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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

Welcome Home

No matter what struggles we face in our lives, having a place to call home makes us whole. It is where we find warmth, safety, and calm regardless of what storm may be brewing outside.

Home is at the core of our humanity. It’s where we lay roots for ourselves and our families so we may begin and end each day together.

With a roof over our heads, life’s path forward is paved with greater hope and possibility. A home gives us freedom to heal, improve our health, pursue opportunities, and find belonging in a community.

Together, as neighbors in this great state, we must answer the call for those in need. For the love and support we give our fellow brothers and sisters is the light that connects us all.

“We say we are people of the Gospel, where Jesus is calling us to look after those most in need among us. As a Catholic community of faith, it’s important to be aware of our brothers and sisters. It could be any one of us given the right circumstances.”

Sister Donna Markham
OP, Ph.D., President & CEO of Catholic Charities USA


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…