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Legislative Proposals in Salem to Support

Increase our supply of safe, stable, and affordable housing

Oregon Affordable Housing Tax Credit: increase cap to $25 million

(HB 2852A)

The Oregon Affordable Housing Tax Credit helps fund development and preservation of affordable housing. The credit expires in 2020. The Legislature should renew the credit, and increase the cap to $25 million (currently $17 million) to develop and preserve more homes for people with low incomes. Learn more.

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Look What You Did

2016 was a big year at REACH and we couldn’t have done it without our partners, supporters and volunteers. Together, we built more affordable homes and served more people. Watch our Impact Report and learn more about the achievements we accomplished together in 2016 and where we’re headed in 2017.

You are Making Home a Reality

REACH believes that Home is the foundation of a strong community. Everything we do is centered around building people up so our community can flourish.

Your gift supports programs and services that build community and give people the tools and resources they need to succeed. Programs like our Community Builders Program help senior and disabled homeowners remain safe in their homes. Your contribution makes these opportunities possible.


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How DO federal tax credits produce affordable housing?

Tax Credit InfographicAffordable housing costs the same as market-rate housing to build, so to keep rents low nonprofit developers have to find ways to lower costs to pass on the savings to our residents.

To keep rents affordable, developers compete for subsidy funds in the form of tax credits.

And that’s when things get really complicated.

To better understand how this complex process works, we developed a handy infographic to help us navigate this windy road.

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Advocating for REACH’s Values

The Oregon legislature will be considering many bills that would increase access to stable and affordable housing.  REACH is working as part of the Oregon Housing Alliance and the Oregon Opportunity Network to advocate for these initiatives.  REACH is making two trips (March 22nd and May 18th) to Salem to advocate to state legislators with the Housing Alliance.  If you are interested in going to Salem as part of a REACH advocacy team, please let… Read More »

Celebrating Residents’ Hard Work

Recently, REACH recognized residents who completed our adult programs and celebrated their accomplishments over the past year. The programs available at REACH are about learning and achieving goals like strengthening personal and community leadership skills, preparing for employment, increasing financial health, and saving to attain long-term assets like a college degree, small business, or home. It was a great opportunity for residents to share what they had… Read More »

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