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The Glisan Commons Building

What is Glisan Commons?
Glisan Commons is a mixed-use building in the Gateway neighborhood that will bring 67 units of new affordable housing and 16,000 square feet of new commercial space to an area city leaders have slated for future growth. Human Solutions and Ride Connection are partners on the Glisan Commons project, located at NE Glisan and NE 100th Avenue.  The project was designed by Holst Architecture, and the general contractor is R&H/Colas Construction.  Currently under construction, the project is slated for completion in December 2013. 

The project, which aspires to a LEED for HOMES Platinum designation upon completion, includes a new 16,000-square-foot headquarters for Ride Connection, bringing 40 – and eventually up to 60 – new employees to the Gateway neighborhood, and 67 units of affordable workforce housing that will provide new energy efficient, well-managed, transit-oriented homes to residents earning 50 percent or below of Area Median Income. Human Solutions is committed not only to providing affordable housing but also to promoting economic development in the neighborhoods in which we work, and this building exemplifies that goal.

Glisan Commons will connect working families to affordable housing in a neighborhood that offers excellent transit options and access to jobs. City leaders cite the project as a great example of how nonprofits like Human Solutions and Ride Connection can work together to provide housing opportunity and to promote economic growth that benefits the whole community. A combination of public and private sources, including the Portland Housing Bureau, Bank of America, Oregon Housing and Community Services, ODOT, TriMet, and Network for Oregon Affordable Housing are providing the funding for Glisan Common.

Interested in living here?
Glisan Commons will have 63 one-bedroom apartments and 4 studios. There will be access to public transportation, including a bus and MAX line. The building will have a large community room/TV room, computer lab, and private outdoor courtyard for residents. We are committed to promoting the health of our residents, so this property is smoke-free.

The apartments will be available to the general public. The income requirements must be less than 60% of the area median income. Please note that the monthly rent is still subject to change:

Studio – 545 square feet, $457 per month
One Bedroom – 621 square feet, $570 - $585 per month

Application Process:
Applications will go out about four months before the building opens. If you would like to be added to the interest list please call 503-501-5702. Once on the list  you will receive a notification via mail before the property manager starts taking applications. Please note that this list does not guarantee you a unit in the building.

For more information check out the Glisan Commons website below...