Closing Announcement: Julia West House

We are very excited to announce the closing of Julia West House!

Located in Downtown Portland, Julia West House will combine 90 units of permanent supportive housing with comprehensive resident services for houseless elders and BIPOC individuals earning 30% or less of the area median income. Amenities for residents include two community spaces, a community kitchen, rooftop patio, laundry room and bike parking. Offices for property management, resident services and case management are also located onsite.  

Based on recent data, approximately a quarter of the houseless population in Portland are adults aged 55 and over and there is a disproportionate impact of houselessness on communities of color. Julia West House will be a 100% PSH community intended for older adults aged 55+, 45% of whom identify as BIPOC. Julia West residents will receive permanent supportive case management services by Northwest Pilot Project and Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest (NARA) and resident services by Community for Positive Aging. Guardian Property Management is the property manager. Combined, these organizations will work with Multnomah County’s Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) Coordinated Access system to identify and move future residents into the building. 

Julia West House is a 12-story, high rise project featuring a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure, making it the tallest of its kind in Oregon. The project is highly sustainable and will be National Green Building Standard certified and Energy Star certified. 

CDP purchased the site from First Presbyterian Church, who had been holding it for a suitable future development that aligned with their values of community service. Funding for the project includes a 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocation with equity investment by Aegon; rental assistance from OHCS and the JOHS; and Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) grant. Construction financing is being provided by Bank of America and permanent financing is being provided by Citibank.

Julia West House was designed by Holst Architecture and is being built by Walsh Construction Co.