Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation's mission is to provide opportunities for safe, decent, affordable housing. We assist those who are homeless or at extreme risk including the elderly, the mentally and physically disabled, and women in transitional situations.
About CCHC - General Information
We have 160 units providing a wide range of housing opportunities, from low-income elderly, low-income families to transitional housing for the mentally and emotionally challenged. We have farmworker housing and elderly assisted living. Our service area encompasses over 7,200 square miles.
CCHC was founded in 1990. We are a 501 (c)3 Corporation- which means a non profit organization. We are also a Community & Housing Development Organization (CHDO) that requires us to have a board of which at least 30% are considered low income. In our case (7 members) at least 3 must be low income or represent low income communities. The board of directors is also made up of one County Commissioner representing each state; minority and women representation is always sought.
President - Scott McKay|
Vice President - David Sauter
Secretary/Treasurer - Jamie Tolfree
Carole Brisbine - Wasco County
Randy Holmstrom - Hood River County
Joel Madsen - Executive Director
Columbia Cascade Housing staff consists of an Executive Director, Housing and Community Development Specialist, and a Housing Development Assistant. The staff of CCHC works under the direction of the Board of Directors. Columbia Cascade Housing depends upon community input and monitoring from a local advisory committee which consists of interested community members, elected officials, low-income individuals, residents and advocates. Our President has been involved in CCHC since it's inception in 1990. The local advisory committee members total no less than 25.
We offer homeowner education classes and the free computer lab. We also arrange for services such as ESL and parenting classes which have been offered in our projects. We also work closely with service agencies to provide a variety of services as needed.