At Portland Housing Center, we believe that affordable homeownership gives everyone the opportunity to discover their potential, to build wealth and to create legacies of homeownership for the next generations.
What we believe
We believe in empowering people to live their best lives. We believe that people flourish socially, economically and holistically when they have a nurturing, safe and stable place to call home. Having a home gives each of us the foundation to fulfill our human potential. Owning the place that we call home increases our ability to do so. Affordable homeownership gives everyone the opportunity to discover their potential, to build wealth and to create legacies of homeownership for the next generations. That is why we believe that homeownership is the right to pursue a full life.
Commitment to Equity
The Racial Equity Lens guides the organization’s racial equity agenda. The Racial Equity Lens is the heartbeat of our racial equity work at Portland Housing Center. The Racial Equity Lens establishes priorities, timelines, accountability, and performance measures. The Portland Housing Center has five goals to guide its racial equity work. These goals support the ongoing internal transformational change to ensure a continued high level of service to the community and staff of the Portland Housing Center.
Creating, supporting and developing a culture that values and advances racial equity.
Customers and partners viewing Portland Housing Center as an effective and inclusive organization that engages all communities.
Workforce and hiring practices that reflect the diversity of community across the breadth and depth of the organization.
Investment in contracting and procurement that benefit the diversity of the community.
Providing programs and services that are responsive and reflective of community needs.
Home Ownership Affordability
The maps below show the percent of income spent on housing for a household earning the region’s median family income for a family of four in the given year.