A sketch of the 146 West affordable housing complex by Home First Development and PHC Northwest, which is scheduled to open next fall.

A new affordable housing complex by Home First Development will break ground on Friday in the southeast Portland metro area. The 146 West project is expected to bring 154 affordable studios and one- and two-bedroom units to Portland by fall 2017.

146 West is Home First Development’s fifth collaborative effort with PHC Northwest, a company that offers educational training to individuals with mental, physical and developmental disabilities. The PHC Northwest portfolio extends across Portland and Vancouver, Washington, with over 250 apartments available.

The 146 West complex will also include a community center, a playground, and a soccer field.

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