About Us

Our Mission

Hacienda CDC is a Latino Community Development Corporation that strengthens families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities.

Our History

Hacienda CDC was formed in 1986 to provide necessary housing and supportive services in a low-income, predominantly Latino community. At that time, NE Portland’s Cully neighborhood was home to the largest Latino population in Oregon. From there, Hacienda has built housing communities on four vacant lots and renovated one run-down apartment complex – a former hotbed of drug activity and prostitution – in the Cully neighborhood, creating 325 units of community-centered affordable rental housing. Hacienda has also developed communities in North Portland and a farm worker development in Molalla, OR for a grand total of 381 housing units. We provide safe, stable homes for over 1500 individuals each year, and over half of those individuals are children.

Hacienda has since expanded its reach, embracing a holistic approach to development and serving Latinos throughout Portland with programs in Community Economic Development, Homeownership Support, and Youth & Family Support Services. We have grown to become Oregon’s largest Latino-led, Latino-serving housing organization and remain a trusted name in the Latino population. As Portland’s Latino population has grown rapidly, Hacienda continues building capacity to offer our bicultural services to Latinos and other low-income families throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

Hacienda CDC is an Affiliate of UnidosUS.

Our Values

At Hacienda we expect to embody the positive change we want to see in the diverse community we serve. To this end, we strive to perform at the highest levels of professionalism, innovation and integrity to create a positive impact in the lives of people. Our organizational values are the guiding principles and foundation for all of our programs and daily professional practice:


We strive to treat others and each other with dignity, fairness and respect.


We strive to learn first and institute best practices in our programs with a commitment to personal and organizational growth.


We collaborate with public, private and community partners to leverage financial and intellectual resources to achieve greater results for the common good.


We conduct our work with openness and transparency as stewards of the public trust.


We proactively cultivate an organizational culture that embraces inclusiveness of ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic perspectives in our board, staff, contractors, and resident community


We seek and value board members and staff who are committed to strengthening the Latino community.