On Monday, June 12, IRCO, Related Northwest and Catholic Charities joined with supporters from Metro, Portland Housing Bureau and Oregon Housing & Community Services to break ground on the construction of Glisan Landing, 137 units of affordable housing for families and individuals. The site will be a pilot for co-located services like IRCO’s two-classroom Early Learning Center to help immigrant and refugee children become kindergarten ready.
“IRCO is thrilled for this opportunity to integrate affordable housing, low barrier wraparound services, and no cost preschool learning for immigrant and refugee families. This project aligns with our vision for a future where refugees and immigrants belong and all communities thrive,” said Lee Po Cha, Executive Director of IRCO.
This combination of housing and early childhood learning will provide wraparound support services for 65 families when it opens in 2024.