St. Francis Park

Catholic Charities and Home Forward developed St. Francis Park to provide 105 affordable units in inner Southeast Portland.
Spring 2017

The St. Francis Park Apartments, located in the Buckman neighborhood in the Central Eastside, provides new affordable housing in a high opportunity location with easy access to employment, transportation and other amenities. The project by Catholic Charities/Caritas Housing and Home Forward offers 105 affordable residential units including 20 units reserved for households at risk of homelessness and five units for individuals escaping domestic violence. All units will serve households earning no more than 60% AMI, with 10 set aside for very low-income households earning up to 30% AMI.

The apartments comprise the full block between SE 11th and 12th Avenues with SE Oak St. to the north and SE Stark to the south, within a quarter mile of several frequent service bus lines and close to a specialty grocery, bakery, and hardware store. The project includes a large community room, outdoor space and a resident services office. Adjacent to the site is Francis and Clare Commons, a pedestrian street offering green space and a large central open plaza.

The property was formerly owned by St. Francis of Assisi Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese, which made the development possible through its decision to sell the land at favorable terms.

Photo credit: MWA Architects

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Building Profile

Project TypeNew Construction
LocationCentral Eastside
Regulated Units105
PSH Units-
Total Units106
Bedroom SizeUnits
30% AMI10
40% AMI-
50% AMI66
60% AMI29
80% AMI-
Unrestricted manager's unit1

AMI = Area Median Income

Estimated Development Cost

Portland Housing Bureau$6,500,000

Development Team

  • Catholic Charities/Caritas Housing and Home Forward, Sponsors
  • Home Forward Development Enterprises, Developer
  • MWA Architects, Architect
  • O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders, General Contractor