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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

McCoy Village Grand Re-Opening

May 23, 2012

By David Nguyen

This morning, Nick joined Catholic Charities & Caritas Housing, members of the McCoy family, and community members to celebrate the grand re-opening of McCoy Village, a newly-restored affordable community, home to 55 individuals and families.

Named for honored community leaders Gladys and Bill McCoy, the complex suffered from poor construction and unsafe living conditions.  Gladys was a former Multnomah County Chair and Portland Public School Board Member, and Bill represented North Portland as an Oregon State Senator.

The Portland Housing Bureau was proud to invest $1.5 million in Tax Increment Financing from the Interstate Urban Renewal Area to restore McCoy Village.  The funds were part of the City's 30% Set-Aside commitment, which prioritizes building and preserving affordable homes.

In addition to restoring the homes themselves, McCoy also has a restored sense of community with a new child care room, a computer lab, a playground, and resident gathering spaces. 

McCoy Village adds to the growing list of affordable opportunities in our community, along with Chaucer Court, Bud Clark Commons, and the soon-to-open Gray's Landing.  These investments in our community help make Portland a great place to call "home." 

McCoy Village, three blocks of low-income housing in Northeast Portland, re-opened after Catholic Charities remodel

Larry Bingham in The Oregonian