For 20 years, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives has reinvested in Portland’s neighborhoods, preserved their diversity and provided tools to help low-income Portland families 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.
With over 700 units of affordable housing, PCRI’s unique mix of single-family homes, small multi-plexes and community apartments represents one of the last stable opportunities for low-income households to remain in their vibrant Portland neighborhoods. These homes and apartments are woven into the fabric of their neighborhoods and are a model for eliminating concentrations of poverty.
At the most basic level, PCRI’s affordable rentals help residents achieve family stability. Building on this stability, PCRI’s award winning services give families culturally-specific skills and support necessary to achieve self-sufficiency, begin the process of wealth creation and, in many cases, become—and remain—successful homeowners.
We are excited to host the Second Annual Dancing with the Stars Portland gala in March 2013. Building on the success of the premiere 2012 gala (with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes, pictured below), it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our history, share our story, and connect with the community at such a critical and pivotal time—both for PCRI and for the families who call our housing home.
Thank you for being a part of our celebration!