Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Inc. (CPAH)

Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Inc. (CPAH)
PO Box 23206 Tigard, OR 97281-3206
PHONE:
503.293.4038
FAX:
503.293.4039
www.cpahinc.org

Greenburg Oaks (84 units) – Multifamily
Metzger Park (32 units) – Multifamily
Village at Washington Square (26 units) – Multifamily
Oleson Woods (32 units) – Multifamily
The Watershed at Hillsdale (51 units) – Senior

RESIDENT SERVICES STAFF

Shannon Wilson, Resident Services Director
503.293.4038 / swilson@cpahinc.org

Maggee Bond, Youth Program Manager
503.293.4038 / mbond@cpahinc.org

SERVICES OFFERED

Service Coordination – Service coordination is done in partnership with Community Action which places case managers at CPAH sites to be available to meet with residents in crisis or needing connections to resources that improve their housing stability.   CPAH resident services staff produce and distribute a monthly calendar with information on upcoming programs and resources that are available onsite as well as in the larger community.  CPAH also works with Community Action to encourage residents to participate in tenant education classes offered by Community Action.  Staff from Community Action and other partnering organizations meet monthly with resident services, asset management, and property management staff to provide updates and address individual resident issues.  At its senior property in SW Portland, CPAH works with NW Pilot Project in a similar capacity.

Conflict Resolution/Eviction Prevention – Conflict resolution and eviction prevention services are tied into service coordination done by onsite Community Action case managers, NW Pilot Project staff and monthly Resident Services Committee meetings.  Property managers supply case managers, resident services and asset management with information of resident notices for late payment of rent or disturbance each month so the group can effectively work with residents to mitigate these challenges.

Community Building – Resident services staff coordinate community building activities at each site.  These typically include:  National Night Out celebrations, community potlucks, holiday parties and ‘stores’ to distribute holiday gifts for resident youth, community safety meetings, talent shows, and annual meetings to celebrate improvements made in past year and work toward further improvements.  Staff also works with a variety of partners to provide low-cost cooking classes, writing workshops, transportation for shopping trips and to nearby senior center, as well as other events to bring residents together and foster positive relationships.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

-       After School Program: operates 4 afternoons a week for elementary and middle school aged children. Includes homework tutoring, healthy snack, crafts, and recreational activities along with monthly cultural field trips.
-       Summer Youth Program: operates 4 days a week during the summer months for elementary and middle school aged children.  Provides breakfast and lunch, activities, crafts and field trips related to a weekly theme.  Finishes with backpack and school supply distribution for all school-aged kids (grades K-12).
-       Dollars for Dreams Program:  Youth IDA (Individual Development Account) Program for middle and high school youth that includes financial education classes,  matched savings accounts, small business activities, and career exploration field trips.
-       Community Gardens: onsite at two properties for residents to grow and harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs.
-       Computer/Internet Access: onsite at all properties and available for job search, email correspondence, and homework.
-       Food Security:  in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, resident volunteers facilitate monthly food deliveries at three sites.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

-       Provided Summer and After School Programs for youth for over a decade
-       Distributed over 1,000 backpacks and school supplies to resident youth over past 8 years
-       Have successfully partnered with Community Action for over a decade and with the HopeSpring Program of Lutheran Community Services NW for nearly a decade to house formerly homeless individuals and families, provide housing stabilization resources and case management for CPAH residents.

Awards:

-       United Way’s Community Partner of the Year Award, 2005
-       Financial Beginnings Community Commitment Award, 200
-       Washington County Vision Action Network Cameron Award for Outstanding Community Collaboration, 2009

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

-       Community Action  http://www.communityaction4u.org/
-       LifeWorks NW   www.lifeworksnw.org
-       HopeSpring Program of Lutheran Community Services NW   http://www.lcsnw.org/washcounty/hopespring.html
-       Washington County Office of Community Development  http://www.co.washington.or.us/CommunityDevelopment/
-       Washington County Housing Services  http://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/
-       Oregon Food Bank   http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/
-       LukeDorf   http://www.luke-dorf.org/
-       Neighborhood House   http://www.nhweb.org/
-       Write Around Portland   http://www.writearound.org/
-       Beaverton School District   http://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/home/
-       Tigard/Tualatin School District   http://www.ttsd.k12.or.us/
-       Washington County Commission on Children and Families
http://www.co.washington.or.us/hhs/ccf/
-       Good Neighbor Center  http://www.goodneighborcenter.org/
-       NW Pilot Project    http://www.nwpilotproject.org/
-       Veterans Administration  http://www.visn20.med.va.gov/portland/
-       Tualatin Riverkeepers   http://www.tualatinriverkeepers.org/
-       OSU Extension Services   http://extension.oregonstate.edu/