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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.

“Our vision for Oregon is that everyone has a stable home with the support needed to manage their lives; people feel they belong and are welcome; and the experience of homelessness is rare, brief, and solved quickly when it happens.”

Deacon Rick Birkel, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Catholic Charities Oregon

 

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.


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The Healthy Housing Initiative is committed to creating 1,000 units of affordable housing, including 300 units of permanent supportive housing.

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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 of homes.

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Press Release: Catholic Charities Completes Renovations to Preserve 102 Units of Affordable Rental Housing in Southern Oregon

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 20, 2020 – Catholic Charities of Oregon has completed renovations in three apartment complexes under its dedicated housing entity, Caritas Housing Initiatives, that preserves 102 units of rental housing serving low-income and elderly rural residents. The renovations were completed in Hillside Village in Glendale, Ore., and Valerie Hills Apartments and Woodville Village…

Clackamas County and Metro Approve $18.3M for Catholic Charities' Good Shepherd Village

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
The project will be the first regulated affordable housing development within the city limits of Happy Valley.

Oregon Community Foundation invests $500,000 in Catholic Charities of Oregon to support the Save First Small Loan Fund

Posted By | Staff
Funds will support consumer and credit-building loans to help Oregon families overcome financial emergencies and build financial resiliency.