Mamook Tokatee in Portland, OR won a 2023 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in the Housing for Native Americans or Tribal Populations category.
Mamook Tokatee provides 55 affordable rental homes serving the Native American community in Portland’s Cully neighborhood. The building features a variety of resident services intended to support the unique needs of indigenous communities, including access to food, clothing, and household supplies, as well as cultural activities in the area.
Co-developed by Community Development Partners and Native American Youth and Family Center, with financing facilitated by National Equity Fund, Inc., a key purpose of the property is to serve Native artists, who are revered as keepers of culture in tribal communities. With this goal in mind, the property features on-site art programming, a community room and art studio intended to celebrate and invigorate Native artists and community members, and Native murals, art, and signage incorporated throughout the property’s design.
Statement from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
“Mamook Tokatee’s housing projects lead the urgently needed efforts to provide affordable housing, celebrate Native culture and support indigenous communities in northeast Portland,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said. “My hometown is fortunate to have Mamook Tokatee providing essential housing options in the Cully neighborhood and Portlanders are deeply grateful for its commitment to Oregon’s Native communities.”
Statement from U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3)
“The Mamook Tokatee housing development is a testament to our partners across the community from the Native American Youth and Family Center, the Siletz Tribe, Community Housing Development Partners, Metro, PGE, and many others. I celebrate this project and its reflection of what is possible when we come together and invest in our communities,” said Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).