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Study: Tiny home villages highly effective

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Catholic Charities’ Kenton Women’s Village even more successful than average

Formerly homeless people living in pod groupings like Kenton Women’s Village move into permanent housing at three times the rate of those living in more traditional homeless shelters, researchers from Portland State University have found.

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$2.4 million federal grant to support a green retrofit of Portland affordable housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $2.4 million to Catholic Charities of Oregon for the green retrofit of a 40-year-old North Portland affordable housing complex. Teams from Catholic Charities of Oregon and the Oregon field office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hold HUD’s $2.4 million check to…

Construction nearing completion

Construction should be done by mid-August on a Southeast Portland building completely devoted to permanent supportive housing. Francis & Clare Place, a project of Catholic Charities of Oregon, offers 61 units plus services to help residents achieve stability and stay housed. “These housing units will provide individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness a safe and…

DIY weatherization: Empowering residents with cost effective and practical solutions

On Dec. 12, a DIY Weatherization Workshop took place at Catholic Charities of Oregon’s Sacred Heart Villa, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Community Energy Project and the Energy Trust of Oregon, with support from Catholic Charities. The event aimed to equip attendees with practical knowledge on energy efficiency, weatherization, and cost-effective strategies to…

A watershed moment for affordable housing

Happy Valley development marks 1,000th for housing bond and sets the pace for Oregon small towns PORTLAND, Ore. (11/6/23) — Catholic Charities of Oregon on Monday opened 142 units of affordable housing in Happy Valley. The area has transformed in recent decades from farmland to suburban small town.