Housing Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Portland Housing Bureau Director Traci Manning attended a celebration today with Portland Housing Bureau's partners from REACH CDC, Human Solutions and Ride Connection.
The celebration marked a milestone for Glisan Commons, a mixed-use transit oriented housing development, which will be the new headquarters for Ride Connection. Phase I, developed by Human Solutions, provides 67 units of housing for people earning 30 to 60 percent Median Family Income (MFI), or $15,000 to $30,000 for a single-family household. Phase II, which REACH CDC broke ground on today, will include 60 affordable homes for senior.
Not only does Glisan Commons provide more options in an area where more affordable homes are badly needed, but our community is also getting a new operations center that will bring 20 living-wage jobs. With the MAX line and the six bus lines, Glisan Commons is also in a transit hub.
PHB contributed $2.7 million to Glisan Commons. Other partners include Housing Development Center, Bank of America, Oregon Housing and Community Services, ODOT, TriMet and Network for Oregon Affordable Housing.