Date: Thursday, September 19

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Room: Galleria II

Tracks: Permanent Supportive Housing, Homelessness


  • Mary-Rain O’Meara, Director of Real Estate Development, Central City Concern


  • Amanda Donofrio, Senior Associate, Bergsund DeLaney Architecture and Planning, P.C.
  • Mariah Kiersey, Managing Principal/Architect, Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc.
  • Andrea Carnes, Deputy Director, Plymouth Housing
  • Donna Kelley, Asset Manager, Home Forward


The session format will be paired lectures that review design considerations that impact the health and well-being of people who have experienced chronic homelessness transitioning into housing. The first presentation will be a case study of the CCC Blackburn Center and a review of the design considerations incorporated into the project that benefit the health and well-being of staff and residents as well as specific lessons learned from integrating clinic space into an affordable housing project. The second presentation will present the concept of Trauma-Informed Design and discuss how guidelines developed through research of the Trauma-Informed Care model can be incorporated into Permanent Supportive Housing so that buildings themselves can support residents’ recovery from trauma and the staff that assists this recovery. The outcome of this presentation will improve the knowledge of designers, developers and service providers who will be developing PSH in Oregon about how these trauma-informed concepts can provide a design framework that can be implemented for new construction and renovations to increase quality of life for residents and satisfaction for staff.

Permanent Supportive Housing Track Workshops Sponsored by: Bank of America Merrill Lynch