September 27, 2012
By David Nguyen
For nearly 20 years, PCRI has reinvested in Portland’s neighborhoods, preserved their diversity and provided tools to help low-income Portland families and individuals achieve stability and self-sufficiency.
The Big 11 project is a collaboration between PCRI and the Oregon Tradeswomen. Together they will renovate and preserve 11 affordable rental homes in Portland neighborhoods, while teaching carpentry and building skills to the women in the Oregon Tradeswomen program.
The two completed homes are in North Portland, close to parks, the Village Market, and frequent-service bus lines. The rehabilitated homes will benefit from energy-efficient appliances and windows.
Renovations for the other nine homes are expected to be complete by the end of this year.
Photo courtesy: PCRI