Homeless & Housing Services

Catholic Charities of Oregon develops innovative solutions for some of our region’s most pressing housing challenges.

Caritas Housing

Shelter is a basic human need, deserved by all. To date, Catholic Charities’ dedicated housing entity, Caritas Housing, has created more than 800 units of affordable housing for over 1,900 individuals.

Resident Services

Catholic Charities of Oregon provides on-site, relationship-centered services with the primary goal of helping residents maintain their housing and thrive as members of our community.

Housing Transitions

The Housing Transitions Program (HTP) is a relationship-centered program that operates on the best practice Housing First model. We assist in removing barriers to permanent housing and provide housing services to self-identified women experiencing homelessness, who are at least 25 years old, and do not have any children in their care.

Kenton Women's Village

Kenton Women’s Village is a creative and collaborative project, offering a new approach for addressing houselessness at a small scale. The villagers are empowered, have a sense of purpose, and take daily steps toward permanent housing.
A welcome mat

Supportive Housing

Catholic Charities of Oregon provides supportive housing in small settings at three locations: Martha & Mary House, Elizabeth House, and Holy Family House. Those locations are part of our larger permanent supportive housing initiative.
An extreme close up of a sleeping pod at Kenton Women's Village

Pilot Programs

A new 12-month pilot program by the Joint Office of Homeless Services and Catholic Charities of Oregon to help faith organizations host safe sleep spaces paired with service connections. We are not yet accepting clients for this program.
Articles

HH Week: Homelessness Mythbusters

Posted By | Victoria Waldrep, Lead Housing Case Manager III; Employment Specialist III
There are many misconceptions about hunger, homeless, and the people who suffer from them. We’re debunking some of those myths during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Honoring Veterans Day

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
This Veterans Day we are proud to partner with Carleton Hart Architecture to share the story of a veteran who is a resident of Caritas Housing, our dedicated housing entity for those in need of homes. We thank Dennis and all veterans for their service.

Press Release: Catholic Charities Completes Renovations to Preserve 102 Units of Affordable Rental Housing in Southern Oregon

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 20, 2020 – Catholic Charities of Oregon has completed renovations in three apartment complexes under its dedicated housing entity, Caritas Housing Initiatives, that preserves 102 units of rental housing serving low-income and elderly rural residents. The renovations were completed in Hillside Village in Glendale, Ore., and Valerie Hills Apartments and Woodville Village…

Clackamas County and Metro Approve $18.3M for Catholic Charities' Good Shepherd Village

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
The project will be the first regulated affordable housing development within the city limits of Happy Valley.