About Us

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Our Heritage Our History

Sabin CDC was formed in 1991 when a group of concerned residents of the Sabin neighborhood decided to address needs in their community. These neighbors were concerned because rapidly rising housing costs were driving out many of their longtime neighbors. This eroded the diversity of this culturally rich, mixed income neighborhood.

Other concerns the founders felt needed to be addressed were public safety, speeding traffic, drugs, illegal dumping, prostitution, gangs, more services for youth and elderly residents, jobs for residents and revitalization of nearby commercial districts.

Sabin CDC has a 20+ year history of providing quality affordable rental and land trust housing within the Sabin, King, Vernon, Humboldt, Concordia, Boise-Eliot, and Overlook neighborhoods. Most recently working with the Cully Neighbohood. Now more than ever, Sabin CDC is playing a key role in maintaining a rich diversity in these neighborhoods by providing a variety of affordable housing choices. To that end, Sabin CDC owns more than 120 units of affordable housing, including 15 units of land trust housing, all of our units are managed in-house

Sabin’s strategy for implementing this vision goes beyond the provision of affordable housing; We host an annual Sadie Block Party to bring together neighbors and increase a sense of belonging and connection. We connect our tenants with economic and educational opportunities in and around our neighborhoods. We also participate in neighborhood cleanups, street fairs, and holiday events in the neighborhoods. Including Alberta Street’s Earth Day clean up and opening our doors for the Alberta Street Fair.
As long-time institution of the North East Portland community, we strive to connect old and new neighbors, to act as a community liaison, in order to provide a forum for discussions on the changes that have occurred. We are currently working with both graduate and undergraduate students at Portland State University to support both current organizational activities. We strive to make a positive impact for our tenants, our neighbors, and to be part of a truly sustainable community.

Mission Statement

Sabin CDC works toward social equity, stabilizing & improving the livability of culturally diverse Portland neighborhoods by assuring the availability of long-term affordable housing for low & moderate income residents, and by encouraging community partnerships for local economic development, and offering youth & senior programs.

Our Service area

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We are proud to announce…

meyer memorial trust logo That we have received a generous grant of $100,000 from Meyer Memorial Trust in order develop the Harvey Rice Heritage Center that wíll feature affordable housing in inner Northeast Portland.
Metro Planning We recently applied for a grant from Metro Planning and Development to assist us in hosting The Third Annual Nikki Brown Clown Block Party.
americorps We also have a partnership with Americorps and their volunteers who will assist us with redeveloping some of our properties.

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