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Woody Guthrie

Rose CDC’s Woody Guthrie Place provides 64 units of affordable and workforce housing in the Lents Town Center.
photo of building front view
Summer 2019

Woody Guthrie Place is a mixed-income project developed by Rose CDC at 5728 SE 91st Street in the Lents Town Center. The elevator-serviced, 4-story building is approximately 64,000 square feet and includes a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom flats and townhomes. Sixteen (16) units are targeted to very low-income families with incomes at or below 30% AMI, with rents for 15 of the units supported by Project-Based Section 8 vouchers. The affordable units include four 1-bedroom units, seven 2-bedroom units, and five 3-bedroom units to serve a range of family sizes. The remaining 48 units are workforce housing funded by Prosper Portland and restricted to residents with incomes up to 80% and 100% AMI, and one unrestricted manager’s unit.

The Woodie Guthrie meets LEED Gold standards with features that include a large rooftop solar array and electric vehicle charging stations. Property amenities include a community room on the ground floor with a kitchenette, a fourth-floor lounge with a deck, common laundry facilities, secure bicycle storage, a children’s play area, 28 parking spaces, and onsite property management. The site is in walking distance of the large Lents Park, MAX Green Line station, I-205 Multi-Use Path, and weekly Lents International Farmers Market. Other nearby amenities include the EastPort Plaza Shopping Center and the #10, #14 and #73 TriMet bus lines.

This project was awarded funds through Prosper Portland’s Lents solicitation. PHB and Prosper Portland’s funding leveraged almost $8 million of FHA insured loans and other grants from Metro and PGE.

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Building Profile

Project TypeNew Construction
Regulated Units64
PSH Units-
Total Units64
Bedroom SizeUnits
30% AMI16
40% AMI-
50% AMI-
60% AMI-
80% AMI21
100% AMI26
Manager's unit1

AMI = Area Median Income

Estimated Development Cost

Portland Housing Bureau$2,816,320

Development Team

  • Rose CDC, Sponsor / Developer
  • Carelton Hart Architects, Architect
  • Walsh Construction Company, General Contractor
  • Cascade Management Inc, Consultant