HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge

Guess who visited our Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park in the Cully Neighborhood of Portland?!?

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge!

So glad our residents were able to share part of their amazing story and participate in solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Oregon.


Oak Leaf Transformation

After residents of the Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park mobilized to save their homes in 2016, St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County Oregon (SVdP) took on ownership in 2017. This preserved the park as affordable housing for the community.


‘Oak Leaf was the wonderful result of neighbors caring for neighbors, and shows us all what is possible when a community comes together to fight for affordable housing.’        – Elizabeth Carr / Resident Services Manager

To read more about the Oak Leaf transformation click here:

Affordable Housing Crisis in Oregon

With 68 years of service to our community, SVdP has long recognized that affordable housing availability strongly impacts homelessness and poverty rates in our service areas. In fact, according to a 2021 report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, only 25 affordable rentals are available, on average, for every 100 extremely low income households in Oregon!

‘Affordable housing is a key component to the social structure of a community. Having a safe, decent, affordable place to live means that you have a platform from which you can spring your own life and your family.’                                                                                                         – Terry McDonald / Executive Director

Innovative SVdP Solutions

As a property developer, SVdP has worked for more than three decades to help build a way out of the state’s worsening housing crisis. Our agency has developed about 1,600 units in Lane, Linn and Marion counties since 1988. Today, our very own property-management department manages some 1,500 units.

And now . . . thanks to a $15 million allocation from the State of Oregon, part of a $400 million affordable-housing spending package approved in 2022, an SVdP-aligned partnership is now forming a nonprofit manufacturer of mobile homes to boost capacity and cut costs!

It takes a village! With the community’s support, we will continue to build, renovate and maintain affordable housing projects as well as help those in need achieve and stay in a home of their own.


To learn more about SVdP, check out our website:

To hear HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge speak at our Oak Lead location, click here!