The Vision of the Generations Project
Generations was envisioned to be an intergenerational community of stable housing for foster children, parents wishing to adopt, and community Elders. NAYA is proud to partner in this effort with Portland Public Schools and the City of Portland. This partnership led Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber to designate Generations as an “Oregon Solutions” project, bringing multi-sector organizations together to collaborate on this project. An innovative and inclusive planning process resulted in a Declaration of Cooperation, signed in July 2014, by the partners, with Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Child Development Coalition, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Multnomah County, Lents Neighborhood Association, Capital Pacific Bank, Guardian Real Estate Services, Carleton Hart Architecture, LMC Construction, Legacy Health, and Social Venture Partners.
Phase One of the project opened in February 2017. With 40 units of affordable housing, Generations is a vibrant and thriving community.