Community leaders celebrate the opening of the Louisa Flowers apartments last November. Named for a prominent black woman steeped in early Portland history, the 240 unit affordable housing development in the Lloyd District is the largest in 50 years. Joining the celebration were Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, Home Forward executive Michael Buonocore and many others.
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