Mission: Reach develops and manages quality affordable housing and provides opportunities for individuals, families and communities to thrive through supportive programs and home repair services.
Programs: Property management and housing development program: reach has developed or preserved over 1,800 units of affordable rental housing for people with low and moderate incomes. This includes 14 apartment buildings for people with special needs, such as the formerly homeless and elderly. Reach has also built 28 units of affordable housing for home ownership. Reach provides property management and asset management for all of its properties.
community builders program: reach provides free home repairs for low income elderly and disabled homeowners and low inocme renters. Approximately 200 households are served annually, utilizing several hundred volunteers, donated materials and contracted labor.
resident services program: reach's resident services program helps people maintain housing stability, raise their standard of living and achieve greater financial independence by: increasing residents' econominc stability through financial education and matched savings programs for both adults and youth; providing information and referrals that connect residents to essential services; and partnering with other organizations to offer employment classes and life skills workshops.
volunteer services 420 reach volunteers donated their services in 2014. Volunteers help our community in a number of ways, including: teaching classes to residents; maintaining garden beds; and, serving as project and crew leaders at the paint & repair a-thon.
REACH has been building communities through three key programs in Portland, Oregon for 27 years. They preserve and maintain affordable housing, provide services to support and educate their residents, and provide free home repairs to homeowners who need help due to age, disability and low income. I have volunteered with REACH for several years now and each time I learn of a new, amazing thing they have done for our community.