Innovative Housing to Host Construction Kick-Off for $11 Million Project

Heavy EquipmentPortland OR – Innovative Housing is hosting a construction kick-off event and “FriendRaiser” July 21 at the site of the nonprofit’s newest affordable housing development.

The $11 million project, to be built in the Northeast Portland Eliot Neighborhood, will include 50 affordable housing units, reported The Oregonian.

The event will go from noon to 3 p.m. on the vacant lot on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Northeast Cook Street. The free kick-off also will include live music, food vendors, and activities for kids. Innovative Housing is looking for volunteers for the event.  To help out or for more information, send an email to or call 503-226-4368, ext. 1.

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