NAYA Generations is a 40-unit affordable and inter-generational housing project in the heart of the Lents neighborhood. The community supports Native American youth, families and elders, while also welcoming the broader community. Phase I of this project consists of four buildings. The community model joins permanent homes for children adopted from the foster care system with the support of elders within the larger community. The project is sponsored by co-general partners NAYA (Native American Youth and Family Association) and GRES (Guardian Real Estate Services).
Phase II will include a combined center community (the Longhouse) and early learning center. It will serve the immediate community as well as the Portland-area Native American community. The community shares a larger central courtyard with smaller courtyard and outdoor amphitheater which enhances its relationship to nature.