Housing Opportunities portfolio

Grants awarded: 32

Total awarded: $5,803,449

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

APANO Communities United Fund 

Multnomah County

$250,000

For capital support to leverage development of Orchards of 82nd, with 48 units of affordable housing and ground floor community and office space in East Portland's Jade District, a predominantly Asian community experiencing gentrification

BRIDGE Housing Corporation 

$250,000

To support the construction of 61 units of affordable housing for low-income and people of color in North Portland

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare 

Multnomah County

$300,000

To fund the rehabilitation and preservation of Cascadia's Clinton Ridge Apartments, which provides 28 units of affordable housing to East Multnomah County residents with mental health conditions

Do Good Multnomah 

Multnomah County

$300,000

To support capital construction of 38 units of affordable housing in Southeast Portland for homeless veterans

Harney County Senior and Community Services Center 

Harney County

$300,000

To help fund 20 units of affordable housing in rural Harney County, including five units for people with severe and persistent mental illness

Human Solutions 

Multnomah County

$300,000

To help support Gateway Regional Center project, which will provide ground level retail and 75 affordable housing units for low-income people in Portland's Gateway neighborhood

Sponsors 

Lane County

$200,000

To build five tiny home duplexes for people with criminal histories in Lane County

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County 

Lane County

$300,000

To help repair or replace aging homes in Lane County's Saginaw Mobile Home Park

The Housing Authority of Douglas County, Oregon 

Douglas County

$250,000

For a grant to rehabilitate and transform commercial office space into four accessible and affordable housing units in Douglas County

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

Craft3 

Clatsop County

$250,000

To help fund a pilot model collaboration with the Energy Trust of Oregon that will replace aging and unsafe manufactured homes with healthy, energy-efficient ones so that low-and moderate-income homeowners will have long-term housing stability

Farmworker Housing Development Corporation

Marion County

$174,939

For capacity building support to develop Promotores, a housing leadership development and wrap-around service program that supports and trains residents to become community advocates in the North Willamette Valley

Habitat for Humanity of La Pine Sunriver 

Deschutes County

$70,000

To expand a critical home repair program for low-income homeowners, particularly seniors, people of color and veterans in La Pine and southern Deschutes County

Oregon Energy Fund 

Washington County

$207,000

To support a collaborative pilot project with Meals on Wheels People that will allow Portland seniors a “Senior Discount” on their utility bills

Janus Youth Programs 

Multnomah County

$124,636

For wrap-around services that help youth moving from homelessness to independent living to achieve housing stability in the Portland Metro area, where rents have risen 20 times faster than the median income since 2015

JOIN 

Multnomah County

$92,444

For capacity building support to expand programing for this organization that fosters long-term housing stability in Portland

Northwest Housing Alternatives 

Clackamas County

$100,000

For support of wrap-around services and community-building programs meant to increase housing stability for seniors around the state

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives 

Multnomah County

$225,000

For operating support for this organization that provides homeownership education and counseling programs to serve communities of color in North and Northeast Portland

Portland Housing Center 

Multnomah County

$90,820

To increase homeownership among Latinx communities using relationship-based, culturally specific approaches that educate homebuyers on finance and lending in Washington County

Family Promise of the Mid-Willamette Valley 

Polk County

$70,000

For capacity building support to hire a financial counselor to assist families with low-incomes who are seeking housing in order to end or prevent homelessness in Salem

Sponsors 

Lane County

$250,000

To support a collaborative effort to reduce recidivism by increasing Permanent Supportive Housing options for individuals exiting incarceration in Lane County

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

ACCESS 

Jackson County

$125,250

For community outreach and the expansion of regional housing support services for this agency working to break the cycle of poverty in Jackson County

Bienestar 

Washington County

$183,000

To help the nonprofit preserve and expand the number of quality, affordable housing units for Latinx farmworkers, seniors and low-income families in Washington County

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council 

Deschutes County

$184,815

For a collaborative grant to advance the Housing for All regional housing consortium, specifically through capacity support and developing a low-income housing campaign in the Central Oregon region

Coalition of Communities of Color 

Multnomah County

$185,000

For convening and supporting a statewide network of housing advocates of color and culturally specific organizations active in housing issues, centering the voices of those most impacted in rural and urban communities

CASA of Oregon 

Washington County

$150,000

For a collaborative project that aims to replace the damaged, aging homes of low-income families and to document the project so it can be replicated

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Multnomah County

$184,824

For development of a statewide public policy advocacy program to end housing discrimination and to establish regional representation and education and outreach programs in rural Oregon

Green Lents 

Multnomah County

$60,000

To help fund Green Lents' capacity to Lents remain a livable, affordable neighborhood in East Portland

Habitat for Humanity of Oregon

Multnomah County

$125,000

For capacity building support to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within rural Oregon Habitat for Humanity affiliate organizations and expand production of affordable home development and vital home repairs

NEDCO

Lane County 

$150,000

To advance manufactured housing efforts through education and counseling and to further bring homeownership within the reach of more low-income households in the Willamette Valley

NEON 

Union County

$135,000

To help fund the Housing Matters Collaborative, which is focused on bringing more affordable housing to low-income and vulnerable families and individuals in rural Union County

REACH Community Development 

Multnomah County

$72,000

To help integrate diversity, equity and inclusion programming across the entirety of this community development organization active in the Portland area

ROSE Community Development Corporation 

Multnomah County

$143,721

To help this Multnomah County housing provider oversee its growing rental housing portfolio and support an organization-wide strategic plan

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