CPAH creates and maintains healthy, sustainable housing with services for diverse residents including families, seniors, and people with disabilities in Washington County and SW Portland.
Stable, affordable, and sustainable housing is a platform for opportunity and success in life and supports vibrant and healthy communities.
We support our residents by connecting them to each other, the neighborhood, and community resources, including schools, services, nature, and employment opportunities.
Our mission is achieved through collaboration with funders, jurisdictions, partners, and neighbors. Excellent organizational culture supports excellent work.
We serve diverse people and communities and deeply value equity as a guiding principle in our programs and policies.
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 27 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.
CPAH wants to be part of a world where all can participate and reach their full potential. We believe that race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or any other characteristic of this nature should not be something that can predict success or failure. We work to be part of the solution so that our community is known for its ability to address equity and inclusion.
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.