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CASA of Oregon

Are you someone who is looking to develop affordable housing in rural Oregon? If so, we would like to talk to you!

CASA of Oregon, a statewide nonprofit based in Sherwood, OR (12 miles southwest of Portland) develops affordable housing and community facilities throughout Oregon, with a focus on rural Oregon. We are in need of a creative thinker who is willing to look at projects in a variety of ways to effectively and efficiently develop (both new construction and acquisition/renovation) these projects. We are looking for someone who is familiar with affordable housing, is willing to do the detail work, and is familiar with the affordable housing industry.


The principal goal of the Housing and Facilities Program Manager is to oversee the efficient and effective development of housing and community facilities for our project sponsors.


The Housing and Facilities Program Manager is responsible for the development of multi-family housing, single-family housing and community facility projects for CASA and helps determine the course of CASA’s development program.  The Housing and Facilities Program Manager also directs and facilitates activities from predevelopment through lease-up or sale.

The Housing and Facilities Program Manager reports to the Housing and Facilities Development Director



  • Identifies and works with project sponsors (housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, growers, local governments) and/or homeowners to effectively develop multi-family, single-family and community facility projects;
  • Perform outreach to communities regarding farm-worker and affordable housing issues and development processes
  • Analyzes feasibility of proposed projects in various markets; prepares market studies when necessary
  • Inventories and selects project sites; obtains necessary land use and environmental approvals;
  • Assembles and manages the development team, including project sponsor, architect, builder, property manager, lenders, and investors; authorizes contract terms;
  • Prepares and revises development and operating budgets;
  • Secures and administers project financing (include local, state and federal grants, conventional and subsidized loans, state and federal tax credits, private foundations and trusts, tax exemptions and in-kind donations);
  • Reviews documents, including design, construction agreements, and finance documents;
  • Oversees construction; attends inspections; prepares draw requests and change orders;
  • Prepares and/or oversees preparation of property management documents.
  • Develops and oversees project timelines; files required reports;
  • Conduct surveys for farmworkers in potential project areas;
  • Coordinates and convenes conference;
  • Coordinate work and projects with housing assistants;
  • Provide Mentoring to housing assistants;
  • Provide training to Housing Development staff;
  • Assist other CASA departments (ie: procuring funding); and
  • Assists co-workers, as needed, coordinate project schedules, as needed, with other projects; assists with general operations of the office, engages in fundraising activities for the organization.




Education: BA/BS in planning, construction sciences, business, architecture or related field is preferred.

Experience: At least three years experience developing real estate and/or managing affordable housing and construction projects:

  • A thorough knowledge of and demonstrated experience in affordable housing development and finance;
  • Experience working with families, local sponsors, community representatives, lenders, and other involved in the development process;
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, budgets, and contracts;
  • Capacity to work independently and perform complex tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • A commitment to working in a bicultural/bilingual environment;
  • A driver’s license and access to transportation.




CASA of Oregon is located in Sherwood, Oregon, fifteen miles southwest of Portland. Normal office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Employee must be able to sit for long durations of time and be comfortable working in an open office environment. A driver’s license and access to transportation are required. Travel statewide and out of state is necessary and may require overnight stays. CASA of Oregon values people who work hard and think outside of the box. Appropriate attire for the work environment, whether in the office, at a meeting or on the construction site is required. We support our staff through development opportunities, leadership training and setting aside time for social interaction. CASA of Oregon embraces diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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Community And Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of Oregon) is a statewide nonprofit housing and community development corporation specializing in affordable housing and community facilities development, administration of individual development account programs (IDAs) and the formation of cooperatives for manufactured housing park purchase.

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