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May 24, 2012 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

Two additional bedrooms will be added to this N Webster Street home.

This May, PCRI and Albina Construction began rehabilitation of eleven affordable rental homes. This rehab project spans North, Northeast and Southeast Portland with goals to make the existing single-family homes safer and healthier for low-income families and individuals. Interior and exterior renovations will make them not only more livable, but also more energy-efficient and will help to preserve the beauty and the stability of their neighborhoods.

Work is already in progress at four homes in North Portland, including weatherization and insulation improvements targeted to meet the Home Performance with Energy Star standards.  These improvements will help lower energy costs for residents and make the home more comfortable for the future residents.   Other work includes extensive renovations on a N Webster Street home, close to the vibrant N Mississippi Ave. This home, which has been submitted for Portland’s Build It Green! homes tour (selections to be announced in June, so stay tuned) will have new bedrooms added and the existing main floor layout will receive major improvements to its usability and layout as part of the renovations.

This N Trenton Street home was one of the first homes aquired by PCRI in the early 1990s.

These rehabilitation projects will also provide a series of new sites for PCRI to team up with Oregon Tradeswomen.  Students in the Tradeswomen’s training program will build new fences and porches and perhaps tackle a bit of deconstruction work at several of the homes.

The rehabilitation projects, as well as lead hazard remediation at each of the sites is funded by Portland Housing Bureau. All eleven of the rehabilitated homes will be reintroduced to PCRI’s rental portfolio upon completion.  In addition to the improved housing, the project will also provide needed jobs and training opportunities. While the specific needs of each home vary, the final result of the rehabilitations will be a more efficient, safe and healthy rental home. Start and finish dates of the individual sites will be staggered, with completion of the entire Big 11 Project anticipated for the end of 2012.

Guest post written by Emma Chandler, Housing Development Volunteer

July 8, 2011 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

Updated 8/1/2011: PCRI extends an open request for proposals for rehabilitation of 11 PCRI-owned scattered-site single family affordable rental homes in Portland.

PCRI will host a pre-bid conference to meet prospective contractors, provide information about PCRI as well as share information and answer questions regarding the rehabilitation projects and specifications as well as PCRI’s goals for the rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation funding will be provided by Portland Housing Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  PHB representatives will be present at the conference to share information and answer questions about contractor requirements and required project reporting.

WHEN:     Friday, August 12, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. (please note new date!)

WHERE:  Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)

4134 N Vancouver Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Interested contractors MUST attend this pre-bid conference.  Contractors should also complete PCRI’s Contractor Qualification forms prior to inspecting properties and submitting proposals.  Forms will be available at the meeting or may be requested by calling PCRI at (503) 288-2923 or emailing

The homes to be rehabilitated are located in North, Northeast and Southeast Portland.  Rehabilitations vary by property and may include interior renovations, interior and exterior painting, roof repair and/or replacement, cabinetry and fixture replacement, electrical and plumbing upgrades, foundation upgrades and repairs, floor refinishing and/or installation.  Projects will involve coordination with lead-based paint removal and weatherization upgrades.

UPDATE 8/1/2011: Proposals will be due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2011 and may be submitted in person, electronically (email), or by fax.  Bids will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 followed by PCRI review and (as needed) clarification.  Successful bids will be awarded by end of day on September 9, 2011.

PCRI representatives will be present to meet contractors at pre-set times at each site on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday August 16.  The meeting schedule and site addresses will be available at the pre-bid conference noted above.

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