Polk Community Development Corp

Polk Community Development Corporation is dedicated to serving the needs of the low and moderate income residents of Polk County. They provide housing and programs for families, children, senior citizens, ad persons with disabilities and other special needs.

Many of their programs are restricted to households making less than 80% of the Area Median Income based on their household size. However, other programs – including their classes and counseling – are available to anyone who lives or works in Polk County. Explore their website or contact their office to find out if you might qualify for a particular program.


  • Housing development by Polk CDC has brought an estimated $20 million into Polk County to provide housing for hundreds of individuals, families, and children.
  • Manages a $3.2 million Revolving Loan Fund that has assisted over 800 families with $8.5 million in home repairs.
  • Developed 186 units of affordable rental and lease-to-own housing, 85 of which are currently self-managed by Polk CDC.
  • Created and supported over 10,000 jobs in Polk County resulting from new constructions and rehabilitation activities.
  • Designated as a Regional Housing Center in partnership with the Housing Authority of Yamhill County providing financial and homeownership education.
  • Hosting two to three sites for Summer Lunch Program starting in 2009 serving over 100 lunches daily to children for eight weeks during a year. These programs also host an After School Program with snacks and homework help.
  • Manages The Carol Hensley Memorial Children’s Fund which has helped 230 children in affordable and subsidized housing with small grants to cover dental and medical care, school clothes and supplies, participation fees for school sports, arts and music, and attendance at camps.
  • Designated as Community Housing Development Organization
  • Partner in collaborative to establish Valley IDA Program, now the largest IDA network in the country with 60 member organizations.
  • Graduated 26 participants through the IDA Asset Development Program
    • 1 youth, 2 business, 3 education and 20 homeownership)
    • 13 additional savers currently enrolled
  • Graduated 20 families from Lease-To-Own/Buyback into homeownership.
  • Graduated 35 families from affordable housing developments into homeownership
  • Partner in collaborative to establish the MERIT micro-enterprise training program now serving Polk, Yamhill and Marion Counties.