About Us

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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.

History and Activities

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. 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 117 units of affordable housing and 15 units of land trust housing. Sabin is currently working on the development of 120 new units of Affordable housing and has expanded its service area to include all of the Portland Metro Area.

Sabin CDC was created in 1991 when a group of concerned neighbors came together to develop a vision and strategies for creating and maintaining socially just, economically viable, and diverse neighborhoods. Sabin’s vision is for neighborhoods where everyone is offered the opportunity to access affordable housing and healthcare, choose successful schools, and enjoy the support of neighborhoods without divisive gentrification that has had a disparate impact on communities of color. Sabin’s strategies for implementing this vision go beyond the provision of affordable housing; our use of programs for seniors and youth alike bring together neighbors to improve skills and to connect our tenants with economic and educational opportunities in and around our neighborhoods.

As long-time institution of the NE Portland community, Sabin CDC strives to connect old and new neighbors, to act as a community liaison, and to provide a forum for discussions on the changes that continue to occurred in the neighborhood. Sabin CDC also participates in neighborhood cleanups, street fairs, and holiday Kwanzaa events. These and other activities create a sense of belonging among our residents and neighbors. An excellent example annually is the Fox 12 Toy Drive, Sabin which assists Sabin parents and grandparents provide their kids a brighter Christmas.

Sabin is works with both graduate and undergraduate students at Portland State University and community volunteers to support our tenants and increase access to resources. Students and volunteers support current organizational activities and learn about the impacts of gentrification on a community. We recently we were awarded a National NCCC AmeriCorps Team who improved property quality for our tenants. Just one example of how Sabin strives to make a positive impact for both our tenants and our neighbors.

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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