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Healthy Housing

Catholic Charities of Oregon develops innovative solutions for some of our region’s most pressing housing challenges.

Housing is a human right

We provide material supports wrapped in our suite of services to help those at risk of or experiencing houselessness

In partnership with property management companies, our donors, partners, and Catholic Charities programs, our Housing Services team (including Caritas Housing, Resident Services, Supportive Housing, and our Healthy Housing Initiative) works to build and maintain affordable housing for those experiencing or at risk of houselessness across the state of Oregon. In addition to those material supports, Catholic Charities provides a wide range of services to help clients keep their housing as they walk the path to self-sufficiency and stability.

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Caritas Housing

Shelter is a basic human need deserved by all. Explore our properties, view unit availability, and learn how you or your organization can partner with Catholic Charities to create lasting housing solutions for our neighbors in need.

Healthy Housing Initiative

“We are called to shelter the homeless and provide comfort and care to the afflicted with comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4

Resident Services

Catholic Charities of Oregon helps residents maintain their housing and thrive as members of our community.
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Supportive Housing

Catholic Charities of Oregon provides supportive housing in small settings at three locations throughout Portland with convenient access to services and amenities. Those locations are part of our larger permanent supportive housing initiative.

Portland Tribune: New affordable housing project opens in St. Johns

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
In partnership with Related NW, Catholic Charities introduces Cathedral Village. Cathedral Village apartments includes 110 units and is funded in part by Portland Housing Bureau’s affordable housing bond. ‘”We’re thrilled to celebrate the completion of Cathedral Village,” said Natalie Wood, Executive Director Catholic Charities of Oregon. “We know how urgently Portland needs affordable housing for…

Catholic Sentinel: Affordable housing opens in St. Johns

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Oregon celebrated the completion of a new affordable housing complex, Cathedral Village, on September 20. This new development includes 110 units of affordable housing and residents will have access to Catholic Charities full suite of wrap-around services. ‘“People are looking for more than just housing,” Catholic Charities executive director Natalie Wood said…

Portland Business Journal: Commercial Real Estate Transformers Award winner: Chiles House, Catholic Charities of Oregon, Portland

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
On August 5, Catholic Charities of Oregon was honored as a recipient of the 2022 Transformers Award for the newly completed affordable housing development, Chiles House. Chiles House was constructed with trauma informed design, it is the first affordable housing building in Portland to use cross-laminated timber, and it is equipped with solar energy systems.…

DJC Oregon: Collaborative effort produces unique building

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
In collaboration with Truebeck Construction, All Hands Architecture, and Sister City, Catholic Charities of Oregon opens Chiles House, formerly known as The Annex. Chiles House has 27 units of affordable housing for Catholic Charities’ clients who are emerging from or at risk of experiencing homelessness. This project is innovative not only in design, with its…