Residents Return to McCoy Village Apartments

N.E. Portland welcomes back 55-units of affordable housing

Northeast Portland welcomed back 55-units of affordable housing as Catholic Charities/ Caritas Housing‘s McCoy Village Apartments began to re-open its doors to residents once again in Dec. 2011. The apartment complex, located at 4430 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., has been temporarily closed for re-construction since June 2011. Residents are now returning to a freshly remodeled site and apartments with all new appliances, and a variety of spacious floor plans in one to four bedroom options.

[The project partners list reads like an Oregon ON Member All-Star Lineup: McCoy Village was designed by Carleton Hart Architecture. Repairs were completed by LMC Construction. The site is owned by Catholic Charities Caritas Housing Initiatives and managed by Cascade Management, Inc.]

Residents began to move back into the South side of the building in December 2011, and will do the same on the North side when construction is completed in March 2012.

McCoy Village is an Equal Housing Opportunity site, and renters must pass an affordability test, earning at or below 50% of the median area average income to qualify.

“We are thrilled to revitalize this long-standing affordable housing asset in northeast Portland where so many people are in need of assistance, and a safe, affordable place to raise their families,” said Pietro Ferrari, Catholic Charities Executive Director. “It’s our goal to retain the historical character of the community as we provide this opportunity for long-time residents to remain rooted in their neighborhood.” Most of McCoy’s previous tenants will return to the complex as part of the re-location package provided to all residents.

The remodeled site includes four new community center spaces, which will host an education and play space for pre-school aged children, a training center for older youth and adults, a conference room, and a community space. Residents will have access to cultural-specific support from area community partners such as Sabin Community Development Corporation and SEI, which will offer educational opportunities in various topics, including computer, finance literacy, and housing basics to residents.

“The addition of McCoy Village brings the total of affordable housing units operated by Caritas Housing Initiatives to 580 throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, Douglas and Washington Counties,” said Terri Silvis, Catholic Charities Director of Housing and Economic Development.

For information or placement on the waiting list, please call 503-280-1381.