Our History

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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.


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


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.


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


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