SHI is dedicated to innovative residential settings that meet the needs of over 400 people many of whom live with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and extremely low incomes. In 1988, SHI received the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, “HUD” Award for National Excellence for its “Bold Leadership” in the design and development of special needs housing.
We are proud to have been a pioneer in the creation of fully accessible living environments with integrated services for almost 40 years. SHI has built over 90 special needs buildings in 28 counties around Oregon. Many were developed in connection with the Oregon Community Integration Program or “CIP” that allows people to live in their communities rather than in nursing homes or in state institutions. SHI also serves as the Managing General Partner of several affordable apartment buildings and owns 70 units of HUD permanently supported housing.