The fact is our region’s booming economy is leaving some people behind. Housing prices are high, and homes close to schools and jobs, and with enough bedrooms, are increasingly difficult to find.
That’s why we've worked with Portland and our providers to launch Home for the Holidays -- a push to help 40 families leave shelter for a permanent home by Jan. 15. And that’s why we’ve asked property managers and owners across the region to step up by offering available units to families and learning more about the support services that we offer to support and honor their partnership. In return, the county’s three family shelter providers, Human Solutions, Community of Hope and Portland Homeless Family Solutions will work with families and landlords to find a fit and offer support services to help families be successful.
Let’s make sure this holiday season is the last these families spend in a shelter!
Everybody can help! Donate new or lightly used furniture and household goods -- linens, cookware, appliances, toiletries -- to the Community Warehouse. Your donations can ensure that families not only have a warm, dry place this season, but that they’ll also have the things they need in their homes to thrive.
Learn more by visiting www.communitywarehouse.org, calling 503-235-8786, or going to 3969 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97212.