Mt. Baker Housing announced that it has purchased Thirty-Ninth Avenue Flats located in the Columbia City neighborhood. The rehab will start with exterior renovations and weatherization work. The building will receive a new paint scheme, replacement of existing railings, creating a new building entrance and adding a security fence. Mid way into 2013, the interior spaces will receive new finishes and building system upgrades. The rehab will be funded by net operating income and will allow renovations to take place without relocating existing residents.