Helping the Houseless in Portland

Housing is an issue that is close to our hearts. As housing costs have skyrocketed, leading to an unprecedented number of houseless people, we feel an urgent need to support a number of local organizations that work to support our neighbors experiencing houselessness. Street Roots: You have likely seen local people selling…

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Help The Homeless And Get A Free ADU?

Multnomah County has a new program to help combat homelessness and the estimated 25,000 shortfall of affordable housing. A joint venture between the City of Portland and the County would offer homeowners a free ADU on their property if they agree to participate in a 5-year program designed to house homeless families. The…

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Portland Healthcare Providers Donate to Homeless Housing Project

Six Portland health providers will contribute $21.5 million to an upcoming homeless housing project. The money will constitute a large portion of the $69 million needed to construct approximately 400 housing units for homeless and low-income individuals and families in Portland. The City of Portland will contribute $9 million to the project, and…

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Terminal 1 Homeless Shelter Receives $250,000 in Funding

A nonprofit has been established to fund the Terminal 1 homeless shelter, a controversial temporary housing project for homeless individuals and families on Portland’s waterfront. Oregon Harbor of Hope has already recruited a Board of Directors, raised $250,000 in seed money, and confirmed a leadership team. The organization will be the point organization…

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City of Portland Adding $2.7m to Fund Housing Emergency

Today the Portland City Council will consider a budget amendment that would add an additional $2.7M in funding to combat Portland’s housing emergency.  The money would help fund homeless shelters, property purchases, short-term rent assistance and other programs. The funding would come from the Portland Development Commission ($1.1M) and a settlement the city received…

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