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Ribbon cutting at the Beatrice Morrow-Cannady Building in Portland, OR
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 08 November 2018

On Nov. 8, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Beatrice Morrow-Cannady Building, a mixed-use commercial and residential building that will provide 80 residential homes prioritized for residents displaced from North and Northeast Portland and for community-serving commercial retail space. The building is part of PCRI's Pathway 1000 displacement mitigation initiative, which aims to develop 1,000 new affordable housing homes through the next decade and reclaim the historic heart and soul of Portland's African American community.

Pictured here, from left to right: Hermann Colas, founder of Colas Construction, Inc.; Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman; Maxine Fitzpatrick, executive director of PCRI; Chelsea Bunch, housing integrator, Oregon Housing and Community Services; former Oregon legislator Avel Gordly; Stacy Dodson, U.S. Bank president for Portland and Southwest Washington; former Oregon legislator Margaret Carter; Mayor Ted Wheeler; Dr. Bishop Steven Holt, N/NE Affordable Housing Oversight Chair.

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