Who We Are

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) creates and maintains safe, healthy, and sustainable housing with services for diverse residents including families, seniors, and people with disabilities in Washington County and SW Portland.

Rachael Duke, Executive Director
Joel Williams, Fiscal Manager
Tracy Stepp, Fundraising and Communications Manager
Kayla Murphy, Asset Manager
Jilian Saurage Felton, Housing Development Director
Zahra Abukar, Resident Services Coordinator

Judy Werner, President Jessica Cousineau, Vice President
Doug Plambeck, Treasurer Marianne Potts, Secretary
Dan Edwards, Board Member Larry Hauth, Board Member

Financial Reports

2016: CPAH Audit and 990.

2015: CPAH Audit and 990.

CPAH values Equity and Inclusion

CPAH wants to be part of a world where all can participate and reach their full potential.

No CPAH job openings currently.

CPAH has volunteer opportunities, including: Working with kids in our After School and Summer Youth programs, or with senior citizens in our apartment communities

CPAH Affordable Housing Properties

CPAH Resident Services Programs

New Projects

This project at NW Cornell and NW Murray will provide quality affordable housing in a high opportunity, highly-walkable area, connect low-income individuals with excellent access to jobs, and serve as a gateway and gathering place for the larger Cedar Mill Community. The building will have 45 apartments, ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms, in four stories with an elevator. The project will also have a community plaza and pods for food carts. Financing is currently underway, and we hope to begin construction in 2018.

Red Rock Creek Commons will be among the first new developments within the Tigard Triangle Urban Renewal Area. The site on 68th Parkway is near SW Pacific Hwy/99W, with convenient access to high-frequency transit, grocery stores, PCC and potential employers. The building will have 48 one bedroom apartments – to serve individuals and small households – in four stories with an elevator, a community room for services and activities, and access to the natural area around Red Rock Creek. Financing is underway, and we hope to begin construction in 2018.

HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions

HomeWord Bound is CPAH’s signature fundraiser. Each year we host a variety of Northwest authors who share insights into their work. The gala event includes dinner, a silent auction, book sales and author book signings. Proceeds from HomeWord Bound help support CPAH programs and our mission of building housing, building lives.

Save the date for Friday, April 20, 2018, 6-9 p.m. at the Oregon Zoo; bestselling author Rene Denfeld will join us as a featured speaker. More details soon!

More than 200 talented Northwest authors have joined CPAH at HomeWord Bound over the last 19 years, including: Cheryl Strayed, former OR Gov. Barbara Roberts, Jean Auel, Kim Stafford, Willy Vlautin, Chelsea Cain, Karen Karbo, Whitney Otto, Chuck Palahniuk, Ann Rule, David Oliver Relin, Brian Doyle, Marc Acito, former OR Attorney General John Kroger, Garth Stein, Phillip Margolin and many more.

Read more about our 2017 Authors Read more about our 2016 Authors

2017 Sponsors

2016 Sponsors

CPAH is grateful to our longtime business sponsors who continue to support this fundraising event – 2018 will be our 20th HomeWord Bound! (A special thanks to Chase (and WaMu before it), who has been our presenting sponsor since the inception of this event.)

Visit these photo albums from past HomeWord Bound events:

HomeWord Bound 2017
HomeWord Bound 2016
HomeWord Bound 2015
HomeWord Bound 2014


Collaborative Partners

Contact Us

P.O. Box 23206
Tigard, OR 97281

(503) 293-4038

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