City leaders break ground at affordable housing development in NE Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A new affordable housing development broke ground Friday morning in northeast Portland honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and Rosa Parks.

With shovels in hand, city leaders and project managers gave way for the King Parks 70-unit complex.

The complex is being built at the corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Rosa Parks Way.

It is part of a series of developments in the works through the Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives plan to help underserved communities.

“Housing is a core facet of a health community,” Cyreena Boston Ashby, CEO at Oregon Public Health Institute, said. “Everyone has a right to safe and affordable housing and this location here, the heart of northeast Portland, the heart of historic black community.”

Last year, the Beatrice Murrow Cannady Apartment complex was built in the same area.

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