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The Southeast Portland development offers 138 new affordable units to the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.

COURTESY RENDERING: CENTRAL CITY CONCERN - A rendering by Ankrom Moisan Architects shows plans for Crescent Court affordable apartments.Crescent Court Apartments celebrated its grand opening Tuesday, May 10. The development offers 138 units of affordable housing in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood, at 11560 S.E. Division St.

About 46 of the units are designated for families making 30% of the area median income and 92 units are for those earning 60%. Also, seven units are designated as permanent supportive housing for individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The development offers a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a community room with a kitchen, shared laundry, playground, internet stations, on-site parking and a barbecue and picnic area. Half of the units are two- and three-bedroom apartments for families and multigenerational households.

A Portland Housing Bureau project partially funded by Portland's housing bond, the Crescent Court development team includes Ankrom Moisan Architects and Walsh Construction and is sponsored by Related Northwest and Central City Concern, which is also a service partner.

Central City Concern will provide on-site social services aimed to help people avoid homelessness.

"As the Portland metro region continues to face an affordable housing crisis, we're thrilled to be opening Crescent Court Apartments in partnership with Related Northwest, offering a supportive housing community for very low-income families, communities of color, immigrants and refugees," said Rachel Solotaroff, Central City Concern CEO and president.

"Crescent Court Apartments is exactly the kind of solutions-oriented development our community needs. With myriad on-site social services and after-school programs, Crescent Court Apartments will provide a compassionate, welcoming environment for families, children and those most in need in our community," she said.

"This development is a testament to the partnership that private and public entities can make in ensuring that all people have a safe and affordable place to live," said Stef Kondor, Related Northwest's senior vice president of development.

"Addressing Portland's affordable housing shortfall is a key part of Related Northwest's mission, and we are committed to stabilizing school-age kids and their families with safe and affordable housing," she said.COURTESY RENDERING: CENTRAL CITY CONCERN - A rendering by Ankrom Moisan Architects shows plans for the courtyard at Crescent Court affordable housing.

At Crescent Court, other services provided include a Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland after-school program for student residents, located in a new 1,700-square-foot club on-site. Further outreach and leasing support from the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization also will be available to residents.

"We are very excited to open our very first clubhouse co-located in an affordable housing community," said Terry Johnson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland. "The collective impact we will be able to create for Crescent Court families alongside our collaborative community partners will be transformative.

"This is a model that will serve the whole child, family and community where social emotional needs will be met on every level."

The Crescent Court development is funded by the Portland Housing Bureau, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Multnomah County's Joint Office of Homeless Services, U.S. Bank, Enterprise Housing Credit Investments and the PGE Renewable Development Fund and its Green Future.


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