Goal: Create a vibrant community-oriented building that celebrates Native American culture through art. The second project in CDP’s joint-ownership with NAYA, Mamook Tokatee will provide 56 affordable apartments as well as ample space for community programs and art creation.
Mamook Tokatee is located on NE 42nd, a commercial and transit corridor in the Cully neighborhood. Cully is one of Portland’s most racially and ethnically diverse neighborhoods; it has also seen significant investment and change in the last decade, putting it at high risk for the displacement if low-income households. Mamook Taokatee is four-story podium building comprised of 56 units with a mix of studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units. The building also features a large community room and art studio. Both spaces serve to provide community gathering spaces and activate the building’s street frontage on NE 42nd Avenue.
Financing is provided from the sale of 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). Oregon Housing and Community Services also provided $2.36 million in gap funding. The Siletz Tribe contributed $1 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHGB), which will secure 20 of the building’s units for Native households. Metro Regional Government provided a $300,00 Transit Oriented Development grant.
- Number of units: 56
- Lot size: 0.41 acres
- Density: 137 units/acre
- Unit size: 2370-1,100 ft2
- Unit mix: 6 Studios, 28 1BD/1BA, 7 2BD/1BA, 10 3BD/2BA, 5 Artist Lofts (1 BRs)
- Parking Spaces: 8
- Affordability: 30% / 50% / 60% AMI
- Total Cost: $20.9M
- Architect: Carleton Hart Architecture
- Contractor: LMC Construction
- Property Management: Viridian
- Non-Profit Partner: NAYA
CDP is proud to partner with these organizations that are critical team members and who share our mission of enhancing the quality of life for the communities in which we work.
NAYA is a culturally-specific organization that has served the Native American community in Portland since 1974. In addition to providing on-site services, residents will also be able to access NAYA’s Family Center, just 1.5 miles from the property. The Family Center provides comprehensive, wraparound services for youth and families through the Relational Worldview Model—an innovative, culturally specific program delivery model developed by the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)—to provide services holistically through an indigenous perspective.
The Family Center’s mission is “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.
NAYA is led by a board of directors that reflects the Native community, and all strategic decisions made throughout the organization are youth centered, family driven and elder guided.