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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.

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…

Catholic Sentinel: Catholic Charities dedicates low-cost housing alongside headquarters

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
On July 19, Catholic Charities of Oregon opened Chiles House; 27-units of affordable and supportive housing. Chiles House is located right next door to Catholic Charities’ headquarters and its residents will have access to Catholic Charities in depth wrap-around services including access to food, employment support, financial education, counseling services, and more. Read the full…

DJC Oregon: Happy Valleys first affordable housing development gaining steam

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
“Happy Valley’s first regulated affordable housing development is underway. Good Shepard Village will have 143 affordable homes, including 35 Permanent Supportive Housing and 15 units prioritized for veterans who have experienced homelessness. The approximately $60 million development was funded in part by Metro Affordable Housing Bonds. About $18.3 million of the bond will go toward…

Sightline Institute: Affordable Housing in Oregon is about to Catch a Big Break in Parking Mandates

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
In this article, author Katie Gould, explores the limitations and barriers parking restrictions have on affordable housing projects. Catholic Charities’ Community Development and Housing Manager, Julia Metz, comments on the issue as it relates to one of Catholic Charities’ development projects. Good Shepherd Village is currently under construction in Happy Valley and will provide 143…