Patton Home


Goal: Preserve the mission and architectural integrity of a long-running affordable housing community for another 30 years.

Located in Portland’s historic Mississippi Conservation District, Patton Home has served as an option for low-cost housing since 1890. Originally operated by the Ladies Union Relief Society of Albina, the building has been owned and operated by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon since 1991. Patton Home’s historic structure provides 63 SRO units, common kitchens and restrooms, a commercial kitchen and significant community space to its very low-income residents. CDP was awarded preservation funds from the State of Oregon to enable it to acquire and renovate the property. We are honored to continue the role as steward of this historic and critical community asset.


The scope of work will modernize the building’s major systems, update interiors with new flooring, lighting and paint. The property’s ample grounds will be revamped to replace lawn with native plants and supplement outdoor seating; the central courtyard and community garden will also be refurbished with new seating, landscaping and food planting areas. The scope will add 6 SRO units, bringing the total number of units to 69.

Financing was provided from the sale of 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Historic Tax Credits, Tax Exempt bonds and an Oregon Housing and Community Services preservation grant. 16 of the units have Section 8 Project Based Vouchers.

  • Number of units: 69
  • Lot size: 0.92 acres
  • Density: 75 units/acre
  • Unit size: 240-400 ft2
  • Unit mix: 69 SROs
  • Parking Spaces: 0
  • Affordability: 30% / 60% AMI
  • Total Cost: $10.9M
  • Architect: MWA Architects
  • Contractor: LMC Construction
  • Property Management: Guardian
  • Non-Profit General Partner: EngAGE


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.


EngAge is a nonprofit that seeks to change the way people think about aging by transforming affordable senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness, and creativity through programs in well-being arts, lifelong learning, community-building and civic engagement. Its’ signature arts programs, EngAge in Creativity, is a community-based multi-disciplinary arts program providing free arts and creativity classes, programs and events to low- and moderate-income individuals. The program is delivered on-site and is considered one of the best practice models in the country, having been funded for expansion by two major philanthropy organizations. The continuing mission of EngAge is to create healthier environments in senior housing and behavioral change in older adults and families that translates into significant improvements in health and quality of life.

Our Streets PDX

Our Streets PDX—a local nonprofit committed to addressing numerous aspects of the community including food insecurity—operates the commercial kitchen at Patton Home, providing lunch/dinner meals to residents six days at no cost to the residents.

Portland Parks and Recreation

Portland Parks and Recreation operates the Patton Home community garden located on the property, which is open to community members. The garden has 25 plots, including 7 that are set aside for Patton Home Residents.