Letter From Dan And Brett

A place to call home... that's what the work of REACH is all about.

2014 saw another year of growth at REACH, however, the affordable housing gap still remains. Low-income families faced untenable choices because of the lack of affordable housing in our region. Unprecedented population growth continued to place upward pressure on the cost of housing. And funding did not grow to meet the needs.

However, there is hope. Our vision of creating safe and stable homes moved us forward. With your support, REACH was able to create home for more than 2,500 individuals and families. The numbers in this report show the scale and impact of our work. They also represent the need. And the stories of transformation that we feature here are representative of the experience that hundreds of people have while living at REACH. This is the impact of having a place to call home.

Thank you for your enduring commitment to our mission of creating healthy homes and communities. We share these achievements with you and look forward to another transformative year.

Dan Valliere
Chief Executive Officer

Brett Sheehan
President of the Board

Building Home

In 2014, REACH brought more affordable homes to our community. We provided 1,892 homes to our regions' families, while adding more developments to our pipeline. We broke ground on two significant projects, Gilman Court and Orchards at Orenco Phase I. Gilman Court will bring 60 new homes to seniors in Portland's Gateway neighborhood. Orchards at Orenco will bring 57 new homes to working people in Hillsboro's Orenco neighborhood. It will also be the largest multi-family Passive House building in North America, reducing utility costs for residents by up to 90%.

We acquired Towne Square Apartments and started renovations, preserving these homes for low-income families in Washougal, Washington. Finally, we began the acquisition process of the Allen Fremont Plaza Apartments located in the heart of Portland's Boise neighborhood, preserving 64 homes for very low-income seniors.

44% of REACH residents earned less than 30% of median family income (approximately $24,250 for a family of four living in the Portland metropolitan region)

$15K was the average household income of REACH residents in Oregon and Washington

40,000 homes is the current projected shortage of affordable homes needed in Portland metropolitan region

Yolanda Clay

Gray's Landing resident

"REACH gave me a home and a family where I can blossom into the person I want to be," says Yolanda Clay, Gray's Landing resident. When you meet Yolanda, you can't help but notice her radiant smile. When she moved into Gray's Landing, she immediately began building her new community by joining our STARTS leadership development program. Yolanda has set her sights on re-entering graduate school in 2016, specializing in child welfare. And she's using the savings she's earned through her REACH Individual Development Account to help. "REACH supplied the foundation. My neighbors gave me safety. People who knew me and cared about me."

Creating Home

Our work goes beyond the "bricks and mortar," helping our residents build a home and provide opportunity for economic stability. Ninety seven residents graduated from one of our economic empowerment programs, achieving significant financial and life goals. We tackled health issues head on by joining the Housing With Services collaborative and provided enhanced health and wellness services directly to residents in three of our downtown Portland buildings. We helped build a sense of place by hosting holiday parties, bbq's, workshops, and sponsoring a team to attend the NeighborWorks® Community Leadership Institute.

2,058 residents participated in classes, services or community events

54% of renting families in Multnomah County are "cost burdened" meaning they pay more than 30% of their income on rent

38% of REACH residents are over the age of 55

Tom Hoang

Scattered Sites Resident

I often hear my parent say, 'It's beyond our wildest imagination to live in such a wonderful, convenient and affordable REACH unit.' Tom is an amazing young man whose family calls REACH home. As a result of his hard work and dedication Tom is now completing his first year at Reed College. Tom participated in REACH's Youth$ave and other financial education programs, saving money for college through our Matched Savings Program. "It's meant having comfort knowing that I have a place to return to every day. It's meant having to spend less time commuting and more time working. It's meant having a home, a place where [we] can gather together and be a family."

Making Home Safe

Many of the people REACH works with want to stay in their home. And we've been helping them do so since 1996. 2014 saw our Community Builders Program remain focused on its mission of completing free safety and accessibility repairs for seniors, disabled homeowners and working families living on limited incomes. We expanded equitable access to our services by translating materials for non-English speakers and established relationships to provide interpretation services. We contributed to the local economy by adding new minority and women owned contractors to our pool of sub-contractors. Finally, we completed a home repair contract in Washington and aided senior and disabled homeowners in Washougal to stay safe in their homes.

22% of the total population of the City of Portland are over the age of 55

222 households received 1,743 free home repairs from REACH in 2014

420 volunteers contributed 4,672 hours to REACH's mission

Awards

6th Year

Rated for the sixth consecutive year as one of Oregon's 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For by OregonBusiness magazine

Top 100

Rated Top 100 Green Best Places in Oregon by OregonBusiness magazine

Susie Cunningham

REACH Donor & Volunteer

Susie has been involved with REACH for nearly 15 years, giving the gift of her time and money to support our work. The issues surrounding not having a home resonates with Susie on a very personal level, having a family member who has experienced long-term homelessness. "As we have all learned over the past few years, homelessness happens, and for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, REACH has been there to help. The reason I support programs like Youth$ave and Community Builders is because I have seen firsthand the positive difference they have made in the lives of many, many people.... A lot of people are truly grateful that REACH is here. It's not just an investment in REACH. It truly is an investment in our own future, our children's future, our community's future. I believe this is one of the most impactful contributions any of us can make."

In Gratitude

To our donors who support people living in REACH housing through their gifts and help our residents build more prosperous lives. The generosity of our donors reinforces the power our work has on the entire community. Thank you.

To our Board of Directors who bring REACH expertise in the housing sector, the communities we serve and in other areas like healthcare and education. This hard working group of dedicated volunteers give of their time, talent and treasures to oversee the health and stability of REACH. Thank you.

    Building Hope ($1,000+ for 5 years)

  • Brian and Jennifer Bieler
  • Judy Bridges
  • Dan and Sandra Cooper
  • John Cunningham
  • Susan (Susie) Cunningham
  • Sebastian and Erika Degens
  • Joan Cook and Jean DeMaster
  • Jim Kennett and Britta Diettrich
  • LMC, Inc.
  • Tim and Kathryn Mahaffy
  • Michael Steffen
  • Monika Elgert and Brian Sweeney
  • Ruth Ann and Ernie Tsukuda
  • Daniel G. and Joanna Valliere
  • Creating Hope

  • Walsh Construction Co.
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Camas-Washougal Community Chest
  • Cardinal Health Foundation
  • Combined Federal Campaign
  • Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
  • Firstenburg Foundation
  • Home Forward
  • Jackson Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • King Charitable Foundation
  • Leupold & Stevens Foundation
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Northwest Health Foundation
  • OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation
  • R. H. Parker/United Foundation
  • Robert Brady Charitable Trust
  • TriMet

    Tower Society ($3,500+)

  • Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Global Commercial Banking
  • Bank of the West
  • Boeing -Employees Community Fund
  • Concepts in Community Living
  • Skip Grodahl
  • Holland Partner Group
  • HSBC Bank USA
  • LMC, Inc.
  • Leeanne Maccoll
  • Mike McMenamin
  • McMenamins
  • Erika & Rick Miller
  • Nike Corporation
  • R&H/Colas Construction, LLC
  • US Bank Commercial Real Estate Office
  • US Bank Community Development
  • Walsh Construction Co.
  • Pillar Society ($1,000 - $3,499)

  • Brian and Jennifer Bieler
  • Judy Bridges
  • Marianne Burkholder
  • Brian Carleton
  • Mike Cline
  • Topaz Faulkner and Larry Conrad
  • Dan and Sandra Cooper
  • John Cunningham
  • Susan Cunningham
  • Sebastian Debrun
  • Sebastian and Erika Degens
  • Joan Cook and Jean DeMaster
  • Jim Kennett and Britta Diettrich
  • Chris Duffin
  • Enterprise Community Investment
  • Environments
  • Robert Forster
  • Fred Meyer, Inc.
  • Ellen Recko and Michael Goldsmith
  • Molly Rogers and Chris Hagerman
  • Linda Hughes
  • Kay Alys Hutchinson
  • Leslie and Don Jones
  • Kantor Taylor Nelson Evatt & Decina PC
  • Wayne and Joan Kingsley
  • Chester E. Klock
  • Jeanne Le Jeune
  • Matthew Leeding
  • M.A. Leonard
  • Judith K. Litt
  • Freddy and Roger Lunt
  • Macy's Inc. Community Giving
  • Tim and Kathryn Mahaffy
  • Steve Janik and Sheryl Manning
  • Georgia Marshall
  • Patti Moller
  • Linda Neale
  • NOAH
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union
  • Teresa Pauletto
  • Princeton Property Management
  • Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.
  • Laura Recko
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
  • Cecil Reniche-Smith and Greg Smith
  • Michael Steffen
  • Monika Elgert and Brian Sweeney
  • Ruth Ann and Ernie Tsukuda
  • Daniel G. and Joanna Valliere
  • Windermere Foundation
  • Jeff Wolfstone
  • Terrace Club ($500 - $999)

  • Deborah and Michael Aiona
  • Kerry and Mia Barnett
  • Nancy Bond
  • Hermann Colas
  • Dan Cooper
  • Dame Consulting, Inc
  • Mary Dorman and Scott Downing
  • Justin Fallon Dollard and Ann Marie Fallon
  • Philip Friesen
  • Marc Smiley and Amy Gredler
  • Andrew and Gail Hahs
  • Diana Harrison
  • Roger Hinshaw
  • Housing Development Center
  • Martin J. Houston
  • Judy Ilg
  • Deena and Neil Jensen
  • Steven Dotterrer and Kevin Kraus
  • Bhavna Kumar
  • Lane Powell
  • Steve J. March
  • Kristan and Scott Mitchell
  • Racine Property Services
  • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich
  • Sue Rubin
  • Steve and Wendy Rudman
  • Betsy Ferguson and John Ryan
  • Lauren and Gregory Schmidt
  • Catherine Shaw
  • Dennis and Julie Sheehan
  • Russell E. Sloop
  • Dwight and Brandi Stewart-Wood
  • Margaret and Bill Van Vliet
  • Harold Weber
  • David and Linette Weislogel
  • Winco Food Portland Open
  • Kevin Wingate-Pearse
  • Jessica and Luke Woodruff
  • Lynn Youngbar
  • Cornerstone Club ($250 - $499)

  • Estee Segal and Gabe Adoff
  • Michael C. Alexander
  • Fran and Ted Ames
  • Kyle Anderson
  • Laura Atkinson
  • Karen Beechler
  • Brandi D. Bernhardt
  • April Bertelsen
  • Robert J. Bolkovatz
  • Bernie Bottomly
  • Michelle Haynes and Russell Boyles
  • Nancy and Paul Bragdon
  • Peter Bruns
  • Denise Cecchetti
  • Cedar Sinai Park
  • Nancy Chapman
  • Loren Clark
  • Deb Constans
  • Paul Cummings
  • Michael DeWolf
  • Ryan Duffin
  • Patricia Eichar
  • David and Nancy Elston
  • Laura Etherton
  • Judith Arielle Fiestal
  • Michael Parkhurst and Nicole Floyd
  • Diane Goodwin
  • Tanya and Kevin Gray
  • Gretta Grimala
  • Lucy Corbett and Greg Guffanti
  • Carl Hallsthammar
  • Matt and Melissa Harrington
  • Joni and Ronald Hartmann
  • David Humber
  • Yvonne Inserra
  • KDoubleup, LLC
  • Bill Kowalczyk
  • Cynthia and Don Lara
  • Tawnya LaRoy
  • Lane B. Lehrke
  • Jim and Mary Kay Lodwick
  • John R. and Gwen M. Luhta
  • Laurel Lyon and Phil Barney
  • Rebbecca Maese
  • Christine Nacheff Maneker
  • Brandon and Kelly Manning
  • Diane and Mike McKeel
  • Deborah and Erich Meihoff
  • John Morse
  • Patricia R. Murphy
  • Jay S. Nees
  • Brooks Nelson
  • The Nielson Group LLC
  • Linda and Gary Nishioka
  • Monty Orlando
  • Tess Jordan and Arthur W. Pearce
  • Ginger Reece
  • Maija Mercer and Sean Rogers
  • David and Kate Sacamano
  • Evelyn and Sharif Sahli
  • David and Jane Schue
  • Brett Sheehan
  • Martin and Judi Soloway
  • Whit Spencer
  • Robert and Adrienne Stacey
  • Read and Loralee Stapleton
  • Richard E. Stephenson
  • Watt Taylor
  • Marc Tedesco
  • Cari Threadgill
  • Bruce and Patrice Wade
  • Louise Tippens and Pete West
  • Missy and Ken Wryn
  • Bricks and Mortar (up to $249)

  • Betsy Ames
  • Roberta Ando
  • Darren Anstine
  • Arlene Arnold
  • Deborah Arnold
  • Barbara Arzt
  • Jean Ohman Back
  • Suzanne Bader
  • Suzan Baker
  • Joyce K. Baldwin
  • Bank of the West Employee Match Program
  • Barker Architecture
  • Bennett Barnwell
  • Kimberly Bation
  • Trina Beaumont
  • Phyllis Becker
  • Desi Bellamy
  • Michelle Bilderback
  • Jeff and Melanie Bissonnette
  • Robin Boyce and Richard Bixby
  • Steve Bjorkland
  • Marilyn and Curt Boardman
  • Alain Bohbot
  • Michael Bonn
  • Christina Botterill
  • Joseph D. Bowles
  • William Brault
  • Bentley Braymen
  • Cathey and Thomas Briggs
  • Kari Briggs and David Wolski
  • Dana Brown
  • Kathleen Brown
  • John Buehler
  • Kathleen Buono
  • Burgerville
  • Rae Burton
  • Emily Butler
  • Jeanette Buzbee
  • Jean M. Caldwell
  • Jody Cattell
  • Sau Lin Chin
  • Phat Q. Chu
  • Cloudburst Recycling
  • Naomi Cole
  • Community Vision, Inc.
  • Joyce Corwin
  • Patty Coxeff
  • Judy Crockett
  • Hope Cropley
  • Andree Tremoulet and Chris Cross
  • Kimberly J. Culbertson-Kent
  • Kay and Curt Dannen
  • Linda Davidson
  • Aneshka Dickson
  • Karen Dischner
  • Gerald Donnelly
  • Nancy Dunn
  • Rick Dusa
  • Jo Economaki
  • Holly Edgar
  • Sean Edwards
  • Aaron T. Elliott
  • Kay and Michael Ellison
  • Pamela Emter
  • John and Sarah Epstein
  • Daria Ettinger
  • Olga Farah
  • Lisa Fisher
  • Sara Fisher
  • June Fleming
  • Dorothy Forbes
  • Timo Forsberg
  • Lew Frederick
  • Jeremy A. Freeman
  • Stephen Frenkel
  • Ted E. Friedman
  • Amanda Fritz
  • Jim Frohnmayer
  • John Furtado
  • Diane George
  • Megan Glowka
  • David and Katie Gold
  • Ariel Lavandera and Hilda Gomez
  • Osmani Gonzalez
  • Leah Greenwood
  • Kristin and Thomas Griffin
  • Corazon C. Gruenberg
  • Meg Guerra
  • Nicole Baber and Eric Hagen
  • Charles and Nancy Hales
  • Rebecca L. Halstead
  • Patricia Hanley
  • Marcia Hansen
  • Bill Hart
  • Carol Hazzard
  • Miriam Hecht
  • Ashley Henry
  • Mauro Hernandez
  • George Tylinski and JoAnn Herrigel
  • Carri Hinamon
  • Thor Hinckley
  • Erin Hooley
  • Linda Hoover
  • Brian L. Hopkins
  • Celeste Howard
  • Charles J. Howard
  • Ariel Shattan and Phillip Jansen
  • Frances Jarvis
  • Gerald L. Jenkins
  • Brian C. Johnson
  • Marc Jolin
  • Hilary Jones
  • Trevor Kafoury
  • Barrett Ebright Karnes and Thomas M. Karnes
  • Caitlin B. Kelley
  • Craig Kelley
  • Kathryn Kelley
  • Clyde Kittrell
  • Sandra L. Kohn
  • Holly Krenek
  • Michelle-Shari and Steven Kruss
  • Regina Lawrence
  • Gina and Regan Leon
  • Craig T. Leonnig
  • Margaret Mahoney and Scott Lieuallan
  • Joanie Lingle
  • Jared Llund
  • Kennitha Lomax
  • Mary Anne Joyce and Catha Loomis
  • Elissa Looney
  • Sandie Luft
  • Lou Lustgraaf
  • Jennifer Lyke
  • Margaret Lynch
  • M Power Oregon
  • Catherine Magdalena
  • Peg Malloy
  • Chip Maronde
  • Megan Marshall
  • Marian Martinez
  • Jamie Martinson
  • Jill Mathews
  • Kimberly Matic
  • Genevieve Mattsen
  • Karen McDaniel
  • Colleen McGinnis
  • Molly McGlone
  • Michael C. McLain
  • Anne E. McLaughlin
  • Ann McMahon
  • Mark McMillan
  • Hannah Kuhn and William McNamee
  • Patrick Meegan
  • Tim Cunningham and Marisa Meltebeke
  • Hanmi and Jim Meyer
  • Louis Miles
  • Pamela Minor
  • Sara Moreno
  • Andrew G. Morris
  • Douglas L. Mortensen
  • Celessie Myers
  • Peggy Neikirk
  • Jennifer Neilson
  • Nelda Scott Newton
  • Matthew C. Nicely
  • Wendy and Tom Novick
  • Erika J. O'Callaghan
  • Robert and Katherine Okano
  • Bradley and Nettie Orme
  • Scott and Vickie Orr
  • Tim and Sylvie Orr
  • Phyllis Oster
  • Janet Petersen
  • Howard R. Petker
  • Dorothy and John Pettengill
  • Linh Pham
  • Eric Philps
  • Amanda Pile
  • Tony Piscitello
  • Kim Porter
  • Portland General Electric Employee Giving Campaign
  • Kathleen Randall
  • Judith Ranton
  • Recycling Center
  • Joe Poracsky and Mary Jean Riehl
  • Barbara Ritter
  • Jason Roberts
  • Ruth Robinson
  • Don Russo
  • Sharon Safford
  • Ron Salgado
  • Phillip Sarono
  • Amanda Saul
  • Hazel Schnider
  • Paul Tate and Sarah Sellevaag
  • Marlene Shaffer
  • Ashley Shambaugh
  • Ann Shankland
  • David Barenberg and Rachel Shimshak
  • Jasmine Silva
  • DJ Simcoe
  • Barbara Smith
  • Shauna Smith
  • Joanne E. Snelson
  • Lisa Snowden
  • Roy Soards and Laurel Stocker
  • Lara Spangler
  • Mark Springgate and Liza Pastine Springgate
  • Kevin J. Stenberg
  • Miriam Straus
  • Virginia and Arno Stribling
  • Toni Strutz
  • Suzanne Thornton
  • Jason Trickett
  • US Bancorp Foundation - Matching Gifts
  • Rick J. Vanderveer
  • Theodore C. Varner
  • John and Elissa Walsh
  • Jean Marie Ward
  • Betty Weatherman
  • Mychal C White
  • Nancy and Edwin Wiley
  • Peggy Willer
  • Maren J Willette
  • Lee J. Williams, Jr
  • Colleen and Bob Wilson
  • Richard and Linda Withers
  • Janice Peterson and Patrick Wolfe
  • Lynn Wood
  • Timothy David Zickafoos
  • Marianne Ziegler
  • 19th Ave Venture LLC
  • All-Ways Electric, LLC
  • Joyce K. Baldwin
  • Philip Friesen
  • Matt and Elaine Giraud
  • LMC, Inc.
  • Lutz Hardware
  • Marley Brown Lumber Service
  • Ann McMahon
  • Mill Creek Residential Trust
  • Miller Paint Co.
  • New Seasons Market
  • NORCO, Inc.
  • O'Neill Electric, Inc.
  • OurBar
  • Pipeline Plumbing
  • Portland Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Racine Property Services
  • The Rebuilding Center
  • Sewer Sleuths
  • Shamrock Medical, Inc.
  • Sonrise Church
  • Al Stern
  • Trader Joe's
  • Westside Goat Girl
  • Whole Foods
  • Jessica and Luke Woodruff
  • Zupan's Market
  • Dan Valliere - Chief Executive Officer
  • Brett Sheehan, Housing & Facilities Program Manager, CASA of Oregon - President
  • Nancy Bond, Resource Conservation Specialist, Portland Public Schools - Vice President
  • Larry Conrad, Transportation Planner, Clackamas County - Treasurer
  • Kevin Wingate-Pearse, Senior Advisor, Sperry Van Ness | Bluestone & Hockley - Secretary
  • Betsy Ferguson - Researcher, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Edward Knightly - Self Employed, REACH Resident
  • Robert Koury - Attorney, Jordan Ramis PC
  • Rebbecca Maese - Systems Director of Employee Health and Services, Providence Health and Services
  • David Sacamano - Senior Landscape Architect, Berger ABAM
  • Marc Tedesco - Architect, CASTELNUOVO Design
  • Marshawna Williams - Education Specialist, Black United Fund

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