Songbird (North Williams)

Songbird (North Williams)

Songbird (North Williams) brings 61 new affordable homes for families to Portland’s Eliot neighborhood.

  • Portland

The five-story apartment building, Songbird (previously known as North Williams), will form a “U” shape around a landscaped resident courtyard. The building will include a large community room, as well as laundry and resident services spaces. Planned site features include individual stoops for ground-floor units, a children’s play area and a variety of gathering spaces for residents, including an urban plaza which will foster connections with the surrounding community.

Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects
General Contractor: Colas Construction
Financial Partners: Portland Housing Bureau; Oregon Housing and Community Services; Home Forward; Multnomah County; 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; and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Living at Songbird (North Williams)

Located in Portland, OR, Songbird will offer 61 affordable apartments consisting of one-, two-, and three bedroom apartment. 20 of the units at Songbird will be available to applicants of the N/NE Preference Policy Waitlist, which is administered by the Portland Housing Bureau. The waitlist application period for these 20 units ended as of February 21, 2020.

The remaining units at Songbird will have Project Based Section 8 subsidy. These Project Based Section 8 units will have a separate application beginning June 22, 2020. Application information is below.


Pre-applications received by July 7, 2020 will be randomly ordered. Pre-applications received after July 7 will be added to the end of the Project Based waitlists.

Songbird is anticipated to complete construction in summer 2020. Income and other restrictions apply.

For general information about living at a BRIDGE property, click here.

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