Accomplishments

  • Housing development by Polk CDC has brought an estimated $20 million into Polk County to provide housing for hundreds of individuals, families and children.
  • Manages a $3.2 million Revolving Loan Fund that has assisted over 800 families with $8.5 million in home repairs.
  • Developed 186 units of affordable rental and lease-to-own housing, 85 of which are currently self-managed by Polk CDC.
  • Created and supported an over 10,000 plus jobs in Polk County resulting from new construction and rehabilitation activities.
  • Designated as a Regional Housing Center in partnership with the Housing Authority of Yamhill County providing financial and homeownership education.
  • Hosting two to three sites for Summer Lunch Program starting in 2009 serving over 100 lunches daily to children for eight weeks during a year. These programs also host an After School Program with snacks and homework help.
  • Manages The Carol Hensley Memorial Children’s Fund which has helped 230 children in affordable and subsidized housing with small grants to cover dental and medical are, school clothes and supplies, participation fees for school sports, arts and music, and attendance at camps.
  • Designated as Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO).
  • Partner in collaborative to establish Valley IDA Program (VIDA) now the largest IDA network in the country with 60 member organizations.
  • Graduated 26 participants through the IDA Asset Development Program (1 Youth, 2 Business, 3 Education and 20 Homeownership) with 13 additional savers currently enrolled.
  • Graduated 20 families from Lease-To-Own/Buyback into homeownership.
  • Graduated 35 families from affordable housing developments into homeownership.
  • Partner in collaborative to establish the MERIT micro-enterprise training program now serving Polk, Yamhill and Marion counties.