Hayu Tilixam


Goal: Provide a welcoming and culturally sensitive home for Native American families and youth.

Hayu Tilixam is the third project in CDP’s joint ownership partnership with the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), focused on providing culturally specific housing option for the Native community. CDP and NAYA are excited to have the support of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), who will provide the land for the project’s 9 permanent supportive housing (PSH) units.

Located on a major transit corridor in a densifying neighborhood, NE Prescott exemplifies the City’s goals to realize transit-oriented and land efficient development. When complete, the building will be 4-stories comprised of 50 units with a mix of studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units. The building also features multiple community spaces for resident events and onsite service provision, and an elevated courtyard atop the ground floor podium.


The project is supported by $7,500,000 in PHB Housing Bond funds and a $1 99-year land lease. The City’s funds are being paired with 4% LIHTC and tax-exempt bonds. Ongoing operating support for the project’s PSH units is provided by the joint Office of Homeless Services.

  • Number of units: 50
  • Lot size: 0.44 acres
  • Density: 114 units/acre
  • Unit size: 600-1,100 ft2
  • Unit mix: Studios, 1BD/1BA, 2BD/1BA, 3BD/2BA
  • Parking Spaces: 9
  • Affordability: 30% / 50% / 60% AMI
  • Sustainability: Earth Advantage Certification
  • Architect: Carleton Hart Architecture
  • Contractor: LMC Construction
  • Property Management: FPI Management
  • Non-Profit Partner: NAYA and NARA


CDP has partnered with NAYA and NARA to provide resident services at Hayu Tilixam. This project will provide housing and linkage to supportive and clinical services to the Native American community in Portland through a unique partnership with two culturally-specific providers who bring expertise in housing development, housing supportive services, education, social services, healthcare, dental and behavioral healthcare. Additionally, NARA will provide case management support for the building’s 9 PSH units.


NAYA is a culturally-specific organization that has served the Native American community in Portland since 1974. Located a mile and a half from the project, the NAYA Family Center strives to fulfill its mission: “to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.” As an urban Indian agency, NAYA Family Center directly serves over 2,300 people from over 380 tribal backgrounds annually, through housing work, child welfare and family self-sufficiency programs, workforce training, and other efforts.


NARA founded in 1970 in Portland, is an Indian-owned, Indian-operated non-profit agency. NARA’s wide array of culturally specific and integrated clinical services include residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment; mental health treatment for children, youth, families and adults; primary healthcare services along with women’s specialty care and diabetes specialty care; dental services; and a youth residential substance abuse treatment program scheduled to open in April, 2017. NARA also offers multiple supportive services (including rent assistance, scattered site supportive housing, veterans’ services, vocational services, elders’ services, and street outreach) to assist our community to achieve and maintain wellness of spirit, body, mind, and culture. All NARA services are designed with cultural and spiritual needs in mind, with an emphasis on promoting strong connections to community.