Empowering organizations, strengthening communities

We help affordable housing and human service providers develop and sustain mission-critical properties

  • Glisan Commons

    New service-enhanced
    housing in Newberg

    At Deskins Commons, a renovated historic farmhouse anchors a 3-acre development serving working families and people with chronic mental illness.

  • Glisan Commons

    Innovative partnership
    in Gateway

    At Glisan Commons and Gilman Court, three nonprofits join forces to provide transit access services linked to affordable workforce and senior housing.

  • Orchards at Orenco

    Raising the bar for green affordable housing

    Low-income families save on energy and transit costs at Orchards at Orenco, the largest Passive House multifamily housing structure in North America.

Annual income an elderly individual needs to meet basic living expenses in Oregon: 


HDC endorses Measure 26-179 and urges you to vote Yes for Affordable Homes!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Yes for Affordable Homes 

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HDC Lenders Forum connects affordable housing sponsors with lenders and refinancing products. View photos.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Representatives of 21 affordable housing agencies gathered with lenders and HDC asset management and finance staff on September 14 to share information about property refinancing options and products. The half-day event, co-hosted by HUD at the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Office Building in downtown Portland featured presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities: 

“Debt 101” presentation by Joni Hartmann, HDC deputy director and HDC Community Fund executive director.

Panel discussion of loan and bond products, facilitated by Emily Schelling, HDC director of asset management and industry support.

“FHA Spotlight” presentation by Tom Azumbrado, HUD San Francisco multifamily hub director.

Panel discussion of industry trends, opportunities, challenges, and best practices, facilitated by Margaret Salazar, HUD Portland field office director, and featuring representatives of Wells Fargo, Beneficial State Bank, U.S. Bank, Walker & Dunlop and ACRE Capital.

Tabling time for housing sponsors to meet directly with lenders.

Thanks to HUD for hosting, and to all participants for sharing their knowledge, questions and insights!

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HDC welcomes Jennifer Sharp to the Comprehensive Development Services team.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Housing Development Center is pleased to announce that Jennifer Sharp has joined our Comprehensive Development Services team. As senior construction project manager, Jennifer will provide construction and project management to meet the property development goals of HDC’s clients. Jennifer brings 20 years of experience in construction and project management, including seven years managing campus expansion projects at Portland State University (PSU), to her work at HDC. She has extensive expertise in areas such as public procurement compliance; green building practices; and use of integrated project delivery (IPD) models to manage large-scale collaboration.  

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