National Equity Fund

Mamook Tokatee (formerly Going 42)

Portland, OR

Jobs Created: 16
Jobs Year One: 68

Mamook Tokatee offers 55 units of affordable housing and one on-site manager’s unit in Portland’s Cully neighborhood. The development’s name is a Chinook Wawa phrase for “make beautiful,” which highlights the main purpose for this development: to support Native artists who are revered as Native culture keepers. Art is a large part of the Native American cultural identity, and Native artists bring communities together through their work to help preserve their culture and traditions. Community Development Partners (CDP) and Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) have combined efforts to provide ample space for Native community programs and art creation through Mamook Tokatee.  

There are 11 units with a preference for artists and 20 units reserved for Native tenants with a priority for Siletz tribal members. The remaining 24 units prioritize other federally recognized tribal members. All 55 units are affordable at 30, 50, or 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Residents and artists can remain in Portland and connect with their community and culture without worrying about gentrification and the risk of homelessness. 

Mamook Tokatee is a 2023 Charles L. Edson Award winner in the Housing for Native Americans category. NEF invested $13.8 million in LIHTC equity in this unique development. 

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1 Bedroom (35),3 Bedroom (9),Studio (6),2 Bedroom (6)
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Community Development Partners (NB-CA),Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Property Manager:
FPI Management, Inc.
Carleton Hart Architects
General Contractor:
LMC Construction
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