About HDC

Our mission: to strengthen opportunities for low-income families and individuals by developing, preserving and sustaining affordable housing and community facilities.

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Property solutions for affordable housing and human services 

At Housing Development Center (HDC), we believe everyone deserves a safe, affordable home and access to essential services, such as healthcare and job training. That’s why we’re committed to providing integrated property solutions for affordable housing and human service delivery. We help organizations and communities solve complex property challenges, so they can help low-income people build better lives.

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Our Services
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A shared mission, a systemic approach

HDC is a nonprofit focused on serving nonprofits, housing authorities and public agencies—and developing great projects is just part of what we do. Our services, which span from asset management to policy consulting, strengthen the capacity of organizations and communities to meet critical human needs, over the long term.

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Learn more about our work.

People with purpose since 1993

The culture and values of our staff and board have defined this organization for 20 years. We are creative and rigorous problem solvers, committed to providing unsurpassed service to our clients, improving the lives of low-income people, and finding innovative ways to make a difference.

Download our 20-year timeline (PDF) to learn more about HDC’s history.

Get started

HDC works with nonprofits and public entities in Oregon, Washington and throughout the United States. For assistance or to schedule an appointment, please call our front desk at 503-335-3668, or contact one of our staff directly:

General information
Andrew Ayres, Program Assistant: info@housingdevelopmentcenter.org

Development services
Mary Bradshaw, Director of Construction Management: mary@housingdevelopmentcenter.org

Asset management services
Emily Schelling, Director of Asset Management & Initiatives: emily@housingdevelopmentcenter.org

HDC Community Fund
Joni Hartmann, HDC Executive Director and HDC Community Fund Executive Director: joni@housingdevelopmentcenter.org

Please visit our staff page for a complete staff directory.