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Welcome to Motherhouse

The Motherhouse at Baxter Woods is the first building in the multi-phase redevelopment of the Sisters of Mercy site located in Portland’s Deering Center Neighborhood. Originally built in 1906, the Motherhouse at 605 Stevens Avenue was closed in 2005 due to a dwindling number of Sisters living at the nearly 116,000 square foot property located on 18.98 acres.  The original grand stairways, stained glass windows, three story chapel with altar and grand organ, have been restored and preserved, while surrounding areas of the building have been redeveloped into 88 apartments for adults 55 years of age and older. Every studio and one bedroom apartment has a unique view and layout.

The property has two elevators, an onsite library, community room, two laundry rooms and sitting areas throughout.  Services provided to residents of this property include Resident Service Coordination and professional property management. 

Avesta Housing believes that everyone deserves a place to call home. We manage more than 100 affordable, subsidized, and mixed-income communities, and each one has a team of experienced and well-trained property managers and maintenance technicians who care about the residents and the properties in which they live. Many of our communities also have a resident service coordinator who helps to connect residents to needed support services.

We provide 24-hour professional maintenance services and have very high satisfaction ratings from our residents. Avesta’s award-winning Property Management division wants you to be proud to call your apartment home.

Click the “Apply Online” button now and find out how great it is to be a resident with Avesta Housing!