Caritas Housing

Caritas Housing

Caritas is a Latin word that means “love for all.”

Shelter is a basic human need, deserving to all. To help meet this need, Caritas Housing began working in 1998 to acquire, develop, rehabilitate, and manage permanent affordable housing across the state for those in need of a home. To date, Caritas Housing has created more than 800 units of affordable housing for over 1,900 individuals.

Our Impact

  • 19 properties (including those under construction and in pre-development)
  • 810 units (including those under construction and in pre-development)
  • 9 properties have Resident Services Coordinators

Our residents:

  • 1,900 individuals each and every night
  • 60% are female headed households
  • 40% are children
  • 15% have a disability
  • 10% are seniors

Looking for Housing?

Caritas Housing partners with Cascade Management for all leasing and community management issues. Please visit Cascade Management’s website to explore housing communities, learn more, and apply for housing.

Properties Under Construction

Molalla Gardens
Molalla, Oregon

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  • Wood frame
  • 47 units in multiple 2- and 3-story buildings
  • Focus: low income families, seniors and survivors of domestic violence
  • Financing: LIHTC and HOME

Properties in Pre-Development

Rogue River Affordable Housing
Rogue River, OR

  • Acquisition of 3 USDA Rural Development properties
  • 102 units with rent assistance contracts
  • Focus: families, seniors and Veterans
  • Financing: LIHTC, HOME and State of Oregon financed with Rural Development contracts retained.

Properties in Service

To inquire about opportunities within the following units, please click the links below or contact Cascade Management.

Caritas Plaza  – North Portland (30 units)

Caritas Villa – SE Portland (30 units)

Casa Verde – Canby (26 units)

Cedar Park Gardens – Sandy (20 units)

Esperanza Court – SE Portland (70 units)

Haven House – SE Portland (3 units)

Howard House – SE Portland (12 units)

Kateri Park – SE Portland (50 units)

McCoy Village – NE Portland  (55 units)

North Slope – Sutherlin (24 units)

Rain Garden – Wilsonville (30 units)

Renaissance Court  – Wilsonville (21 units)

Molalla Gardens – Molalla (47 units)

Sacred Heart Villa – SE Portland (68 units)

Sandy Vista – Sandy (54 units)

St. Francis Park Apartments – SE Portland (106 units)

Villa Capri East – Beaverton (43 units)

Villa Capri West – Hillsboro (20 units)

Caritas Leadership

Trell Anderson | Executive Director, Caritas Community Housing Corporation

Trell Anderson serves as Executive Director of Caritas Community Housing Corporation and Director of Community Development & Housing for Catholic Charities. He brings more than twenty years of experience in housing and community development to this position. He served for six years as the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County, responsible for the strategic direction of the organization and daily operations of a $17,000,000 annual budget, 40 staff, 920 units, and 1,600 housing choice vouchers. Prior to serving at the Housing Authority, he staffed various leadership positions with the City of Portland Bureau of Housing and Community Development, responsible for a $15,000,000 annual budget.

Trell served as the first Executive Director of the Portland Community Land Trust (now doing business as Proud Ground). He also served as the Co-Interim Executive Director of Catholic Charities for fourteen months. He is currently serving on Metro’s Steering Committee for the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project. Trell holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University, and is a graduate of the Luke Center Pacific Program for Catalytic Leadership.

Sandra Perez | Asset & Facilities Manager

Sandra Perez has been working with Catholic Charities since 2005 and has been Asset Manager since September 2011. She oversees a portfolio of 18 affordable housing properties (over 800 units), and 2 office facilities. In 2014, she was accredited as a Residential Manager (ARM) by the IREM institute, and has one course left for completion to receive the CHAM Certification from the Neighborworks Institute.

Ms. Perez has 10 years experience in financial analysis, budgeting and audit services obtained working for the Colombian government in the Municipality of Riofrío. Born and raised in Colombia, South America, she has a degree in Business Administration from the University Central del Valle, and received her U.S. equivalent accreditation by Education Credential Evaluators, Milwaukie, Wisconsin, May 2005.

Give to Caritas Housing

To make a gift to Caritas Housing by mail, send your check to the following address:

Catholic Charities
Attention: Development
2740 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202

Click below to make an online gift.