Housing Opportunities portfolio

Grants awarded: 39

Total awarded: $5,027,149

Safe and affordable housing is essential to vibrant communities and individual opportunity. Oregon needs more units of affordable housing, more housing stability, more innovations and more systems change. To achieve these goals, Meyer uses a three-prong approach to housing. We believe in building and preserving units of affordable housing and strengthening housing providers and the sector. We invest in emerging opportunities and innovations in housing development, service delivery, systems alignment and housing finance. And we support residents through better access to available housing and wrap-around services that help residents retain housing and advance their goals.

 

Goal 1: Preserve + increase the number of affordable housing rental units

Community Action Team        

St. Helens        

Columbia County        

$210,000        

To preserve 36 units of affordable housing in Cannon Beach that serve primarily Hispanic and service-industry workers

Community Development Partners        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$250,000        

To provide capital support for a 59-unit affordable housing development in East Portland that will support Native American and low-income residents

Helping Hands Re-Entry Outreach Centers        

Seaside

Clatsop County        

$255,320        

For a building renovation to add 17 single-family, low-income units in Tillamook

Home Forward        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$250,000        

To provide capital support for 60 units of affordable housing in the Framework building, the nation's first high-rise made of wood, in Portland's Pearl District

Horizon Project Milton-Freewater        

Umatilla County        

$200,000        

To preserve inclusive and affordable housing in Milton-Freewater for families, individuals and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Housing Authority of Washington County        

Hillsboro        

Washington County        

$250,000        

To provide capital support for a 120-unit affordable housing project in Hillsboro in which a significant percentage of residents are expected to be people of color

Our Coastal Village Foundation        

Yachats

Lincoln County

$250,000        

To provide capital support for Fisterra Gardens Townhomes, 21-units of affordable housing for people with low incomes living in Yachats

Polk Community Development        

Dallas        

Polk County        

$250,000        

To develop four units of alcohol/drug-free permanent supportive housing for veterans in recovery for substance abuse in Polk County

REACH Community Development        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$250,000        

To develop 198 units of new permanent, affordable rental housing in Portland's Kenton neighborhood, countering the historic displacement of Portland's African American community.

Goal 2: Support the housing stability + success of Oregonians living on low incomes 

Clackamas Women's Services        

Oregon City        

Clackamas County        

$125,000        

To support the Transitional Housing Program, serving LatinX women survivors of domestic violence and their families as they work to overcome homelessness and find safe stable housing in Clackamas County

Community Alliance of Tenants        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$150,000        

For operating support to strengthen programs for education and empowerment of tenants in Southern Oregon, the Willamette Valley and Portland’s Southwest Corridor

Community Partners for Affordable Housing        

Tigard        

Washington County        

$125,000        

To further develop and implement an eviction-prevention and housing-stabilization program in Washington County with guidance from a newly formed resident advisory committee

Hacienda Community Development Corporation        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$113,623        

To prevent displacement of homeowners in the Portland metropolitan area through expanded foreclosure prevention counseling and mediation

Mid-Columbia Housing Authority        

The Dalles        

Wasco County        

$75,000        

To launch a rental-deposit and credit-building loan program available for Housing Choice Voucher participants in the Columbia Gorge

Nancy Devereux Center        

Coos Bay        

Coos County        

$150,000        

To help people experiencing homelessness in Coos County find and retain permanent housing, increase income and improve health

Policy Consensus Initiative        

Portland

Multnomah County        

$136,263        

For a collaborative pilot project to help prevent displacement of low-income homeowners in the Johnson Creek Floodplain due to rising costs of flood insurance, and to educate residents in floodplain issues

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$150,000        

To create affordable homeownership in North and Northeast Portland for low-income African Americans and others, mitigating displacement and building wealth and stability

Rebuilding Together Washington County        

Beaverton        

Washington County        

$30,000        

For technology improvements and increased outreach to promote home repairs for low-income homeowners in Washington County

Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity        

Roseburg        

Douglas County        

$40,000        

For repairs and upgrades, including access ramps and ADA modifications, to help 30 low-income homeowners remain in their Douglas County homes

The Wallace Medical Concern        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$125,000        

For a collaborative model aimed at providing housing access and stability to East Portland residents who have significant mental health/substance-abuse issues and are homeless or at risk of losing their housing

Worksystems, Inc.        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$192,433        

For a collaborative effort to link employment and housing services for formerly homeless families in Portland, giving low-income residents community-based career coaching and support

Goal 3: Strengthen the housing sector by building capacity, diversity, equity and inclusion, and collaboration

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$103,500        

To connect regional American Indian tribal communities to resources for addressing housing insecurity among tribal homeowners and renters on tribal lands throughout Oregon

Albertina Kerr Centers
Portland
Multnomah County
$35,000
To help a collaborative group of service providers in Portland understand the group capacity of building and managing housing for low-income employees

Bridges to Change        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$93,960        

To build capacity for supportive housing that serves formerly incarcerated people in the Portland metropolitan area

Bridge Meadows        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$35,000        

To help staff and leadership incorporate equity and diversity practices, in partnership with Kinship House

Community Warehouse        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$77,750        

To increase agency collaboration and long-term housing retention for Portland metropolitan area clients by improving data collection and evaluation practices

Coos Bay Area Habitat for Humanity        

Coos Bay        

Coos County

$12,000        

For technical assistance to explore the feasibility of expanding Habitat for Humanity ReStore to better serve low-income households in Coos County

Housing Development Center        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$109,400        

For an asset management training program focused on supporting smaller, culturally specific and rural affordable housing organizations working to build statewide organizational capacity for effective portfolio oversight

Housing Oregon        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$125,000        

To support this Portland-based organization's efforts to strengthen relationships with its rural members and build those members' capacity to work with local jurisdictions throughout Oregon on rural affordable housing issues

Jessie F. Richardson Foundation        

Clackamas        

Clackamas County        

$120,000        

For a collaborative project developing a non-subsidized, replicable model of affordable housing with health-related and social services for rural older adults in the Columbia Gorge

Multifamily NW        

Tigard        

Washington County        

$140,000        

To improve access to affordable housing and train landlords to screen tenants in ways that are fair and effective


Neighborhood Partnerships        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$100,000        

To support partnerships with organizations representing adults with disabilities, encouraging the creation of innovative, statewide housing solutions

North End Senior Solutions        

Otis        

Lincoln County        

$16,150        

For a feasibility study and development audit of this Lincoln City agency offering supportive services to seniors

Northwest Coastal Housing        

Newport        

Lincoln County        

$25,000        

For technical assistance to ​​​​​​​deepen this Newport-based organization's project planning and financial projection skills

Northwest Pilot Project        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$120,000        

To expand housing case management for seniors with very low incomes in Multnomah County, with a focus on seniors of color

Proud Ground        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$125,000        

To create permanently affordable homes for low-income homebuyers in Portland and in rural Oregon communities

Sabin Community Development Corporation        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$100,000        

To support redevelopment of a 9-unit property in the Harvey Rice Heritage Center that will feature 22 units of affordable housing in inner Northeast Portland

University Park United Methodist Church        

Portland        

Multnomah County        

$11,750        

For tenant and community engagement by this faith-based organization planning to build affordable housing in North Portland, and for technical and equity training for its leaders

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services

Corvallis        

Benton County        

$100,000        

To support implementation of a merger between Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services and NEDCO in order to strengthen the housing sector in the mid-Willamette Valley

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