Innovative Housing, Inc. will develop 149 units of affordable housing in the SW Corridor serving individuals, families, people with disabilities, and households displaced by the proposed future light rail.
Innovative Housing, Inc. will develop 150 units of new construction apartment homes (149 affordable units and one manager’s unit) in a four-story, wood construction building. The Barbur Apartments project will be family-focused housing, including 103 two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes. Nineteen of the family-sized units will have Project-Based Section 8 vouchers to support rents. In an effort to prevent displacement and serve communities of color that are currently living, working, and worshipping in the SW Corridor, IHI’s outreach and service plans focus on immigrant and refugee communities, specifically Muslim and East and North African households. There is a significant Muslim community in this neighborhood—the City’s largest Mosque is located nearby, along with many Muslim religious and service organizations.
To the south and west of the site is a Safeway grocery store, to the south and east is Barbur Blvd with a high-capacity bus line stop within 75 feet, and to the north is a tree line buffer with apartments beyond. The site design provides generous outdoor space, with a large central courtyard and half-court basketball area. Additional outdoor space is provided via common area outdoor decks on floors 2 to 4. Connected to the upper floor decks are “amenity rooms” which will provide indoor amenity space. In addition, the design includes two large community rooms to accommodate a regular after-school program and other on-site programming options, management and resident services offices, space for service partners to use when they meet with clients, two large laundry rooms on the main floor and small laundry rooms on the upper floors, and two large indoor bike rooms. The community engagement process will determine final uses and arrangement of space and amenities.
|Project Type||New Construction|
|Unrestricted manager's unit||1|
AMI = Area Median Income
Estimated Development Cost
|Portland Housing Bureau||$21,307,000|
- Innovative Housing, Inc., Sponsor / Developer
- LRS Architects and Access Architecture, Design Team
- Todd Construction, General Contractor
- The Wenaha Group, Project Management Consultant / Community Outreach
- Islamic Social Services of Oregon State (ISOS), Service Provider
- Black Parent Initiative (BPI), Service Provider
- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), Service Provider
- Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO), Service Provider