NAYA Family Center is focused on providing a continuum of housing options for all members our community through the work of our Community Development office.

In 2009 we prevented a collection of low-income housing units from being lost in a bureaucratic shuffle, and named it “Sawash,” a fully-occupied collection of 44 units of low-income housing in North Portland.

In 2011, we completed construction on Kah San Chako Haws, a 9-unit, LEED Gold-certified modular housing development in the Lents Neighborhood, whose name means “East House” in Chinook Jargon.

The Generations Project, opened in February 2017 at the old Foster School site at SE 85th & Steele St.

Nesika Illahee, a collaboration between the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest (NARA NW), Community Development Partners, and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (Siletz) is currently accepting applications. Construction on this 59-unit housing project in the Cully Neighborhood in Northeast Portland is projected to be finished in December 2019. Tenants are tentatively scheduled to move-in January 2020. More information, including the selection criteria and application can be found here.