NAYA Generations Receives The Golden Hammer Award

The Golden Hammer Award is presented to honor a multifamily project (rehabilitation or new construction) that best shows the ideals of affordability, quality of design, cost containment, livability, community revitalization, or service integration.

Honoree | Native American Youth and Family Center
Program | NAYA Generations (Portland)

NAYA Generations is a community intentionally designed to bring foster children into permanent homes in supportive intergeneration living environment integrating a culturally Native American overlay. There are 40 newly constructed residential units at 30% and 60% rent levels. This project completed on time and under budget, which allowed for the inclusion of a mural to one of the facades of a building and a playground for the children that live onsite. This was with the inclusion of quality elements that were requested by NAYA such as cedar planters, Native American artwork, and the inclusion of a separate playroom outfitted to allow for a separate nonprofit organization to provide services that focuses on outpatient mental health services to foster and adopted children and their families.

The Golden Hammer Award is presented by Housing Oregon, an organization working to ensure all Oregonians have a healthy and stable place to live.