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Hub City Village will be the first tiny house community in Albany to address the needs of our unhoused and housing-unstable neighbors. Our residents will include veterans, seniors, individuals on disability, youth aging out of the foster care system, small families and individuals who are in danger of losing housing or have lost housing due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Creating Housing Coalition is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax-deductible. Help us support our unhoused neighbors in Albany by donating.

Hub City Village will be the first tiny house community in Albany to address the needs of our unhoused and housing-unstable neighbors. Our residents will include veterans, seniors, individuals on disability, youth aging out of the foster care system, small families and individuals who are in danger of losing housing or have lost housing due to unforeseen circumstances.

You can make a difference.

Join us in taking a stand to create housing for those in need.

Popular Ways to Give

You can help Creating Housing Coalition by earning money for the cause of shopping at Fred Meyer and Amazon!

It’s easy and only takes a few minutes

How to Donate at Amazon Smile

Enter in “Creating Housing Coalition” under “Select a Charity” and click on Search. You’ll be redirected to a page that lists our name. Click on the Select button on the right of our name and follow the instructions. Just remember to get on the Amazon Smile website whenever you want to make a purchase.

How to Donate with Fred Meyer Rewards

You’ll see a heading that will ask if you’re a Fred Meyer customer. Click on “Link Your Rewards Card Now.” If you don’t have a Rewards Card, just go to the Customer Service Desk at your nearest store. If you need help linking your card, just call the Kroger Company at 800-576-4377. Tell them you’d like to link your card to Creating Housing Coalition, Organization #BD213.

Other Ways to Give

Bequests and other planned gifts are powerful gifts that can completely transform a small organization like CHC.

What is planned giving?

Planned giving is traditionally defined as a gift that an individual creates during his or her lifetime that will take effect at or after their passing. It often enables people to make larger gifts than they could make from their discretionary income while they are alive.

Who can make a planned gift?

Charitable planned giving is not only for the wealthy! Most everyone has an estate, whether modest or substantial. Anyone with assets can be a philanthropist and provide for the future benefit of their community while still providing for their family. All gifts large and small are important. And the simple act of including CHC in your estate plans sets an example for the entire community — compounding the value of your gift.

Provide for Your Family and Support CHC

You can provide for your family AND leave a legacy of charitable giving. It does not have to be either/or — it can be both. And in the process, charitable planned gifts can actually save your family money by decreasing inheritance and/or income taxes — making the most of your hard-earned money. It can be as simple as designating a set amount or percentage, or even the remainder of an estate to be gifted to CHC after you provide for your family.

The Hub City Village Legacy Society

When you inform us that you have made a planned gift to benefit CHC, you automatically become a valued member of our Hub City Village Legacy Society. You’ll be part of a compassionate community of people who feel as you do — that everyone deserves a safe place to live — and that you can make a profound difference in the lives of people who are unhoused or housing-unstable.

Leave a Legacy / Planned Giving

You can continue to help the less-fortunate of our community long after your lifetime by including Creating Housing Coalition in your estate plans. Planned giving is an extraordinary charitable tool that enables you to create a lasting legacy of compassion and community service. It can be as simple as designating Creating Housing Coalition as a beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy, or including CHC in your will. To learn more about the many ways that you can leave a legacy of charitable giving please contact your financial planner.

We’d be grateful if you would let us know if you plan to or have already included CHC in your estate plans. Not only does it enable us to express our gratitude to you, it is useful to our internal planning processes.

The material presented in this website is intended only as general educational information and should not be interpreted as legal, financial or tax advice. We encourage you to consult your financial, tax, and/or legal advisors to obtain guidance specific to your individual situation and philanthropic goals.

Corporate Giving and Sponsorships

-Matching gifts- ask your employer if they match charitable donations and double your impact.
-Donations via payroll deduction – take advantage of this easy way to give.

Gifts Through Wills and Living Trusts

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Making a charitable bequest through a will or trust is a simple and flexible way to direct your assets to the people and causes you care most about. By including a bequest to CHC in your will or trust, you will continue to help the homeless and ensure that we can continue our mission for years to come.
As little as one sentence of bequest language is all that is needed to complete your gift. Below is sample language you might use:
Sample Language for Bequests
General Bequest: “I give and bequeath to Creating Housing Coalition of Albany, Oregon $ _______ (or ____ % of my estate; or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of Creating Housing Coalition and its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”
Residuary Bequest: “All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Creating Housing Coalition of Albany, Oregon for its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”
Contingency Bequest: “I devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to (name of beneficiary), if (she/he) survives me. If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Creating Housing Coalition for its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”
You may designate your bequest in two ways:
For the general purposes of CHC (an unrestricted bequest)
To be used to support a particular program, fund, or aspect of our work (a restricted bequest)

Benefits for the Donor

Reduce estate taxes: Making a charitable bequest reduces the size of your estate, effectively leaving less money subject to estate taxes. You may want to consider leaving to charity those assets that would be most heavily taxed such as retirement plans.

Flexibility: You can change the provisions in your will, including how much to donate and to whom, any time before your death.
You control where your assets go.

Planned Giving Beneficiary Designation

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Supporting our mission after your lifetime is easy to do by designating CHC as a beneficiary for retirement plans, bank accounts, or life insurance policies. No lawyers needed. Simply complete and sign a beneficiary form that is readily available from your financial institution or plan administrator. It is totally separate from your will. You can have single or multiple beneficiaries. And you can adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want. As little as one sentence of bequest language is all that is needed to complete your gift. Below is sample language you might use:
Sample Language for Bequests
General Bequest: “I give and bequeath to Creating Housing Coalition of Albany, Oregon $ _______ (or ____ % of my estate; or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of Creating Housing Coalition and its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”
Residuary Bequest: “All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Creating Housing Coalition of Albany, Oregon for its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”
Contingency Bequest: “I devise and bequeath the residue of the property, real and personal and wherever situated, owned by me at my death, to (name of beneficiary), if (she/he) survives me. If (name of beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Creating Housing Coalition for its general purposes (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”
You may designate your bequest in two ways:
For the general purposes of CHC (an unrestricted bequest)
To be used to support a particular program, fund, or aspect of our work (a restricted bequest)

Benefits for the Donor

Reduce taxes: Your donation may be exempt from federal estate and income tax. (Example: at a 28% marginal income tax bracket, a $75,000 IRA left to your heirs could incur $21,000 in income tax. Gifting it to CHC would mean that CHC benefits from the full $75,000, tax free, to carry on your legacy of helping people in need.)

You can still use the money: You may continue to take withdrawals from the plan or account during your lifetime. Any remaining money will be transferred to your designated beneficiaries upon your death.

Flexibility and control: You retain complete control over the funds or assets in the account while you are living, and these gifts are completely revocable – you can make changes at any time.

Important: The material presented in this website is intended only as general educational information and should not be interpreted as legal, financial or tax advice. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. We encourage you to consult your financial, tax, and/or legal advisors to obtain guidance specific to your individual situation and philanthropic goals.

Life Insurance

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There are several ways you can support CHC through an insurance related gift.
Add CHC as a beneficiary to your policy. Give a paid-up policy. Make CHC the owner and beneficiary

Make a Gift of Stock

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Take advantage of this tax-smart way to give. Have your broker liquidate your stocks into cash. We’ll provide you with the information your broker needs to wire the cash directly to our account. Please contact Carmen at carmen.moody@creatinghousing.org

U.S. Saving Bonds

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Bonds are an excellent asset to bequeath to CHC. If you die owning them, the accumulated interest is taxed before your heirs inherit them. However, if they are left to an organization like CHC, that tax is not due. We suggest that you check with your advisors about the best way to bequeath your savings bonds to CHC.

Gifts of Real Estate

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When including real estate in your will, it is important to clearly identify the address and include a legal description of the property, such as lot and block number. When we are notified that we are a beneficiary of real estate we will likely sell the asset. The executor of the estate has the real estate appraised for tax purposes, and if there is a mortgage on the property, the mortgage is paid off and CHC receives the balance. Please be aware that as part of our gift acceptance policy, all gifts of real estate are examined on a case-by-case basis.

Gifts of Retained Real Estate

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These gifts allow you to continue to live in your home and allow CHC to then use your property or the proceeds from the sale of your property when your retained life estate ends. Please be aware that as part of our gift acceptance policy, all gifts of real estate are examined on a case-by-case basis.

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)

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This is a life-income arrangement that provides you and/or other beneficiaries with a stream of income for life or for a period of years. After the trust terminates, the principal, or “remainder interest,” goes to CHC.

Charitable Lead Trust

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This is the inverse of a charitable remainder trust and is an irrevocable trust that generates a potential income stream for one or more charities of the donor’s choice, with the remaining assets eventually going to family members or other beneficiaries.
Important: The material presented in this website is intended only as general educational information and should not be interpreted as legal, financial or tax advice. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. We encourage you to consult your financial, tax, and/or legal advisors to obtain guidance specific to your individual situation and philanthropic goals.