By David Nguyen
Join Nick, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen, Central City Concern, and community members at the grand re-opening of the Mark O. Hatfield building this Thursday, 3:30 - 5 pm.
Originally built in 1910, the building was acquired by Central City Concern who converted the building from office space to affordable homes in 1994. The organization then re-named the building to commemorate the work of Senator Mark O. Hatfield, who was instrumental in securing the Section 8 subsidy that has helped more than 3,200 individuals call the Hatfield building home.
The renovation project included window replacement, air sealing, exhaust ventilation upgrade, permanent electric heater, hot water heating system replacement, fire and safety upgrades, concrete facade repair and exterior painting. The improvements increased energy efficiency and the overall health and comfort of residents.
The Portland Housing Bureau was proud to invest over $600,000 from federal Community Development Block Grant funds toward rehabilitating and preserving the affordable homes.
Mark O' Hatfield Grand Re-opening
3:30 - 5 pm
Old Town Recovery Center, third floor classroom
33 NW Broadway
Photo credit: Central City Concern