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Knauls Building

Knauls Building

The Paul & Geneva Knauls Building

780 NE Alberta Street


The Paul & Geneva Knauls Building is one of the first communities to open under the Alberta Alive vision. The building provides 31 apartment homes, including studio and one-bedroom floor plans, for low-income households and prioritizes Veteran/VASH voucher holders. It is a sister property to The Ronnie Herndon Building, located two blocks away.

Leasing Information
The Paul & Geneva Knauls Building provides 31 studio and one-bedroom apartment homes to low-income individuals earning 60% AMI or below, and prioritizes Veteran/VASH voucher holders. To qualify, households must meet certain income requirements. Residents living at The Paul & Geneva Knauls Building will pay 30% of their income towards rent, and may earn no more than 60% AMI. Income limits based on household size are listed below. Residents are referred to the property through the VAs VASH program and Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) Adult Coordinated Access.

Resident Programming and Services
Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI)
All Alberta Alive communities will offer culturally-responsive resident programs and services tailored by SEI - Oregon's largest African American-led nonprofit multi-service organization. SEI will provide onsite events and programming including financial management, credit repair, and homeownership education, as well as connections to other resources and services. Learn more at

Do Good Multnomah
In addition to services and programming provided by SEI, residents of The Paul & Geneva Knauls Building will also receive wraparound supportive services from Do Good Multnomaha nonprofit organization that partners with the community to provide housing, emergency shelter, and services to houseless Veterans. Their emphasis includes relationship building, one-on-one engagement, supportive services, and direct community participation. Learn more at