Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH) is a Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit that promotes statewide affordable housing development through pre-development loans, long-term financing, access to tax-exempt bond financing and technical assistance.
Through the leadership of the Oregon Bankers Association, NOAH was established in 1990 as a statewide nonprofit corporation to increase the supply of affordable housing. NOAH is a federally certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a 26-year history of delivering financial and programmatic solutions that enhance livability.
NOAH has funded over $290 million in loans for over 200 properties and more than 9,500 units, leveraging more than $1.1 billion in total project capital. With total assets exceeding $120 million, NOAH supports the acquisition, renovation and construction of affordable housing properties throughout the state.
Approximately 46% of its lending is in rural areas.