Families are part of the hidden homeless in Lane County. They don’t fit the stereotype of people flying signs at intersections or hanging out in downtown Eugene. Even people they encounter every day — co-workers, teachers, fellow students — may not know these families are homeless. Continue Reading...
Twice every year, representatives from property management firms, social service agencies and government agencies meet together at the Housing Partnership Workgroup. The goal is to create new partnerships between property managers and service providers which mutually benefit low income applicants/tenants and affordable properties. This is accomplished through opening channels of communication, facilitating housing of households with admissions barriers, working together to reduce turnover and cost caused by evictions, and mutually supporting successful tenancies and long-term housing stability. Continue Reading....doc
Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 3:00-5:00pm at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson, Fireside room
Housing Development Center (HDC) is pleased to announce that Andrea K. Sanchez has joined its team as director of project finance. Andrea will lead HDC’s work assembling and structuring financing for the development of affordable housing and community facilities serving low-income people, supervising a staff of five finance project managers. Read full Article..
Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East for our most inspirational event of the year at the 17th annual HopeBuilder Breakfast. Enjoy a free breakfast during this one-hour program that includes an update on Habitat’s involvement in the Portland Metro area, an inspiring keynote speech from Kiva co-founder Jessica Jackley, and testimonials from families who are on their way to homeownership. Read more...
You Don't Have to Live Here: Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It - By Tiffany Manuel, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Read full article Click here...
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017
WHERE: Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland
DESCRIPTION: Event includes raffle, games, live auction, passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dinner, live music and dancing. Tickets are $85 per person or $700 for a table of 10. The individual ticket price increases to $125 starting April 5.
The event supports affordable housing, emergency shelter, and other programs that benefit low-income families and families experiencing homelessness. For more information on volunteering, sponsorships, or to register, visit www.humansolutions.org or contact Sara Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-548-0283.
Photo by Kristal Passy Photography
“We feel enormous relief followed by gratitude. We are home, and now we know what’s going to happen. Years of limbo have ended.” - Joshua Patrick Continue Reading...
In November 2016, four families were displaced from their homes after a fire destroyed four of six townhomes at NE 27th Avenue and Killingsworth in Portland. Upon learning of the news, PCRI reached out to affordable housing provider Sabin CDC, who owns the property that was impacted by the fire, offering to assist in finding homes for the displaced families. Happily, two of the families recently moved into nearby PCRI rental homes with help from community partner Self Enhancement, Inc., ensuring the families remain in affordable homes and are able to stay in a familiar neighborhood. Read more...
“The board and staff are extremely excited to welcome Joni as HDC’s new executive director," said HDC Board Chair Bruce Whiting. "Joni is an exceptional leader, manager and partnership builder, who brings deep knowledge of our region’s affordable housing landscape and a proven commitment to strengthening housing opportunities for low-income people."Continue Reading...
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