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.

Living in permanent service-enhanced housing helped homeless men and women with complex health issues cut their average annual health care costs by $8,724, says a recent Portland study.


Isabella Court reaches completion, provides affordable homes for 47 low-income senior households!
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Isabella Court, a new affordable housing community serving low-income seniors in Vancouver, will celebrate its grand opening this month. Housing Development Center managed construction and provided predevelopment financing for the REACH Community Development project, which completed construction in December. 

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HDC is hiring for the position of construction-finance project assistant.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Housing Development Center seeks qualified applicants for the position of construction/finance project assistant.  

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HDC Board of Directors names new executive director.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Today the board of directors of Housing Development Center (HDC) announced the selection of Joni Hartmann as HDC’s new executive director. Joni will begin her tenure as executive director on January 1, succeeding Robin Boyce, who is retiring at the end of December. Joni currently serves as HDC deputy director and as executive director of HDC Community Fund, HDC’s affiliated lending agency. 

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