Westmoreland’s Union Manor Affordable Senior Housing Renovation

Westmoreland’s Union Manor, one of the largest affordable housing projects in the state, will get a $30.2 million facelift. Built in 1966 by the owner, the Union Labor Retirement Association, the seven-story, 300-unit affordable housing complex for seniors, sits on 6.6 acres on Southeast 23rd Avenue. The rehabilitation of the building includes the complete replacement of the building envelope, new domestic water and HVAC systems and greatly improved energy efficiency, fire safety, accessibility and seismic resistance and the addition of 18 ADA (American Disabilities Act) units.

Funding for the $30.2 million project came from collaboration between ULRA and the Housing Development Center. Key funding partners include the Oregon Housing and Community Services, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, PNC Financial Services Group and J.P. Morgan Chase. Most residents will be relocated during construction but all will be placed in other housing with no increase in rent. Average income of tenants is $18,500 per year. Construction starts this week and will be complete in about 22 months.

The Housing Development Center will represent ULRA during construction and MWA Architects will provide the design.