Columbia Non-Profit Housing (CNPH) is a non-profit housing developer providing affordable housing opportunities for low-income families and individuals throughout Clark County. CNPH's particular focus is on the provision of housing for low-income seniors and persons with special needs (chronic mental illness), as well as home ownership opportunities. More recently we have begun acquiring multi-family rental housing that is affordable to lower income families.
CNPH was established in 1981 as a 501ｩ3, nonprofit housing corporation to meet the need for affordable housing in Clark County. During the first years of its existence CNPH gained experience in managing special needs housing by purchasing a large home to house six persons with chronic mental illness. Since then CNPH has developed 307 units of affordable housing using the HUD Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program and HUD Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities.
For over a decade, CNPH also managed a First Home Loan Program, a down-payment, second mortgage, no interest, deferred loan program for low-income, first-time home buyers. Nearly 500 home loans were approved and
issued to first-time home buyers. Although CNPH no longer offers new home loans, the organization still services the loans that remain outstanding.
More recently, CNPH has expanded its development activity to include non-HUD subsidized multifamily rental housing, including Englund Manor senior housing and Cascade Terrace special needs housing.
In 2017, CNPH will break ground on Meriwether Place providing 30 new units of housing in partnership with Lifeline Connections and Community Services Northwest. Meriwether Place will provide supportive housing for homeless housing with special needs.
CNPH is governed by a volunteer board of directors.