PORTLAND, Ore. – Six Oregon health care organizations on Friday announced a $21.5 million investment in affordable housing to address the Portland homeless crisis.

They plan to build a total of 382 units at three locations, including a 176-unit project at Burnside Street and Southeast 122nd Avenue that will also contain a 24-hour medical center to provide primary care, addiction treatment, mental health treatment and employment services.

Two additional projects are planned. The Stark Street Apartments, near Southeast 126th Avenue and Stark Street, will provide 155 units of workforce housing. The Interstate Apartments, near North Interstate Avenue and Dekum Street, is designed to help 51 families return to their neighborhood.

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