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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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Click the Caritas Housing tile below to explore our properties and apply for housing.

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.
Articles

Catholic Charities USA: Housing Initiatives Restore Dignity Leaving the Streets Behind

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Oregon’s Healthy Housing Initiative has become a model for other Catholic Charities across the United States. “At its heart, the Healthy Housing Initiative (HHI) is about seeing the dignity of every person. A person-centered, comprehensive approach to chronic homelessness, the program meets people where they are and moves them into permanent supportive…

KGW8: Crew breaks ground on $60M affordable housing development in Happy Valley

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Monday, March 28, Catholic Charities of Oregon broke ground on their newest affordable housing project known as Good Shepherd Village. The project is funded in part by Metro and 11 acres of the land was donated by The Brockamp Family.  Good Shepherd Village will include 143 units of affordable housing; construction is estimated to be…

Volunteer Spotlight: University of Portland Nursing Students

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
At Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) we are blessed with a robust community of volunteers throughout our various programs. Today we would like to highlight the partnership between the University of Portland’s school of nursing and our resident services.

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Chris Duffin

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and help to spread light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are…