A property on North Argyle Street in the Kenton neighborhood will evolve from temporary use housing for homeless women to permanent housing for low-income people, following a decision by the PDC Board at its Wednesday, March 8 meeting. The long-term project approved by the board is a proposal by Transition Projects to create 72 units of affordable housing, but the project needs at least another year to secure financing.

In the interim, the site currently owned by PDC is slated to be a temporary tiny-house community developed in partnership between the City of Portland, Multnomah County’s Joint Office of Homeless Services, and Catholic Charities. The tiny homes will house 14 homeless women at the 2221 North Argyle Way site via a pilot program set to run for at least 12 months prior to the start of the TPI project. The collaboration represents PDC’s emphasis on partnership to achieve our goals for equity and healthy neighborhoods where the entire community benefits.