What role do architects play in the global housing crisis? Architizer highlights The Louisa Flowers in its lineup of recently completed affordable housing projects across the U.S.—discussing how the current housing crisis disproportionally effects our society's historically marginalized communities and how low-cost, well-designed housing is tackling this issue head on.

The Louisa Flowers Affordable Housing development in Portland's Lloyd District provides 240 units of affordable housing when the city is currently experiencing a housing crisis. The building name honors Louisa Flowers, a revered African American pioneer and civic leader who was one of the first Black settlers to own property on Portland’s east side. The project's site location and its proximity to public transportation and services acknowledges the history and displacement of Portland’s Black community in this area while demonstrating a commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive neighborhood.