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Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

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Robert Gutierrez, Resident of the 1200 Building

Robert GuitierrezRobert says: “Living here has been a godsend.”

Seniors deserve the opportunity to “age in place” within the community they helped build. Robert, 75, moved to Oregon in 1963 from El Paso, Texas. Robert was a renowned hair stylist, working with notable salons and theater companies. When his rent tripled, Robert needed a lifeline. Today, he lives in a beautiful ninth-floor apartment with a patio sanctuary he created with ceramic tile and tropical plants. Robert says, “I never wanted to live in the suburbs.”  At the 1200 Building, he enjoys stunning views of the West Hills from his downtown location. Robert lives near museums, theaters and shopping, maintaining the life he wants to continue throughout his senior years.

Click here to listen to Robert in his own words.

Click below to read the stories of other residents living in homes preserved through the 11X13 Campaign.



Photo by Cathleen Arnerich


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