Crescent Court to Serve Families

Affordable housing site comes with support services

Housing executives from Related Northwest and Central City Concern celebrated the grand opening of 138 new affordable housing units for low and very low-income families last week in southeast Portland.

The Crescent Court Apartments at 11560 S.E. Division will be geared to serve people at 30% to 60% of Area Median Income. Of the new units, seven are designated as permanent supportive housing for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The development is comprised of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Rents will range from $341-$1,410 per month. Common area amenities include a community room with kitchen, shared laundry, internet stations, teen room, resident services space, playground, and picnic area with barbecue.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland will inaugurate their new 1,700 square foot club inside Crescent Court Apartments and provide a safe and positive place for neighborhood kids, and free after-school activities for school-aged residents.

Outreach and leasing support will be from Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), and intensive, on-site social services will be provided by Central City Concern.

The major funders for Crescent Court are both public and private backers, including the Portland Housing Bureau; Oregon Housing & Community Services; Enterprise Housing Credit Investments; US Bank; and the Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services.