Community Resource Trust has been working with local developer Mountain West Investment Corporation and several community partners, including the City of Salem, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Community Action Agency, Northwest Human Services, and several local nonprofits to build affordable rentals on Portland Road with on-site resident services and access to community resources.

To finance the project, the team has applied for several sources of funding:
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and tax-exempt bonds
  • Local Innovation and Fast Track Housing (LIFT) funds
  • HOME funds
  • Northgate Urban Renewal funding
  • Conventional financing
The Portland Road Apartments are designed to have 180 total units:
  • 12 studio units
  • 24 one-bedroom units
  • 96 two-bedroom units
  • 48 three-bedroom units
The project will include several amenities to serve residents:
  • outdoor sports court
  • playground
  • a community garden
  • and a community building which will include:
    • managers’ office
    • fitness center
    • private office for on-site case management services
    • training area for self-sufficiency, educational, life skills classes, etc.
    • industrial kitchen for cooking/nutrition/food preservation classes and 4H cooking
    • and two childcare rooms