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The Starlight

The Starlight, Central City Concern’s new construction project in Old Town, replaces an existing building to create 100 deeply affordable units for people experiencing homelessness.
A photo of the Starlight, a seven-story white building with brick facade on the bottom floor, located in Portland's Old Town neighborhood.
Fall 2022

Central City Concern has developed the Starlight (formerly the Westwind) in Portland’s Old Town, replacing the existing building with 100 new units of deeply affordable single-room occupancy (SRO) and studio housing. Residents benefit from extensive supportive services and amenities, including immediate access to Central City Concern’s (CCC) network of medical and social services throughout Old Town. Project features include community bike spaces, an art education/creative arts studio, conference rooms, education and lounge areas, and supportive services offices. These ample shared amenities and gathering spaces elevate community interaction for residents and supportive services staff in the building. Most of the Starlight’s residents are individuals transitioning from homelessness and experiencing a disabling condition, and the project further prioritizes communities who are over-represented in Portland’s homeless population through service partnerships and CCC’s culturally specific programming.

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Building Profile

Project TypeNew Construction
LocationOld Town/Chinatown
Regulated Units100
PSH Units70
Total Units100
Bedroom SizeUnits
30% AMI92
40% AMI-
50% AMI8
60% AMI-
80% AMI-

AMI = Area Median Income

Estimated Development Cost

Portland Housing Bureau$17,037,777

Development Team

  • Central City Concern, Sponsor
  • Works Progress Architecture, Architect
  • Walsh Construction, General Contractor
  • Native American Rehabilitation Association, Service Partner