Co-developers Home Forward and the Urban League of Portland recently celebrated the opening of the first of several planned apartment buildings established specifically to address houselessness in the Black community. Located in North Portland, the Hattie Redmond provides permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who request culturally specific services. With 60 studio apartments, the building will provide residents with focused and intensive services for a population over-represented in houselessness, yet underserved. The unique residential development is named for Hattie Redmond who was a suffragist and civil rights leader in Oregon. The building’s trauma-informed, culturally specific design aims to create a stress-free environment to help residents regain dignity and hope. As designers of the Hattie Redmond’s signage and wayfinding on SERA Architects’ team, Mayer/Reed is proud to have been a part of this important addition to our city.