Housing Is Health

In the fall of 2016, six health organizations from the Portland area announced the Housing is Health initiative, which provides major funding for a new clinic and 379 units of urgently-needed new housing in North and East Portland. These buildings are all currently under construction. Central City Concern is continuing to raise funds for the projects via a $3.5 million capital campaign. Please direct donation inquiries to Kristie Perry.

Image and Fact Sheet Downloads

Housing is Health Campaign Overview (Updated Nov. 2017) Housing is Health Campaign Overview (Updated Nov. 2017) (301 KB)

Blackburn Building:

Blackburn Building - Rendering Blackburn Building - Rendering (665 KB)

Blackburn Building - Fact Sheet Blackburn Building - Fact Sheet (935 KB)

Stark Street Apartments:

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Stark Street Apartments - Fact Sheet Stark Street Apartments - Fact Sheet (869 KB)

Charlotte B. Rutherford Place:

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Charlotte B. Rutherford Place - Fact Sheet Charlotte B. Rutherford Place - Fact Sheet (685 KB)

Further Reading

Housing is Health Full Press Kit (Sept. 2016) Housing is Health Full Press Kit (Sept. 2016) (1333 KB)

Innovative Models In Health And Housing - Mercy Housing and The Low Income Investment Fund Innovative Models In Health And Housing - Mercy Housing and The Low Income Investment Fund (2350 KB)

Blackburn Building officially named, breaks ground
Portland Tribune,  Nov. 10, 2017

Competitors band together for the homeless
Portland Business Journal,  Oct. 11, 2017

Housing to target specific groups
Portland Tribune,  Oct. 5, 2017

6 Portland health providers give $21.5M for homeless housing
AP News, Sep 23, 2016