Wynne Watts CommonsCreating an inclusive, accessible, and affordable community for all
Located in Gresham, Oregon’s Wilkes East Neighborhood, Albertina Kerr’s Wynne Watt’s Commons provides 150 affordable units of studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. Spread throughout the building are 30 universally accessible units with state-of-the-art technology and rental subsidy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). For more details, visit the Wynne Watts Commons website.
Rates and Eligibility
Rent covers utilities (electricity, water, sewer), including high-speed internet. Cable television is not included. The project is managed by Quantum Residential.
Max income is the total of all incomes in an apartment. Rent is based on current Median Family Income (MFI) levels published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
*Interested residents can look up their Household Income to see what they qualify for here.
**To learn about the HUD 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities, visit HUD.gov.
|Apartment Size||Max Income and Rent|
for Household (%AMI)*
|Apartment Size||Max Income for|
|Rent (HUD 811 Assistance)**||Units Available|
|1 bedroom||30%||30% of gross income||22|
|2 bedrooms||30%||30% of gross income||8|
This project has been made possible by the generosity of private donors and foundations, Albertina Kerr’s land donation, the City of Gresham’s Metro Affordable Housing Bond funds, and customers participating in PGE’s Green Future SM program through the PGE Renewable Development Fund.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I prove my income level for eligibility?
All applicants who are over 18 years of age will be required to verify their income. The total household income must be below the maximum allowed for the unit size.
Can anyone apply?
Who is managing the rental process?
Kerr is partnering with Quantum Residential. Quantum manages the waitlist and processes all applications. Learn more at WynneWatts.com.
Are there common spaces?
Yes. There are several common spaces (both inside and outside), including seating areas near the elevators on upper floors, on-site property management offices, lockers for package delivery, storage units, a community room on the first floor for meetings and events, an outdoor courtyard, a playground, and a BBQ space. In addition, each floor has two laundry rooms with commercial washers and dryers.
Are there laundry rooms?
Yes. Each floor in the building has two laundry rooms with commercial washers and dryers that can be operated using a phone app with variable pricing, depending on the day/time you do your laundry (it will be cheaper to do laundry during weekdays and in the evenings or nighttime).
Is there parking?
Yes. There are 128 parking spaces on-site.
Is there bike storage?
Yes. There are 67 secured bicycle spaces on-site.
Are there electric car charging stations?
Yes. There are a small number of charging stations. Infrastructure is planned to install more charging stations in the future.
What are transportation options?
There are 128 parking spaces, 67 secured bicycle spaces, and access to public transportation.
What is the project timeline?
- Construction Jan. 2021-June 2022
- Applications now open
- Occupancy begins in mid June 2022