The Ellington

Rental
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The Portland Housing Bureau purchased and renovated the Ellington, converting its 263 market-rate units to dedicated affordable housing for families in the Madison South neighborhood.
Ellington
Fall 2018

The Portland Housing Bureau purchased the Ellington Apartments in February 2017. Before the acquisition, its 263 garden-style apartments and townhomes were being marketed to higher-income clientele, threatening to displace residents. Now, the City has renovated the development to preserve all units as affordable homes, welcoming at least 80 extremely low-income families and stabilizing hundreds who were previously at risk of losing their housing. Notably, 95% of the units in the Ellington are family-sized (two and three bedrooms). The property is located three-quarters of a mile from the 60th Avenue MAX station, providing access to three light rail lines connecting residents to downtown Portland and the city’s suburbs.

For questions about unit availability and leasing:

Rental office

Building Profile

Project TypeAcquisition / Rehabilitation
LocationMadison-South
Regulated Units263
PSH Units20
Total Units263
StatusCompleted
Bedroom SizeUnits
Studio2
1-Bedroom10
2-Bedroom210
3-Bedroom41
AffordabilityUnits
30% AMI80
40% AMI-
50% AMI-
60% AMI183
80% AMI-
Unrestricted-

AMI = Area Median Income

Estimated Development Cost

Total$47,000,000
Portland Housing Bureau$47,000,000

Development Team

  • Home Forward, Service Provider
  • JOIN, Service Provider