Our History

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1969

Created by students, for students, CHNW grew out of a 1969 urban studies class at Portland State University, which was examining the need for student housing near the University’s downtown campus.

1972

CHNW opened a brand new, 221-unit high-rise apartment building in Portland’s Goose Hollow neighborhood to expand the housing at PSU.

Outside View of Goose Hollow Apartments

1988

CHNW finalized a lease-equity acquisition arrangement with the Housing Authority of Portland to renovate and manage three additional apartment buildings located near the PSU campus.

1999

Goose Hollow Plaza was constructed. Since then, CHNW has operated seven facilities (485 units) in Portland.

2006

Opened The Gem on the Oregon State University campus, a 231-unit facility renovated by CHNW and owned by the University.