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.

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Housing Development Center announces executive director search.
Friday, September 16, 2016

In anticipation of Housing Development Center (HDC) Executive Director Robin Boyce’s retirement, targeted for late this year, HDC is working with WVDO to identify qualified candidates for this critical executive leadership position.  

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Community celebrates grand reopening of REACH Community Development’s Bronaugh Apartments, historic downtown building serving very-low-income residents. View photos.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Earlier we reported on Housing Development Center’s work assisting REACH Community Development with the renovation of the Bronaugh Apartments. The historic structure in downtown Portland is one of 11 rent-subsidized housing projects that the Portland Housing Bureau targeted in 2008 as being at risk of conversion to market-rate housing. REACH Community Development purchased it in 2013, and HDC worked with REACH, Walsh Construction and Carleton Hart Architecture to plan and manage a major renovation and seismic upgrade. 

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Kateri Park renovation will correct construction defects, preserve affordable homes for low-income immigrant families.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Caritas Housing Initiatives has closed funding and started renovations on Kateri Park. The 50-unit apartment building in inner Southeast Portland provides affordable homes to low-income households, 80% of which are immigrant refugee families, and includes 20 project-based Section 8 units serving very-low-income and extremely-low-income residents. 

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