PCRI Supports Portland’s Affordable Housing Bond

The 2016 election is full of firsts. One of those is Portland’s first ballot measure dedicating funds to create more affordable housing: Measure 26-179. We know there are currently not enough homes in Portland that are affordable…


PCRI Featured on XRAY in the Morning

Travis Phillips, PCRI’s Director of Housing and Development, took to the airwaves Wednesday, October 12, to discuss PCRI, involuntary displacement, and homeownership on XRAY.FM’s “XRAY in the Morning” show. Talking about gentrification and displacement, host Jefferson…


Maxine Fitzpatrick Honored with Equal Opportunity Award

At its October 4 Equal Opportunity dinner, the Urban League of Portland honored PCRI Executive Director Maxine Fitzpatrick with the 2016 Equal Opportunity Award. “Maxine Fitzpatrick is a passionate leader in our community, working to ensure that all…


PCRI to Present Credit Seminar

For anyone who has applied for a credit card, a personal loan, or insurance: there’s a file about you. This file is known as your credit report. Credit reporting companies sell the information in your…

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PCRI Recognized Among Oregon 100 Best Nonprofits

Oregon Business magazine has once again named PCRI as a top nonprofit to work for in the state of Oregon. We are honored to be among other exceptional nonprofits who work day-in and day-out to make Portland…


PCRI Welcomes New Programs Staff Members

In August and September 2016, PCRI welcomed two new staff members to our Programs and Resident Services team. Both Linda Tellis-Kennedy (pictured, far left) and Suzanne Veaudry Casaus (second from left) bring deep connections to North and…


White Roles in Advancing Racial Justice: Re-Post from City Club

On Friday, July 29, The City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum focused on “White Role(s) in Advancing Social Justice.” Moderated by Karol Collymore, Public Affairs Director for the Oregon Department of Education, the panel included…

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PCRI-Led Team to Develop King + Parks Site

PCRI is excited to announce a new rental housing development which will serve low-income families in Northeast Portland. The PCRI-led team was chosen by Portland Housing Bureau earlier this year to develop the site at…

Conceptual Rendering of King + Parks Apartments. ©Merryman Barnes Architects 2016

PCRI Offers Credit Building Rent Payment Program

Since Spring 2015, PCRI residents have been able to participate in automatic online rent payments which also help build credit. Residents enrolled in the online program (also called Automated Clearing House, or ACH), have already seen an…

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PCRI is Hiring for Multiple Positions

PCRI has recently created and opened several positions and we’re looking for candidates who will excel with our organization. More information, including downloadable job descriptions will full details of each opportunity, is available on our Job Opportunities page….


For over 20 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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Available Rentals

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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