NE 96th Rehabilitation (2012)

February 1, 2013 · by Travis Phillips · Rehabilitations

As part of PCRI’s Big 11 project, this home in the Parkrose neighborhood received significant rehabilitation to ensure it remained an affordable, healthy and efficient rental for PCRI residents.  The Big 11 project, funded by Portland Housing Bureau included upgrades and improvements to each of the affordable rental homes.

To ensure a safe, healthy home for new residents, the rehabilitation included abatement of lead paint and asbestos hazards.  To help ensure low utility costs and a comfortable home, new, energy-efficient doors, windows and upgraded insulation were added.  In addition, a new high-efficiency water heater and gas furnace replaced the old water heater and oil furnace.  All of the weatherization improvements were performed and tested according to Home Performance with Energy Star standards.  Similar improvements were made to help ensure healthy indoor spaces and include new kitchen and bathroom ventilation fans installed to exhaust stale air, and low- and no-VOC finishes and materials used throughout the home.

The home also benefits from new flooring, fresh paint, and a new kitchen and bathroom designed for improved functionality.  New Energy Star-rated appliances and water-saving plumbing fixtures complete the renovated kitchen and bathroom, with all materials and appliances chosen for durability and ease of maintenance as well as appearance.  Finally, a dilapidated shed was removed from the rear of the house to open up the large back yard.

A neighbor who had seen the home both before and after the renovations remarked that she wouldn’t have guessed it was the same house if she hadn’t seen it from the street.  (We’ll take that as a compliment of a job well done!)

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