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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.

Creating & Supporting a Community of Women to Foster Companionship, Mutual Support, Healthy Living, Safety, and Economy

All supportive housing sites are owned or master-leased by Catholic Charities of Oregon and are used to assist clients supported by Catholic Charities’ other programs, including those transitioning out of homelessness. Each site offers permanent housing with supportive services in a shared living environment. Residents at these locations have access to private rooms and shared bathrooms, kitchens, and other common living spaces.

To support their active roles in case management, residents of supportive living houses work closely with a resident assistant who, in addition to providing a safe and stable environment for clients, oversees house meetings, organizes and schedules health education activities, and helps address issues as they arise. With the help of the resident assistant, clients establish their own communal expectations and responsibilities and come up with unique community agreements and house rules by building consensus at regular weekly meetings. The core values of those agreements are self-governance, independence, interdependence, healthy boundaries, and diversity.

All units are affordable and have housing case management focused on stability and retention. Other services available to residents include mental health, and financial wellness assistance as well as help acquiring benefits, employment training, and referrals to healthcare providers, legal services, and other important resources.

Articles

Aman's Journey to Safety and Stability

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Without Chiles House, Aman would have been living on the streets, battling his PTSD alone and facing the additional trauma of homelessness. Thanks to Chiles House, Aman now has a safe place to heal and has access to counseling right next door at Catholic Charities’ headquarters.

Darla's Story of Hope

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
The Housing Transitions Program (HTP) operates on the Housing First model that prioritizes finding permanent housing as quickly as possible, providing supportive services as needed. Everyone’s path at Catholic Charities is different and Darla’s story is a beautiful example of a Catholic Charities client’s journey into permanent housing.

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…