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 says a fond, cowboy-themed farewell to retiring Director of Finance Deb Constans.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016


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HDC staff tours the Bronaugh as REACH’s historic renovation and seismic upgrade nears completion.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Micro-piles driven. Concrete shear walls erected. Stucco and decorative exterior moldings repaired and repainted. Unit interiors refinished and upgraded with new flooring, paint and energy-efficient appliances. As REACH Community Development’s $7 million renovation and seismic upgrade of the Bronaugh Apartments in downtown Portland rumbled toward a scheduled May completion, HDC Senior Project Manager Lara Spangler and Walsh Construction Superintendent Andy Morris led HDC staff on a tour of the work in progress. 

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OON spring 2016 conference preview: HDC’s Deep Dive into financial data for 142 Oregon affordable housing properties.
Monday, April 18, 2016

Why do some affordable housing properties perform better than others? What characteristics are associated with stronger-performing and weaker-performing projects? HDC’s Deep Dive project aims to shed light on those questions, through an analysis of financial data from 142 affordable housing properties across Oregon. 

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