Resident Services

PCRI’s mission is to preserve, expand and manage affordable housing in the City of Portland and provide access to, and advocacy for, services to our residents. Over the course of our twenty year history, PCRI has stabilized thousands of families by providing them with affordable rental housing and asset building programs and services. Our three community centers offer a variety of services to all PCRI residents.



Career Development

The Margaret Carter Neighborhood Network Center’s Career Development program is available to PCRI residents. Services include: employment readiness training, career skills development workshops, job search assistance, transportation assistance, and computer access. A Resident Services staff member is on-site to meet the needs of residents by providing one-on-one assistance combined with information and referrals to PCRI’s community partners. The center also offers population specific services, such as interpretation and property management support, to Amharic speaking residents. It is a center that supports immigrant and non-immigrant residents with their career development goals.

For more information, contact: or 503-281-1778


Youth Development

The Maya Angelou Community Center was created through community outreach as a way to provide neighborhood youth with art enrichment activities. Maya Angelou Center is the home of PCRI’s Youth Development program, which offers activities in the following areas: after-school learning, arts enrichment, healthy eating & active living , career development, community engagement. The center is equipped with art and craft supplies for youth activities, computers, toys and games as a way to provide age appropriate fun and learning. During the summer, the Maya Angelou center offers four weeks of low-cost day camps with our Arts and Healthy Eating, Active Living camps.

For more information, contact: or 503-287-4009


Healthy Food Access

Park Terrace Community Center formally re-opened after renovations in August 2009. The Park Terrace Community Center offers computer access, gardening space and supplies, gardening and health/wellness education and workshops, a food bank, and the center is available by reservation for residents to use for events and celebrations.

For more information, contact: or 503-282-1359