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Blackburn Center

Central City Concern’s Blackburn Center combines 124 units of affordable housing with an on-site clinic and services for medical and mental health and recovery.
exterior view of the building and MAX light rail
Summer 2019

Blackburn Center was developed by Central City Concern (CCC) in the heart of East Portland adjacent to the East 122 Ave MAX light rail station. The project consists of 112,000 SF of new construction which includes a 34,000 SF healthcare clinic, 51 recuperative care beds, and 124 units of special needs housing, with a focus on medical and mental health care and substance use disorder recovery.

The Blackburn building is designed with two parts. Condo A includes 124 affordable apartments, of which 90 are SRO (single resident occupancy) units and 34 are studios. All units will be leased to individuals with incomes from 0-60% AMI who are exiting or at risk of homelessness and suffering from mental health and/or addiction issues. Residents will receive intensive case management provided by Central City Concern. Condo B will be the medical clinic and 51 beds for recuperative care targeted to individuals experiencing mental health issues.

Provided through Multnomah County’s A Home for Everyone initiative, PHB’s funding of $1.7 million leveraged more $22 million in additional sources for Condo A. The project also received significant funding from six health organizations (Kaiser, Care Oregon, Legacy, OHSU, Providence and Adventist Health).

For questions about unit availability and leasing:

Rental office

Building Profile

Project TypeNew Construction
Regulated Units124
PSH Units-
Total Units124
Bedroom SizeUnits
30% AMI-
40% AMI-
50% AMI45
60% AMI79
80% AMI-

AMI = Area Median Income

Estimated Development Cost

A Home For Everyone/PHB$1,700,000

Development Team

  • Central City Concern, Sponsor / Service Provider 
  • Ankrom Moison, Architect 
  • Walsh Construction, General Contractor