Francis + Clare Place, a planned new construction project by Catholic Charities/Caritas Housing in the Buckman neighborhood, will consist of 61 affordable units serving people who have experienced chronic homelessness and have complex physical and/or behavioral health challenges. All units will be permanent supportive housing (PSH) with rents subsidized by Project-Based Section 8 vouchers. Catholic Charities will assist tenants with case management and peer support services and has partnered with the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) for culturally specific service delivery. The project is feasible thanks to a long-term land lease from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and will complement the adjacent St. Francis Park Apartments (105 affordable units), also developed by Catholic Charities.
Planned amenities at Francis + Clare Place include a courtyard, quiet room for relaxation, community space that doubles as a classroom, laundry lounge, and on-site offices for property management and supportive services. The project will face Francis and Clare Commons, a pedestrian street with green space and a large plaza. The site’s location in the amenity-rich Central Eastside District offers access to workforce training opportunities, grocery and convenience stores, bike routes, and frequent service bus lines (#20, #70 and #15).
Image credit: Holst Architecture
|Project Type||New Construction|
AMI = Area Median Income
Estimated Development Cost
|Portland Housing Bureau||$8,453,000|
- Caritas Housing and Catholic Charities of Oregon, Sponsor / Service Provider
- Edlen & Co., Development Consultant
- Holst Architecture, Architect
- O’Neill Walsh Community Builders, General Contractor
- Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA), Service Provider
- AfroVillage, Outreach Partner