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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.

People-first housing

Our Caritas Housing team develops affordable homes for those in need of support

Catholic Charities’ dedicated housing entity, Caritas Housing, began working in 1998 to acquire, develop, rehabilitate, and manage permanent affordable housing across the state for those in need of a home. We partner with property managers, contractors, project developers, funders, and our communities to create places for individuals and families to thrive, placing special emphasis on trauma-informed, equal opportunity projects.

Partner with us

If you have a property that you’d like to sell or donate to be used as affordable housing, please email our Development Team.

Looking for housing?

To view unit availability and amenities, explore our properties using the interactive map below. Available units are updated regularly, but many properties utilize a waiting list. For for any leasing and community management issues, please contact the leasing agent directly.


Our residents

Of those we serve:
  • 60% are female-headed households
  • 40% are children
  • 15% have a disability
  • 10% are seniors

A new home off the streets

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Innovative affordable housing with services set for key Portland neighborhood Catholic Charities of Oregon broke ground Sept. 12 on another building with low-cost apartments for people working their way out of homelessness. Francis & Clare Place in the Buckman neighborhood of Southeast Portland will offer 61 units plus services to help residents achieve stability and…

Catholic social teaching: life and dignity of the human person

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
In honor of Catholic Charities’ 90th anniversary of providing help and hope to those who need it most, we are doing a 7 part series on the principles of Catholic social teaching.

New residents will need supplies

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
In October, Catholic Charities of Oregon will welcome 142 households to their new homes at Good Shepherd Village apartments in Happy Valley. Among the residents at this new, light-filled  building will be 58 families and Veterans with very low incomes who are transitioning from homelessness.

Helping residents stay cool

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Before temperatures soared in Portland, Catholic Charities of Oregon hosted workshops at some of its housing sites to help residents discover low-cost ways to stay cool.