421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204
Grand Opening June 2, 2011
In 2009, the City of Portland secured critical funding and broke ground for the Bud Clark Commons, a cornerstone of the City’s 10-year Plan to End Homelessess. The Commons is an innovative partnership between the Portland Housing Bureau, Home Forward (formerly known as the Housing Authority of Portland), Transition Projects, Inc., and Multnomah County. The center provides vital resources, shelter and housing placement services to individuals and couples experiencing homelessness in Portland, and it will be the first LEED Platinum building of its kind in the country. The center is named after former City of Portland Mayor Bud Clark.
The development is comprised of the following elements. Together, these homes and services will create a comprehensive community resource for those most in need.
Housing: 130 studio units of housing built on a half-block building footprint. Income ranges are anticipated to be between 0 - 40% of Median Family Income (MFI). Operating subsidies include an allocation of public housing units and project-based Section 8 vouchers.
Shelter: A 90-bed men’s transitional shelter that provides sleeping, living and dining areas, as well as food storage, restrooms and laundry facilities.
The Day Center: A central intake and information sharing area with services that include: resource information, ID assistance, birth certificate assistance, TriMet tickets, food boxes, hygiene items, long-distance calls, access to case management and shelter waitlists, lockers, showers, clothing rooms, laundry facilities, mail and message service, telephones, internet/computer stations, bicycle parking and a pet area. Additionally, physical and mental health services along with medication assistance are available.
Providence Center for Outcomes Research and Education study of tenants at Bud Clark Commons