The Willamette Week (suddenly chock full of news pages! Perhaps making up for the total cratering of any news reporting by the Mercury…) reports on the challenges facing PCRI and the city in renting out spaces in the Beatrice Morrow Cannady Apartments:
PCRI is a key ally for a city government that has earned the distrust of black Portlanders over generations. But records show the effort to partner with the nonprofit on what the city calls its North/Northeast neighborhood housing strategy has met with major pitfalls.
If you want to learn more about Cannady, you can dive into Kimberly Mangan’s book A Force for Change: Beatrice Morrow Cannady & the Struggle for Civil Rights in Oregon, 1912-1936, available at the Multnomah County Library.
The Cannady Apartments are built on the site of the former Grant Warehouse. You can read earlier posts of mine of the Warehouse site. The Grant Warehouse was the first building I researched, leading me to dig deeper into the people and buildings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.