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A senior housing complex in northeast Portland is named the Alberta Simmons Plaza in honor of Alberta Simmons, a longtime leader from Portland’s African American community who co-founded Housing Our Families, a nonprofit community organization.

A senior housing complex in northeast Portland is named the Alberta Simmons Plaza in honor of Alberta Simmons, a longtime leader from Portland’s African American community who co-founded Housing Our Families, a nonprofit community organization.

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Housing Advocate Remembered

Alberta Simmons was devoted to helping people in need

Funeral services are scheduled July 17 for Alberta Mae Simmons, a longtime member of Portland’s African American community who was known for helping people in need, including the creation of a nonprofit to build housing for seniors.