Community Vision works to connect people with affordable housing options and provide the education and resources to sustainably maintain independence.
Housing Access Program
Community Vision believes that everyone has the right to live in an affordable home of their choice. Since 1989, Community Vision has been responding to affordable housing needs by supporting over 150 families and individuals to purchase homes through downpayment assistance, credit establishment, financial management, and lender connections. With the rapid rise of house purchasing costs, Community Vision is shifting its focus from homeownership to affordable rental options.Learn more about the Housing Access Program
Community Vision’s Next Steps
Recent gifts from Chase Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., The Kuni Foundation, and Meyer Memorial Trust have given Community Vision the power to move forward with new housing initiatives. To build solidarity and increase our ability, Community Vision has also secured partnerships with eight organizations to develop more affordable and accessible rental units. These organizations are:
- ROSE CDC
- REACH CDC
- Hacienda CDC
- Sabin CDC
- Innovative Housing
- Belong Community
- Northwest Housing Alternatives
- Back Home
Together, we are working toward providing people with disabilities more opportunities for accessible and affordable housing. Simultaneously, these initiatives work to encourage housing developers to create more accessible units by incorporating elements of Universal Design and by working in ways which foster inclusive communities.
These initiatives include our new rental assistance program, capacity building for accessible housing development, individualized advocacy to make sure renters with disabilities are empowered to make the best decisions for what they want and need, cooperative work with the Oregon Housing Alliance, capital planning beyond just financial planning, and further supportive work to enable people with disabilities to have the stability that livable and affordable housing provides.