Hacienda CDC Receives Solar Forward Grant
The Ortiz Community Center, owned by Hacienda CDC and managed by Cascade Management, has been selected for the Solar Forward grant awarded by the City of Portland and Environment Oregon. The grant will be used to install solar panels on the roof of the new futsal court, which will produce power for the court lights as well as the community center.
The Ortiz Community Center, which serves a majority of the residents of Villa de Clara Vista, was selected for the Solar Forward grant based on community suggestions. The grant itself is funded through donations from businesses and neighbors and has already been successful in funding two other solar panel projects in Portland. Based on the cost for the previous two projects, Solar Forward estimates they will need to raise between $5,000 and $10,000 for the solar panels for Hacienda.
“Hacienda has long believed that environmental amenities should be available to Portlanders of all income levels,” said Hacienda executive director Victor Merced. “We are excited for the opportunity to build on our commitment to green building in Cully with the addition of this partnership with Solar Forward.”
Already, the program has helped make Portland one of the top 20 major cities for the amount of solar installed, said Environment Oregon spokesman, Charlie Fisher.
Cascade Management is proud to be a partner in work with Hacienda CDC, Environment Oregon and the City of Portland to get the residents at Villa de Clara Vista and the surrounding community sustainable, green and economically-sensible solar power.
Susan NagodeSite Manager
I have been working for Cascade Management for over 30 years. It has been a pleasure to work for this company. They are very family oriented; which has allowed me time to be active in raising my three daughters and now to enjoy time with my grandchildren. I have learned so much working for Cascade. They are helpful in keeping up with all the changes that have taken place in subsidized housing. It has been very rewarding helping people and watching their growth and advancement in life. My time here should speak for what a great company I think Cascade Management is, they have treated me like family.
Denise DotyAccounts Payable Specialist
I have worked at Cascade Management for over eight years, so I have had the opportunity to see the company grow and change during that time. The company's growth has challenged me personally to fine tune my skills which has been very beneficial to me professionally. Cascade Management continues to retain the "team" atmosphere that first attracted me to the company and I appreciate the availability and accessibility of my co-workers in the corporate offices.
Dave McCabeSite Manager
As Cascade Management continues to grow it retains a friendly and cooperative work culture. If I have a problem at my property, I know there are staff members who will work with me to help resolve it. This applies to all levels of the company, from maintenance to marketing, accounting, and program compliance. I appreciate how everyone in the company makes a meaningful contribution to the smooth operation of my building. Good property management is a team effort. Not all companies are so successful in integrating all of the aspects of property management into a successful team.