Central City Concern expands Portland's affordable housing supply with Henry Building
February 10, 2021
Every year, Central City Concern expands Portland's affordable housing supply through new developments, and 2021 is no different. Join us in celebrating the grand re-opening of the historic Henry building!
The Henry now features 173 new and rehabilitated homes for some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community, including veterans and those with experience in the criminal justice system. The building is located in the heart of downtown Portland, with easy access to services, transportation and other amenities.
All Henry residents will benefit from CCC’s wraparound services, including access to physical and mental health care, supported employment services, recovery services, and rent and food assistance. The building will offer veteran housing supported by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, re-entry housing supported by the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice and low-barrier affordable housing. Additionally, Flip the Script, CCC’s signature program designed for African American men and women exiting incarceration, will be housed on-site. Flip the Script was recently named as a 2020 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders® awardee.
The building features two full-wall, hand-painted murals in two different community spaces. One has been painted by artist and illustrator Linnea Maas of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her projects include acrylic and oil paintings, murals, commissions, virtual reality and freelance illustrations. The other mural is by artist Ursula Barton, an Oregon native currently living in Portland, whose work is inspired by her constant fascination with weather, architectural landscapes and bridges. The creation of Barton‘s mural will be an interactive process involving new residents of the Henry building.