  • Sustainability features include a prime downtown location as a transit-oriented development; LEED Gold certification; bioswale gardens and eco-roof to treat storm water; and water-efficient fixtures.
  • Regional Arts and Culture Council’s “per cent for art program” assisted with coordination of public art installations at each end of Howard’s Way by Oregon sculptor Lee Kelly.
  • Public-private partnership created unique opportunity for immediately adjacent mix of incomes, ranging from no income individuals at The Morrison to upper income condo owners at The Civic.

Partners

  • Financial: City of Portland, Oregon Housing and Community Services
  • Design and Construction: SERA Architects, Gerding Edlen, Hoffman Construction

Programs

  • 45 studio apartments provide homes to residents needing Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Case management provided by
    • Cascade Aids Project
    • NW Pilot Project

Humboldt Gardens

List Page Description: 
Humboldt Gardens is a groundbreaking green community of townhomes, flats, and apartments built around a central pocket park in North Portland.
Year Completed: 
2008
Hope IV Property?: 
Yes

Humboldt Gardens is a groundbreaking green community of townhomes, flats, and apartments built around a central pocket park.

Developed to replace the badly aging and inaccessible Iris Court apartment complex off Vancouver Avenue in North Portland, Humboldt Gardens is Portland’s second redevelopment effort anchored by a federal HOPE VI grant. Designed from the ground up with input from the entire community, the site incorporates a high number of green features such as low-flow showers and toilets, storm water swales, and Energy Star appliances.

Resources

Homes

  • 130 apartments for households earning less than 60% MFI, including
  • 100 units with public housing subsidy (with 20 of these units serving as permanent supportive housing using the Bridges to Housing model)

Highlights

  • Community-friendly design includes new mixed use building on newly acquired highly visible corner, front porches, green spaces, and neighborhood connections
  • Pocket park provides community meeting space, play equipment and public art by Mike Suri
  • Working able residents agree to participate in Opportunity Housing Initiative
  • Community center includes a computer learning lab
  • Sustainability - LEED Gold for mixed use building; first-of-their kind bioswales combine public and private stormwater filtration; energy savings from solar panels that produce electricity for community spaces in the mixed use building.
  • 21 homeownership opportunities were created within one mile of the redevelopment site with priority for Home Forward residents

Partners

  • Financial: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOPE VI program; City of Portland; Oregon Housing and Community Development LIHTC Program
  • Design & construction: Michael Willis Architects; Walsh Construction of Oregon and  C.J. Jackson Construction

Programs

  • Humboldt Gardens is a location for Home Forward’s Opportunity Housing Initiative, a support program that asks participants to set life goals and move beyond housing assistance to economic self-sufficiency.
  • Albina Head Start operates a program on-site for Humboldt Gardens and neighborhood children.
  • Human Solutions provides case management services for the 20 Bridges to Housing family households.
  • Humboldt Learning Garden is taking root on a lot adjacent to Humboldt School and across the street from Humboldt Gardens.

Grove Hotel

List Page Description: 
This historic Portland landmark served as a low-income residential hotel since it was built in 1907. Over one hundred years later, Home Forward completed a renovation that brought it up to code and returned it to safe and decent service.
Year Completed: 
2008
Hope IV Property?: 
0

This historic Portland landmark served as a low-income residential hotel since it was built in 1907. One hundred years later, Home Forward completed a renovation that brought it up to code and returned it to safe and decent service.

Resources

Homes

  • 70 Single Room Occupancy (SRO)

Highlights

  • During renovation, units were restored with new sinks, added storage, paint, windows, sprinkler system and flooring.
  • The acquisition and renovation were completed under an accelerated schedule on behalf of our jurisdictional partner, the City of Portland, in order to address serious code violations and safety concerns for the former residents.
  • Of the 130 units constructed at Bud Clark Commons, 70 units are considered “replacement units” for The Grove in compliance with the City’s policy of “no net loss” of low income housing in the central city.

Partners

  • Financial: City of Portland (Urban Renewal Area)
  • Design and Construction:  William Wilson Architects, R&H Construction

Programs

  • Central City Concern

The Jeffrey

List Page Description: 
Newly constructed in 2008, The Jeffrey is a modern, LEED Gold certified, mixed-use development with 80 apartments and street-front commercial space in the heart of downtown Portland’s West End.
Year Completed: 
2008
Hope IV Property?: 
0

Newly constructed in 2008, The Jeffrey is a modern, LEED Gold certified, mixed-use development with 80 apartments and street-front commercial space in the heart of downtown Portland’s West End.

Although it is new construction, The Jeffrey is considered a preservation project, serving as replacement housing for the former Jefferson West Apartments formerly located around the corner from this site.

Resources

Homes

  • 80 apartments for households at or below 50% MFI (including 50 units at or below 30% MFI):
    • 30 units with project-based Section 8 subsidy (Twenty five of these units operate as Permanent Supportive Housing managed by four non- profit service providers.)
    • 20 units with public housing subsidy. 

Highlights

  • LEED Gold certified building, courtyard with bio-swales, a transit-oriented development with trolley access
  • 3,500 sq ft of ground floor commercial space leased to Outside In

Partners

  • Financial: City of Portland (PDC Urban Renewal TIF); Oregon Housing and Community Services (LIHTC 9% credits & Housing Trust Funds)
  • Design and Construction: Howard S. Wright
  • Initial Development:  Homestead Capital

James Hawthorne

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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.
Year Completed: 
2010
Hope IV Property?: 
0

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.

Resources

Homes

  • 48 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) apartments

Highlights

  • 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.

Partners

  • 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.

Rockwood Station

List Page Description: 
In 2009, Home Forward added a public housing subsidy to 25 units in this affordable housing community in Gresham and made improvements to the property.
Year Completed: 
2009
Hope IV Property?: 
0

In 2009, Home Forward added a public housing subsidy to 25 units in this affordable housing community.

Building upon our successful experience with implementing public housing subsidy at Fairview Oaks in 2008, the majority of new public housing residents were comprised from rent-burdened residents currently living in one of Rockwood Station’s 195 affordable housing apartments.   Improvements as a result of the subsidy change focused on making the site more accessible and adding physical accommodations to some of the public housing apartments for accessibility.

Resources

Homes

  • 195 apartments including 25 with public housing operating subsidy

Highlights

  • This project is part of Home Forward’s special initiative, the Public Housing Preservation Initiative (PHPI), which enables unused public housing subsidy to be applied to eligible units.
  • Public housing operating subsidy was applied to two bedroom units to help with replacement of former public housing units of larger bedroom sizes.
  • Home Forward staff specializing in Resident Services increased service coordination at Rockwood Station during Fall 2007, including support for the adjacent Rockwood Landing property.

Partners

  • Financial:  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Design and Construction:  Merryman Barnes Architects, Hood to Coast Restoration
  • Operational:  Guardian Management

Martha Washington

List Page Description: 
Home Forward completed a sustainable-design renovation of downtown Portland’s historic Martha Washington Hotel in June 2010.
Year Completed: 
2010
Hope IV Property?: 
0

Home Forward completed a sustainable-design renovation of downtown Portland’s historic Martha Washington Hotel in June 2010.

Originally built in 1923, this former boarding house is now home to more than a hundred low-income households living in a mix of studios and one-bedroom apartments. The property was conveyed from Multnomah County to Home Forward for development in 2009. Central City Concern provides property management and social services for residents.

Resources

Homes

  • 108 units provide a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments serving households below 60% MFI.
  • Operational subsidies include 45 project-based Section 8 units and 25 public housing units. Of these units, 50 operate as Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) serving homeless and chronically mentally ill populations.

Highlights

  • Current operations:  Central City Concern provides property management and social services for residents, including case management for 50 residents in PSH units
  • Sustainability:  high efficiency central water-heating system, unit heaters that switch off when windows are opened, a high efficiency ventilation system with heat recovery capabilities, and lighting with occupancy controls will yield LEED Silver certification; to comply with historic preservation guidelines, the building’s exterior appearance and interior features such as the long corridors and intricate details of doors, windows, ceilings, trim, and railings were maintained.
  • A Rich History: Opened as the Campbell Court Hotel and later served as the Martha Washington Hotel operated as a boarding house for many years.  During a brief period in the mid-80’s, the building was owned by Rajneesh Investment Corporation and known as Hotel Rajneesh.

Partners

  • Financial: City of Portland (Urban Renewal Area); Oregon Housing and Community Development (LIHTC Equity); Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (Historic Tax Credit Equity)
  • Design/Construction: LRS Architects, R&H Construction

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.
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