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Walnut Park Apartments – Portland, OR

Walnut Park Apts front exterior viewOriginally developed in 1981 with the Oregon Housing and Community Services’ (OHCS) Elderly and Disabled Bond Program, Walnut Park comprises of 38-units in an inner-city neighborhood where seniors living on fixed incomes are being displaced from the community. 

Walnut Park Apts exterior view from the backWalnut Park was at high risk of being sold and losing its affordability.  REACH CDC, a non-profit provider of low-income housing and services, stepped in and with the help of a diverse array of sources of funding purchased Walnut Park with the mission to preserve the housing and provide a substantial rehabilitation of the property.

Rehabilitation was completed in June 2010 and today tenants enjoy many added amenities such as a community room, new laundry facilities, air conditioning, and a community garden with raised planting beds.  The rehabilitation included many Green Energy features starting with the envelope that included new siding, windows, roof, and insulation.