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Our Organization:

Cascade Housing Association was formed in 1993 as a public benefit corporation with a mission to provide affordable housing for income qualified residents in the western United States. Shortly after its organization, Cascade Housing Association was granted charitable non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service. The Board of Directors of the organization oversees the non-profit in its mission to provide excellent rental housing to deserving income qualified persons across a wide region.
The organization works closely with lenders, corporate investors, state, city and other local government agencies to create housing. Cascade contracts with professional property management companies, to offer on-site management and maintenance at every apartment community. In addition to the housing, resident services and amenities are provided at Cascade’s properties, tailored to meet the needs of the community. Examples of this include outdoor space ranging from playgrounds and basketball courts, to barbecue grills and swimming pools at select locations. Interior spaces are complemented with community gathering rooms, and, at certain locations, we work with local Head Start operators and provide separate buildings for those programs.

Cascade Housing Association is allied with two other non-profit housing providers, Village Oaks Community Association and Pacific Housing Association, in serving its mission. The three organizations differ only in the resident populations served, or the region. Village Oaks Community Association provides housing to seniors and disabled persons. Pacific Housing Association owns apartments outside the core geographic region of Cascade and Village Oaks. The members of the Board of Directors of Cascade Housing Association also serve on the boards of Pacific and Village Oaks.

 

 

 

 

Directors:
Mildred Burke, President
Joan Laughlin, Vice-President
Stanley James, M.D.
Rodger Terrall
Jorge Elizalde

Staff:
Kristi Isham, Executive Director
Michelle Martin, Chief Financial Officer
Nancy Humble, Accounting
Cindy Ketchum, Administration

Past members:
Constance Beckley, in Memorium