Archive for October, 2012

October 25, 2012 · by Travis Phillips · PCRI, Rehabilitations

The rehabilitation and renovation of this home was part of PCRI’s Big 11 project.  The project, funded by Portland Housing Bureau included upgrades and improvements to 11 single-family rental homes.

The biggest change to this 1905 home is the addition of two upstairs bedrooms in the former attic space.  Thanks to a high roof, two generously-sized bedrooms were added without making any changes to the home’s exterior other than adding windows.  Although one existing main-floor bedroom was lost in order to make room for the stairway, the change allowed for an updated main floor layout including an enlarged family room and a more functional kitchen.  All of the rooms received new flooring, which Oregon Tradeswomen crews helped to install.

Inside and outside of the house, lead-based paint and asbestos hazards were addressed and kitchen and bathroom ventilation was improved.  A fresh coat of no-VOC paint also helps to ensure a healthy environment for residents.  A new Energy Star rated hot water heater and refrigerator were installed and insulation was upgraded help ensure low utility costs. The improvements to efficiency and indoor health were made according to Home Performance with Energy Star standards, with testing performed after the renovation to ensure anticipated results had been achieved.

October 16, 2012 · by Staff · Uncategorized

Come visit the 17th Annual Wellness Village!

Saturday, October 20, 2012
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ambridge Center
1333 NE MLK Jr. Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232

Free health screenings, cooking demos, fitness activities, fashion/beauty activities, kids’ games, and more! Fun for the whole family!

For more information
AAHC Wellness Village

October 15, 2012 · by Travis Phillips · Featured, PCRI

PCRI staff members recently joined peers from affordable housing organizations throughout the state of Oregon for Oregon Opportunity Network’s Annual Gala and Peer Support Conference.

At the September 24 Gala Dinner, we congratulated PCRI Asset Manager David Zimmerman as he received the Star Player Award (David is pictured above with other Star Player award recipients).  We also cheered on peers from other affordable housing organizations as they received Star Player, Golden Hammer and other Oregon ON awards.

On September 25, PCRI staff members joined our peers for a day of learning and information sharing at Oregon ON’s Peer Support Conference.  Sessions covered affordable housing policy and funding, resident coaching and support, homeownership options and foreclosure assistance, and strategies to better engage diverse contractors.  Held twice per year, PCRI staff always value the information gained by the Peer Support Conferences, and we’re just as eager this year to put our new knowledge to use in our homes and for our residents!