Multi-family Affordable Housing
Clara Vista Rebuild Hacienda CDC’s oldest and first property Villa de Clara Vista is military housing from the sixties. 108 units out of 177 remain with the property after years of redevelopment. A complete teardown of the remaining units is planned over three phases. The rebuild will add units, open the site for more play areas and add a needed community room. This first phase will include a 50 unit 4 story building increasing family and smaller household availability. Hacienda is currently working to secure funding and has conducted community workshops residents to look at design for livability. This Living Cully Signature Project will provide opportunities for jobs and job training in the neighborhood, opportunities to contract minority and women owned businesses, energy efficient buildings and stormwater management, decrease displacement in the neighborhood by providing additional affordable housing units, and provide opportunity to build community capacity and engagement. This project is slated to begin in 2017.
Helensview Project In 2015, Habitat for Humanity begins construction at Helensview, a 21-home site at NE 64th Ave. & Killingsworth Ct. Helensview will offer families and their children an affordable housing opportunity in Cully, Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization focus neighborhood. Helensview was originally the site of a 40-home project by former nonprofit HOST. When the recession hit, HOST was unable to complete their work, and half the lot sat empty. Habitat stepped in and purchased the remaining land with the intention of completing the rest of the 20 homes for hardworking, low-income families in the Portland area.Habitat’s efforts in the Cully neighborhood will provide an opportunity for residents most likely to be displaced by to stay in their neighborhood. We have been working with neighborhood organizations to encourage renters to consider applying for the Homeownership Program, utilizing this great opportunity to move residents up the housing continuum towards homeownership. Habitat also hires Cully-based tradesmen and businesses during the construction process whenever possible. Helensview is a Living Cully Signature Project on schedule to be completed in the summer of 2016.
Homeowership Support Programs
Hacienda CDC’s Homeownership Support Program is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. They provide group education and one-on-one counseling to first-time homebuyers and homeowners at risk of foreclosure. The services are free of charge and available to all Oregon residents. Since 2006, the program has formed a central piece of Hacienda’s strategy to help Oregonians build and protect their assets. Hacienda CDC is a national affiliate and active member of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Homeownerhsip Network, the largest family of community-based organizations working together to empower Latino asset-building through homeownership. By assisting households in reaching their goals, Hacienda helps build the financial stability that contributes to una comunidad viva!
NAYA family center’s Homeownership Program provides culturally specific homeownership coaching, education, and programming that will help you plan to buy, and plan to keep, your home. The program works to increase homeownership opportunities for Portland’s Urban Native Community and close the Native homeownership gap. All of our services are free and we are an equal housing opportunity provider. The NAYA Family Center is a HUD-approved counseling agency. The Homeownership Program offers an orientation to learn about all of the available services.