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 throughout Portland with convenient access to services and amenities. 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

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Chris Duffin

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and help to spread light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are…

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Leanne Mruzik

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
We are fortunate to have extremely generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s love and spread Christ’s light by partnering with Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are able…

PRESS RELEASE: Catholic Charities Breaks Ground on 110 New Affordable Apartments in North Portland

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 2, 2021—Catholic Charities of Oregon, in collaboration with Related Northwest, will celebrate the groundbreaking of Cathedral Village Apartments on Feb. 9, 2021. Download the full release

Donor Appreciation Spotlight: Xander Anton

Posted By | Catholic Charities of Oregon
We are fortunate to have generous donors and volunteers who give their time, energy, support and resources to Catholic Charities. Because of them, we are able to bring vital, lifesaving services to our neighbors in greatest need. As part of our donor and volunteer appreciation campaign, we are recognizing individuals and organizations who share God’s…