In downtown Portland, the Bronaugh Apartments provide 50 units of Section 8 subsidized affordable housing for very-low-income residents. The 1905 structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was one of 11 rent-subsidized housing projects targeted in 2008 by the Portland Housing Bureau as being at risk of conversion to market-rate housing. It became the last of the 11 to be preserved when, in 2013, REACH Community Development assembled funds to purchase it from a private owner. HDC worked with REACH, Walsh Construction and Carleton Hart Architecture to plan and manage a renovation that extended the building’s life and greatly improved resident safety and comfort; the work involved a complex seismic upgrade as well as careful restoration of the building’s historic details. The project received the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award from the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition in Washington, D.C. in 2017.
- Client REACH Community Development
- Location Downtown Portland, Oregon
- Size 50 units; 29,369 square feet
- Development team Carleton Hart Architecture, Walsh Construction
- Completion date Summer 2016
- HDC role Construction management