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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HDC is hiring for the position of Construction Project Manager.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Housing Development Center is a group of talented professionals who share a commitment to creating equitable communities, where all people can meet their basic needs and thrive 

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HDC releases key findings from Oregon affordable housing sustainability analysis.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

As regional housing policy discussions focus largely on how to fund and incentivize new affordable housing, Housing Development Center (HDC) has been working with a broad group of partners to investigate, and develop strategies to improve, the condition of Oregon’s existing rent-restricted affordable housing stock. 

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Gigi Szabo joins Housing Development Center as Senior Finance Project Manager.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Housing Development Center is pleased to announce the hire of Gigi Szabo as senior finance project manager. Gigi will work with HDC clients to develop and preserve affordable housing and community facilities, with a focus on assessing feasibility and structuring multisource financing packages. Gigi joined HDC in April, bringing more than 15 years of affordable-housing development and finance experience spanning executive leadership, program management and consulting roles. Gigi’s in-depth knowledge of local, state and federal affordable and supportive housing funding programs includes expertise in the financing of permanent supportive housing for veterans and people with special needs.  

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