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Catholic Charities has worked for more than 20 years to develop, rehabilitate, and manage a range of affordable housing communities across the state for those in need.

“Our vision for Oregon is that everyone has a stable home with the support needed to manage their lives; people feel they belong and are welcome; and the experience of homelessness is rare, brief, and solved quickly when it happens.”

Deacon Rick Birkel, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Catholic Charities Oregon

 

Catholic Charities has worked for more than 20 years to develop, rehabilitate, and manage a range of affordable housing communities across the state for those in need. We provide affordable homes for more than 2,000 individuals, including seniors, children and families, people with disabilities and chronic health conditions, survivors of domestic violence, and refugee families. Our housing options include transitional villages, permanent single-family and shared housing, multifamily apartment buildings, and supportive housing.

There is, however, an immense need for much more affordable and supportive housing throughout Oregon, and we intend to be part of the solution. By working together and engaging other partners, we intend to create hundreds of new units of affordable housing and permanent supportive housing for our most vulnerable neighbors in Portland and across Oregon.

More than simply building housing, we aim to demonstrate how local communities can successfully plan and develop solutions for homelessness and the lack of supportive housing, creating livable social and physical environments that promote healing and inclusion. The Healthy Housing Initiative is deeply rooted in Catholic social teaching and our shared mission to provide help for everyone, especially for the most poor and vulnerable.


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The Healthy Housing Initiative is committed to creating 1,000 units of affordable housing, including 300 units of permanent supportive housing.

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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…