Welcoming Our Elders Home

Welcoming Our Elders Home

St. Philip the Deacon, in partnership with Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI), Urban League of Portland, Northwest Pilot Project, and the Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition, is welcoming our elders home. We are stewarding the resources God has given us to build affordable housing for Black seniors, and to renovate our building to ensure that we can continue to live out the heart of this parish: to create and support stable community for vulnerable neighbors.

We are actively applying for funding from various governmental agencies to build affordable housing, and private organizations for renovating our building and sanctuary space. If you would like to contribute, an online fundraising page is being developed.

What is The Alcena?

The Alcena – An Affordable Living Community is a sister building with the proposed Kafoury Court. Together, these two buildings will provide approximately 140 units of affordable housing for Black seniors. The Alcena will be located on the property of and adjacent to St. Philip the Deacon. Kafoury Court will be about a mile to the North just off of Grand Ave. Building these projects together as a ‘scattered site’ development saves on development and construction costs, and aligns with the shared missions of both St. Philip the Deacon and PCRI: to support the displaced and vulnerable members of the Albina/Eliot neighborhoods.

Updates are listed by project below.