BRIDGE Housing, a non-profit development company that focuses on building and sustaining high-quality affordable communities, recently released more information on its $18.3M housing project. The community, called N. Williams Center, is to be built in North Portland’s Eliot Neighborhood! The main goal of the development looks to support and nurture the Portland families who have been priced out and will have 61 housing units with priority given to very low income families and those who have already been displaced in the neighborhood.
When completed, the building will form a “U” shape around a landscaped courtyard. The current designs also feature playgrounds, gathering spaces, and community gardens with a chicken coop! The space will also offer other services onsite, including a non-profit that currently occupies the property called Albertina Kerr. The organization provides programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives. They plan to expand programming to residents of the N. Williams Center.
Bridge has also partnered with Williams and Dame in building a similar housing project on the South Waterfront and supported the Abigail, a 127 unit in the pearl!