Housing is Healthcare

We bring safe, affordable housing to those who need it most. For 30 years, Cascadia has been a leader in developing and managing safe and affordable housing for Oregon residents with mental illness and addictions. Cascadia owns, operates and/or manages around 1000 units or vouchers of housing in sites operating as licensed residential, permanent supported housing,  and independent housing.



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We are using a new housing application system, RENTCafe, which is an online application process. This means that waitlists are shorter and open more frequently. This also allows us to ensure the application process is fair and equitable, that the applications we receive are accurate and complete, and the process is in compliance with all government entities.

This system requires that you create a login (user name and password), and that you accept terms and conditions for RENTCafe during the process. You can read the terms and conditions here, prior to the waitlist opening.

If you are signed up for our Housing email list, you will receive notifications before the next waitlist opens. Then, you can register before that waitlist opens in order to make the application process faster and easier for you.  We encourage you to be informed of the terms and conditions for RENTCafe prior to the application opening to save time during the application process.

Please note:

  • Applicants will need to have a unique email address in order to register and apply.  Using one email address for several applicants (ex: if case management were assisting multiple clients) will not work!
  • We will need to contact applicants, so a phone number and mailing address is also required.
  • For all household members 18 and older, we require:  full name, date of birth, social security number, and demographics information
  • We will need annual household income.
  • If you are working with a case manager or advocate, please provide their contact information.

Affordable Housing & Properties

We get support from state and local grants, HOME funds, Community Development Block Grants, the Federal Home Loan Bank program, Department of Housing and Urban Development Capital Advances, Oregon Housing and Community Services Trust Fund and HELP grants, and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Garlington Place & Health Center

In 2018, we completed our Garlington Campus, one of Oregon’s most innovative community-centered campuses, featuring our new Garlington Health Center and Garlington Place Apartments which together provide integrated health care services – mental health, substance use recovery, primary care, wellness programs, and integrated housing all in one location.


Centennial Place Apartments

We broke ground on our latest affordable housing site located at 164th and SE Powell Blvd. The new Centennial neighborhood site will be modeled after the success of Garlington Place Apartments in NE Portland, and should open in the Fall of 2022.


Permanent Supportive Housing

Cascadia provides permanent supportive housing to approximately 240 households throughout Multnomah County through our Housing Supports and Services (Housing Outreach Team and Palm 2 PSH). These programs provide home and community-based services, including housing search and placement services, housing retention services, mental health services — including case management, skills training, counseling, medication services, and crisis intervention services.

Most of these projects are funded via HUD and serve individuals and families experiencing chronic homelessness, where the head of household has a mental health disability and is Medicaid eligible.  These participants are referred through the Coordinated Access system with Multnomah County,

Two other PSH projects receive referrals directly through internal Cascadia programs and serve individuals and families with children who have a mental health disability, are Medicaid eligible, and who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability.  Short Term Rental Assistance (STRA) is also administered via the Housing Outreach Team for Cascadia-enrolled clients to provide financial assistance for homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing.

Licensed Residential Treatment Programs

Cascadia operates a variety of licensed residential treatment programs, with up to 16 residents at a site. These programs offer a range of structure including three secure residential treatment facilities. All residential programs focus on transitioning toward more independent housing. All programs work to support recovery, skill building, and health.