Carolyn Gardens

Our Just Future renovated Carolyn Gardens to preserve 12 units of affordable family housing in Hazelwood.
building exterior
Summer 2018

Carolyn Gardens is a 12-unit property providing family-sized housing on SE Division Street, at the border of Hazelwood and Powellhurst-Gilburt. The project consists of four 3-bedroom and eight 4-bedroom units, all of which carry project-based Section 8 vouchers to serve very-low income families. Residents will benefit from high-capacity, frequent bus service through TriMet’s Division Transit Project connecting outer Southeast Portland with Downtown.

Carolyn Gardens had struggled due to its small unit count, lack of amenities such as community or office space onsite for service delivery, several years of deferred maintenance, and significant construction defects. Funding from the Portland Housing Bureau allowed the owner/developer, Our Just Future, to undertake the needed rehabilitation to preserve this critically important family housing and leverage approximately $1.9 million in other funding.

For questions about unit availability and leasing:

Developer Website

Building Profile

Project TypeRehabilitation
Regulated Units12
PSH Units-
Total Units12
Bedroom SizeUnits
30% AMI-
40% AMI-
50% AMI-
60% AMI12
80% AMI-

AMI = Area Median Income

Estimated Development Cost

Portland Housing Bureau$150,000

Development Team

  • Our Just Future, Owner / Developer
  • STACK Architecture, Architect
  • Colas Construction Inc., General Contractor
  • Dalla Terra, Construction Management Consultant
  • Principle Management, Property Management