“The home is a crucial place in life, where life grows and can be fulfilled, because it is a place in which every person learns to receive love and to give love.”
– Pope Francis
Developing Housing Solutions and Supportive Services
In our community, there is an unprecedented lack of affordable, decent housing. With average rental costs topping $1,400 monthly, and median home prices surpassing $400,000, individuals and families – even those working full time low-wage jobs – are often unable to access or maintain housing.
Catholic Charities, in cooperation with its member agency, Caritas Housing, develops innovative housing and shelter solutions for those most in need. From transitional housing initiatives in urban Portland to affordable permanent housing in Sandy, our agency understands the importance of having a safe place to call home. We believe everyone deserves the dignity of home.