Louisa Flowers

Home Forward’s mixed-use, 240-unit Louisa Flowers project, located in the amenity-rich Lloyd District, is the largest affordable housing building completed in Portland in five decades.
full view of the multi-story building, with convenient lightrail at street level
Fall 2019

Home Forward’s Louisa Flowers development houses 240 new affordable units in Portland’s bustling Lloyd District. The 12-story project on NE Grand Ave takes advantage of the location’s high-amenity surroundings, including proximity to the Convention Center, transit (MAX, streetcar, and frequent service buses), and employment centers.

Through a partnership with Multnomah County, the Gateway Center, and other agencies, the Domestic Violence Coordinated Access system works with Home Forward to offer housing placement and retention support to 20 women at risk of homelessness. Residents of the Louisa Flowers receive self-sufficiency services including credit repair, job placement, employment referrals, and home-buying education through Home Forward’s GOALS program.

The development includes first-floor retail with outdoor seating along NE Grand Ave to enhance the streetscape and commercial vitality of the district. Retail space is targeted to businesses serving residents, travelers and workers in the surrounding area. Additional project features include a mailroom, conference rooms, laundry facilities, bike storage, small outdoor courtyard, and top-floor resident lounge with full kitchen. The building meets LEED Gold certification.

Photo courtesy: Jeremy Bitterman

For questions about unit availability and leasing:

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Building Profile

Project TypeNew Construction
LocationLloyd District
Regulated Units240
PSH Units-
Total Units240
Bedroom SizeUnits
30% AMI20
40% AMI-
50% AMI3
60% AMI217
80% AMI-

AMI = Area Median Income

Estimated Development Cost

Portland Housing Bureau$5,100,000 + Land
Multnomah County$500,000

Development Team

  • Home Forward, Sponsor
  • LEVER Achitecture & LRS Architect, Architects
  • O’Neill/Walsh, General Contractor