Community Partners for Affordable Housing advances equitable communities and housing justice through developing sustainable and long-lasting housing, providing our residents with services for stabilization and growth, and connecting people who are unhoused with a place to call home.
We are a culturally affirming and responsive organization. We prioritize communities that have been historically and are currently underserved so that our housing, services, and workplace meet the needs of diverse individuals and cultures.
We build housing for people, provide trauma-informed services and building design, and prioritize lived experience.
Housing is integral to healthy communities and is a platform for individual and family success.
We partner with community-based organizations, with funders and local governments, and especially with the people we serve who are central to the work we do.
We advocate for housing justice in the communities we serve.
CPAH protects and preserves the environment at every opportunity in our current and future buildings, services, and work spaces.
Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) is dedicated to building quality affordable housing opportunities with services and programs in Washington County and SW Portland. We have been part of the local response to this growing need for 30 years. CPAH began as a small grass roots organization at St. Anthony’s Church in Tigard, and has since expanded its reach to grow our impact. We now serve all of Washington County from Hillsboro to Beaverton, as well as SW Portland. CPAH’s specialty is that we are committed to this place in particular. Our home is here, and we want everyone to be housed with access to life affirming services so that we all thrive together.
Community Partners for Affordable Housing is dedicated to building the way home to a more equitable and anti-racist community.
Housing is a human right and is essential for our communities to be strong, healthy, and vibrant. Access to quality housing should never be determined by a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, or any other characteristic based on identity. Community Partners for Affordable Housing endeavors to create an equitable world by building quality housing and providing access to that housing; housing which serves as a platform for choice, strength, and stability, and is available to our residents for as long as they need it.
Yet building is not enough. We recognize the impacts of systemic racism, trauma, and poverty. We are committed to creating opportunities for our residents to succeed in life while holding hope for a better world by providing stable housing, as well as economic and educational opportunities. CPAH is also dedicated to creating healthy living environments to support and further environmental justice. We commit to listening to our residents; each individual is their own best expert in their life, and the most qualified to determine what they need.
Together, as partners, we can co-create a world where everyone thrives.
A stable home creates a foundation for life.
When I was 24, I started doing HIV prevention work. I learned right away that if someone didn’t have a place to live, everything else was practically impossible. Housing is a platform– for health, for learning, for family, for connectedness. Somewhere out there are our next true leaders and guides – the next Maya Angelou, the next Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the next Martin Luther King, the next Albert Einstein. Maybe they are in CPAH housing? I want them to have everything they need.