Virtual Ribbon-Cutting for Songbird in Portland

PORTLAND, OR, May 20, 2021—BRIDGE Housing celebrated the grand opening of Songbird today with the release of a virtual ribbon-cutting video that brought key partners together in spirit.

The 10-minute video (https://vimeo.com/552898814) features Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler; Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan; Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury; Shannon Callahan, Portland Housing Bureau; Andrew Colas, COLAS Construction; Lisa Gutierrez, US Bank; Theresa Deibele, Meyer Memorial Trust; Desiree Ford, Songbird Resident; Latif Bossman, Songbird Resident; Jana Hak, Impact NW; and Aruna Doddapaneni, BRIDGE Housing.

Songbird brings 61 new affordable homes for families to Portland’s Eliot neighborhood, with priority given under the City’s N/NE Preference Policy to current and former community residents who were displaced or at risk of displacement.

The five-story building features a landscaped courtyard, large community room, laundry and resident services spaces, individual stoops for ground-floor units, a children’s play area and a variety of gathering places for residents, including an urban plaza that fosters connections with the surrounding community.

Financial partners for Songbird included the Portland Housing Bureau; Oregon Housing and Community Services; Home Forward; Multnomah County; Joint Office of Homeless Services; Barings Multifamily Capital; U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation; U.S. Bank National Association; Metro; City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services; EPA; Meyer Memorial Trust; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Energy Trust of Oregon; and OHCS Multifamily Energy Program.

The architect was Ankrom Moisan Architects and the general contractor was Colas Construction.

For more information about BRIDGE, visit www.bridgehousing.com.

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