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Community Revitalization

Catholic Charities has worked for more than 20 years to develop, rehabilitate, and manage a range of affordable housing communities across the state for those in need.

Catholic Charities has worked for more than 20 years to develop, rehabilitate, and manage a range of affordable housing communities across the state for those in need. We provide affordable homes for more than 2,000 individuals, including seniors, children and families, people with disabilities and chronic health conditions, survivors of domestic violence, and refugee families. Our housing options include transitional villages, permanent single-family and shared housing, multifamily apartment buildings, and supportive housing.

There is, however, an immense need for much more affordable and supportive housing throughout Oregon, and we intend to be part of the solution. By working together and engaging other partners, we intend to create hundreds of new units of affordable housing and permanent supportive housing for our most vulnerable neighbors in Portland and across Oregon.

More than simply building housing, we aim to demonstrate how local communities can successfully plan and develop solutions for homelessness and the lack of supportive housing, creating livable social and physical environments that promote healing and inclusion. The Healthy Housing Initiative is deeply rooted in Catholic social teaching and our shared mission to provide help for everyone, especially for the most poor and vulnerable.


Wrap-around Support Services

Catholic Charities is committed to creating 1,000 units of affordable housing, including 300 units of permanent supportive housing.

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On-site Case Management
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Housing Stabilization
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Access to whole-person health care
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Employment & Financial Wellness
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Food & Clothing Assistance
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Immigration & Refugee Services
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Trauma-informed Life Counseling
Articles

Study: Tiny home villages highly effective

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
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.

Remembering Kevin Jeans Gail, champion of Catholic social action

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
A man who responded to tragedy with love supports Catholic Charities of Oregon in a final act A prominent Catholic community organizer who cared fiercely about Catholic social teaching has included Catholic Charities of Oregon in his estate bequest.

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

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
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…

A note from our executive director

Posted By | Natalie Wood, Executive Director