Avesta, Preble Street propose building 30 to 50 apartments on former Oxford Street shelter site

Two community groups that have collaborated on past projects are again working together to address housing needs for homeless people in Portland.

This time, however, they are taking a long-term approach.

Avesta Housing and Preble Street are teaming up on a plan to create “site-based Housing First permanent Housing” at the former Oxford Street Shelter, with 30 to 50 apartments and on-site support services for chronically homeless people.

The project’s goal is to maintain services for the unhoused community in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood on a more permanent basis rather than in a shelter designed to be temporary.

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