New Year, New Message From Rachael Duke

Dear Community Partners:

Greetings and welcome to 2024.   Every year I look forward to January and the knowledge that daylight is increasing a little bit with each new morning.

I know that affordable housing is on the minds of so many of us, as well as our friends and neighbors now.    I believe that over the next 12 months, our community will continue to find ways to promote new housing and resources for those who are not stably housed or are without housing at all.  We must.   We are lucky to live in a place that values solutions and that is willing to support the work that community-based organizations do to address housing inequities.

I have been reminding CPAH staff that as this year begins, we need to pace ourselves; this is going to be an eventful year and definitely a busy year for CPAH.  In 2024 we will

  • begin to lease apartments at Plambeck Gardens in Tualatin and start construction at Woodland Hearth in Tigard,
  • move our exciting pipeline projects forward in Beaverton and Portland,
  • remain dedicated to resident services in CPAH properties and refine them to reflect this new post-pandemic time,
  • maintain permanent supportive housing at The Joyce and Heartwood Commons,
  • provide supportive housing services in Washington County,
  • act as a leader in the community to promote affordable housing and supportive housing services.

During 2024, CPAH will also focus on our internal systems, ensuring that we are operating as efficiently as possible.  Like many other organizations, we have experienced tremendous growth and find that the processes of a small agency need to be updated as we get larger. That might not be as exciting to announce as leasing up apartments, but it is an important part of the way we remain an excellent organization doing excellent work.  And I am looking forward to it.

I am happy to announce that CPAH will be hosting a housing forum on the evening of March 11 to talk about the past, present, and future of affordable housing.  I hope you can join us.   We will be sending out details of the event shortly.

Thank you for all your support.


Warmly –

Rachael Duke, Executive Director