Sabin CDC has chosen to name the individual buildings of the Harvey Rice Heritage after local African American artists whose legacies reverberate through the community through their art, teachings, and activism. The artists, Isaka Shamsud-Din and Charlotte Lewis, each wove their African American heritage within their art as a means of strengthening community. While each worked in unique media, they often collaborated to produce, through their drawings, murals, paintings, and textiles, a permanent history of a community that has been disbanded by the forces of gentrification. These new apartment complexes honor Shamsud-Din and Lewis and embody Sabin CDC’s commitment to honoring and preserving NE Portland’s African American and marginalized communities by expanding housing opportunities for low-income individuals and families who are drawn to Sabin’s history of housing long-time and returning neighborhood residents who would otherwise be displaced by the gentrification of Portland’s traditional African American community. By reintroducing NE Portland to these important artists and their work, Sabin seeks not only to create affordable housing opportunities, but also to strengthen the voice of communities at risk of displacement.