Hattie Redmond Groundbreaking


7690 N Interstate Avenue
United States

Join us to celebrate the start of construction of the Hattie Redmond project comprised of 60 new affordable apartments

Join us in celebrating the groundbreaking of 60 new affordable apartments in N Portland. 

Speakers will include Urban League of Portland President & CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson, elected officials, as well as other leaders and partners in affordable housing.  The building was named by Urban League board chair Eric Olson and a team of Home Forward and Urban League of Portland staff members with the support of Oregon Black Pioneers, in honor of Oregon leading Black Suffragist, Hattie Redmond. 

Since there is no onsite parking, we encourage you to take public transportation (Max Yellow Line).  This is a construction site so please wear appropriate footwear.  The following COVID19 Safety Protocols will be in place: social distancing, chairs placed 3 feet apart, masks will be required. 

Hattie Redmond

Harriet “Hattie” Redmond was a leader in the long struggle for Oregon woman suffrage, especially during the successful campaign of 1912. Redmond’s work for voting rights helped lay the groundwork for the Black Civil Rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.

Hattie Redmond Apartments - south view rendering

We are partnering with Home Forward to provide permanent supportive housing (PSH) to people who have experienced homelessness. Our PSH model provides focused and intensive services to address homelessness in the Black community, a population over-represented in the homeless community yet underserved.