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.
Nesika Illahee, a collaboration between the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians 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.