Community And Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA of Oregon) helps local direct-service organizations improve the lives of Oregonians, particularly in the rural areas of the state. We are organizers, advocates and development consultants focused on building hope, homes, and financial health for those in need.
CASA of Oregon was established in 1988, in response to the housing needs of Oregon farmworkers and their families. Since its inception, CASA of Oregon has worked primarily through local community organizations and housing sponsors to develop housing and to assist in improving the overall quality of life for farmworkers and their families.
A statewide organization, CASA of Oregon is organized as a private non-profit community development corporation and has charitable tax exempt status under Section 501 (c) 3 of the IRS Code. CASA of Oregon specializes in developing housing and related facilities for farmworkers. CASA of Oregon is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as well as the administrator of the Valley Individual Development Account program (VIDA). VIDA is the largest IDA program in Oregon, constituting a collaboration of 19 CDCs, Housing Authorities and non-profit organizations that serve low income families throughout the state. A volunteer Board of Directors provides leadership and direction. CASA of Oregon has completed over 1,000 housing units throughout the State of Oregon.