Construction of Beatrice Morrow Apartments to Begin

Construction activity started on the Beatrice Morrow apartments in late May 2017. The development has the honor of being the first major housing development in Portland owned, developed, designed, and built by organizations led by African Americans: PCRI as owner…

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PCRI Presents Credit-Building Seminar

Are you looking for the best deals on a car? Cell phone? House? Loan? Join PCRI’s financial education program May 31 for a credit building class that covers the ABCs of credit and includes insider…


Wells Fargo Grant Supports Homebuyer Education

Thanks to a grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation announced May 15, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives will have additional resources to meet the needs of a rapidly-growing homeownership education program. The grant will help…

PCRI Executive Director Maxine Fitzpatrick (2nd from left) accepts a grant from local Wells Fargo executives, left to right: Andrew Tweedie, Community Affairs officer; Tracy Curtis, Regional President; and Cobi Lewis, Community Development officer. PCRI will use the $100,000 grant to build 22 affordable homes for sale to low-income buyers displaced from N/inner NE Portland

State Council Approves Resources for King Parks Development

On April 7, the State of Oregon Housing Stability Council voted to approve Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)  for PCRI’s King + Parks affordable rental housing development. The LIHTC commitment provides the equity investment…

King + Parks Apartments courtyard entrance. Rendering: Merryman Barnes Architects

Mayor, PCRI, Partners Celebrate Beatrice Morrow Groundbreaking

On April 7, PCRI and Portland Housing Bureau welcomed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, city officials, nonprofit leaders, and business partners for a groundbreaking celebration. Named to honor Portland civil rights pioneer Beatrice Morrow Cannady, the…

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Sixth Annual Gala a Dazzling Success

PCRI’s Sixth Annual Dancing with the Stars Portland Gala was a glitter and glamour filled success, raising $96,000 to support affordable housing and services for PCRI residents and north/northeast Portland community members! The dancers delivered an amazing show…

Kali Thorne Ladd and Alex Aillon's Viennese Waltz won the Gala competition. Photo: Naim Hasan Photography

For nearly 25 years, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives has reinvested in Portland’s neighborhoods, preserved their diversity and provided tools to help low-income Portland families and individuals achieve stability and self-sufficiency.  From our original task of helping people who were unknowingly swindled out of their homes, PCRI has come a long way.  Still, the challenges are constant—as is our presence as an anchor of stable, diverse and livable Portland neighborhoods.


PCRI owns more than 700 units of affordable rental housing, primarily in the north and northeast communities of Portland. Below market rate rentals allow families and individuals the chance for stability in their lives, without the worry of constantly moving.

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Self Sufficiency

PCRI’s Programs and Resident Services provide culturally-competent services that encourage and promote self-sufficiency and leadership for children, parents and families.  Free of charge to PCRI residents, some programs are made available to the greater community.

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Wealth Creation

PCRI provides an innovative and effective Homeownership Program, preparing residents to transition from renting to first-time homeownership. The facets of this program progress from family stability to asset building to wealth creation through homeownership.

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