ACE is a non-profit housing developer that is focused on providing
a supportive living environment for residents through environmentally
Alliance for Homeownership
AAAH provides mortgage delinquency, foreclosure prevention/loss mitigation and default resolution counseling
as well as home buying education and coaching. Home buyer counseling includes free pre-purchase counseling. Counseling by appointment only.
disAbility Resources of Southwest
Washington is a Center for Independent Living, an organization run by
persons with disabilities, promoting the civil rights of persons with
disabilities. Through a combination of individualized services, resource
referral and advocacy efforts, disAbility Resources assists people to
maximize independence and integration into all aspects of life.
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
Offers legal clinics, classes, referrals and some direct
representation. Advice is regularly available in several areas including
landlord/tenant and collections.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is a Christian organization and welcomes volunteers from all faiths who are committed to Habitat's goal of eliminating poverty Housing. Homes are sold with no profit made. Homeowners contribute "Sweat Equity" and house payments are recycled to build additional homes.
Hacienda Community Development
Hacienda is a HUD-certified counseling agency offering home buying
and foreclosure prevention counseling. Hacienda offers Individual Development Accounts, savings accounts with a 3 to 1 match for those saving for a home.
Hacienda also provides coaching on financial literacy and budgeting and
Housing Authority of Portland
The Housing Authority of Portland oversees 6,200 housing units,
which vary in size, design and location to meet the different needs of
our residents. The Housing Authority also offers the HUD-funded Section
8 rent assistance and administers approximately 8,000 vouchers in this
Search this site to find rental housing throughout the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.
Making Home Affordable
The Making Home Affordable plan is designed to help homeowners reduce their monthly mortgage payments to more affordable levels. Go here to see if you are eligible for a loan modification and learn more about federal efforts to stabilize the housing market.
Native American Youth and Family Center
The Native American Youth and Family
Center in Portland, Oregon works to enrich the lives of our Native youth
and families through education, community involvement, and culturally
Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington
The Nonprofit Network promotes awareness of and organizational development for Southwest Washington nonprofits.
Northwest Justice Project
The Northwest Justice Project is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that provides free civil legal assistance and representation to low-income people and communities throughout Washington.
Door Counseling Center
Open Door Counseling Center is a HUD-certified agency providing a
mortgage foreclosure prevention program, pre-purchase home
ownership counseling and workshops, and reverse mortgage counseling.
The Salvation Army is a religious and social service organization that
provides peer counseling, hosts job training efforts,
disaster relief efforts, offers emergency shelter, provides
rent/mortgage and prescription assistance, maintains emergency food
boxes and provides transportation aid.
Formerly YW Housing, Second Step Housing fosters self-sufficiency for
at-risk women and families through affordable housing linked with
The mission of Share is to lead the hungry and homeless to
self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education and
compassion through the strength of our community.
Shared Housing is a matching and referral service bringing together
those who need affordable housing with people who have homes and want
help with rent, household chores or personal care.
The United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
The United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is a local, nonprofit
organization that works to advance the common good by focusing on the
basic things we all need for a good life: education, income, and
health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent
problems from happening in the first place. United Way has been helping
people in the four-county metro area since 1920.
USDA Rural Development
Provides home purchase financing up to 100% for qualifying borrowers and properties.
The Vancouver Housing Authority provides affordable rental housing and
housing assistance for more than 12,000 residents of Clark County,
Washington State Housing Finance Commission
Detailed information about statewide loan programs and down-payment assistance programs, including House Key (the WA state bond), and HomeChoice (down-payment assistance for households that include a person with a disability).
211 info is an easy-to-remember telephone number that helps connect people in
need with the community resources available to help meet those needs.
The 211info website offers an on-line searchable database of community
resources available in the Portland/Vancouver Metro Region.