News

With Oregon QAP response, HDC helps lead call for affordable housing funding strategies that are balanced, sustainable and cost-efficient.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), Oregon’s annually updated guidelines for projects that use low-income housing tax credits, plays a powerful role in shaping our region’s affordable housing future. So when Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) released its initial draft of the 2016 QAP, HDC responded. 

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HDC seeks a Director of Finance and Operations. View the job announcement.
Monday, February 01, 2016
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Garlington Center will advance a new model for meeting healthcare and housing needs.
Friday, January 08, 2016

Last month Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare unveiled plans for the Garlington Center, a Northeast Portland development that will apply state-of-the-art thinking and tools for the delivery of integrated healthcare, wellness services and affordable housing. Housing Development Center is Cascadia’s property development consultant for the project, which will serve veterans, people with serious mental illness, and low-income families who have suffered from, or are at risk of, community displacement.  

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Isabella Court, 49-unit affordable senior housing project in Vancouver, breaks ground.
Monday, December 28, 2015

We’ve been waiting for this moment. This month, TEAM Construction’s crews started digging foundations for Isabella Court. The REACH Community Development project will provide 49 critically needed affordable homes for low-income seniors in Vancouver’s Bagley-Downs neighborhood. HDC is managing construction of the four-story development designed by MWA Architects. But our involvement with Isabella Court, as a lender, stretches back to 2012. 

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Four things we love about Glisan Commons and Gilman Court.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

More than four years ago Housing Development Center partnered with three nonprofits to develop an innovative project, which meets critical human needs in East Portland and makes great use of an exceptional transit-oriented site. This year we completed work on this two-phase project, Glisan Commons and Gilman Court. Here’s a look back at what makes it stand out. 

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View photos of Gilman Court, the final phase of innovative REACH/Human Solutions/Ride Connection collaboration.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gilman Court completed construction this summer, and we’d like to share some great photos by Sally Painter.  

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Three years, five ways we're expanding our impact. Get briefed on HDC's 2015-2018 strategic plan.
Monday, December 07, 2015

Our latest strategic plan sets a course for expanding HDC's impact in five key areasfrom improving affordable housing sustainability, statewide, to increasing equity in our workplace and industry. 

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Sisters of the Holy Names investment puts HDC Community Fund over the $2 million mark!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We’re so grateful to HDC Community Fund’s newest lending partner, the U.S.-Ontario Province of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary! This group of Catholic sisters, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, has invested $200,000 to support the fund’s work financing the development of affordable housing and community facilities serving low-income people

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HDC Community Fund $700,000 loan will help Human Solutions acquire property for year-round emergency family shelter.
Monday, November 23, 2015

When Human Solutions needed funds—quickly—to acquire a blighted commercial property and convert it into an emergency shelter for homeless families, we were there to help. Early next year the Southeast Portland nonprofit will reopen the shuttered Black Cauldron strip club at Southeast 160th Avenue and Stark Street as Multnomah County’s first year-round, 24/7 family shelter. Providing 130 urgently needed beds for kids and adults, plus laundry facilities, showers, a computer lab and indoor and outdoor play areas, the facility will replace and improve upon Human Solutions’ inadequately sized winter warming center, located a few blocks away. 

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HDC is hiring!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Senior Construction Project Manager 

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