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

    A renovated historic farmhouse anchors a 3-acre development serving working families and people with chronic mental illness.

  • Glisan Commons

    Innovative partnership
    in Gateway

    Glisan Commons combines Ride Connection transit services with affordable workforce and senior housing.

  • Gray's Landing

    South Waterfront’s first affordable housing

    In a rising riverfront redevelopment, Gray’s Landing provides homes for low-income families and formerly homeless veterans, plus offices for REACH Community Development.

  • Lancaster Bridge

    Preserving housing opportunities in Corvallis

    Financially restructured and physically renovated, Lancaster Bridge will provide affordable homes to 50 low-income families for decades to come.

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Meyer Memorial Trust announces first 10 Sustaining Portfolio Strategies grant recipients.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As reported on our blog in December, Housing Development Center is very pleased to be working with Meyer Memorial Trust on an important new effort to improve the long-term sustainability of Oregon’s existing affordable housing. Sustaining Portfolio Strategies, part of Meyer’s refreshed Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI), will provide funds for up to 20 affordable housing providers in Oregon (remove- nonprofits and housing authorities) to receive Housing Development Center assistance with portfolio assessment, sustainability planning and implementation in the coming three years.

Last week Meyer announced the first 10 Sustaining Portfolio Strategies grant recipients. They are ACCESS, Bienestar, Central City Concern, Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation, Farmworker Housing Development Corporation, Hacienda CDC, Human Solutions, NeighborWorks Umpqua, Northwest Housing Alternatives and St. Vincent DePaul Society of Lane County. (Read Meyer’s full announcement at http://www.mmt.org/news/february-affordable-housing-initiative-grants.)

Housing Development Center is excited to begin working with these important housing providers from across Oregon, and we congratulate all applicants on their great efforts and commitment to planning for the future of our communities’ critically needed affordable housing.  

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On staff service day, HDC employees hear first-hand stories of homelessness.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Housing Development Center employees spent the morning of Wednesday, January 26 volunteering for the Homeless Street Count. The biannual effort, organized by Multnomah County and the City of Portland, captures a snapshot of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County on a given night. 

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Year in Review: 10 Things HDC Did in 2014
Thursday, February 19, 2015

We worked with inspiring organizations to pilot-test new funding models, advance building energy performance, and partner on a major new portfolio sustainability initiative for Oregon. Download the PDF to learn more about these and other highlights from 2014.  

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