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Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for homeownership program

To learn more about the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program in Southwest Washington, attend one of four orientations. These events are the first step in the partner-family selection process that Evergreen Habitat for Humanity undertakes on a yearly basis. Orientations are scheduled for:

Saturday, June 18, at Pacific Continental Bank – 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21, at Vancouver Housing Authority – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, at Clark County Food Bank – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 25, First United Methodist Church – 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 pm.

To register, call 360-737-1759 or email Applications will be made available from June 1 through June 30. For more information and to download an application, visit

Posted on June 1, 2016 and filed under housing, news.

Affordable Housing Fund holds public informational meetings

The city of Vancouver is providing information sessions to address the housing crisis by providing support to very low-income residents including seniors, families with children, people experiencing homelessness, veterans and people with disabilities and other special needs. 

 These city-sponsored informational sessions on the Vancouver Affordable Housing Fund are scheduled for

May 25, 4– 6 p.m.                                                     June 2, 7–8:30 p.m.

Firstenburg Community Center                            Vancouver City Hall

(Resource Room)                                                    (Aspen Room)

700 NE 136th Ave.                                                    415 West Sixth St.

Dates/times of additional sessions will be posted on the city website

 For more information please contact: Peggy Sheehan, Community Development Programs Manager or call 360-487-7952.


Posted on June 1, 2016 and filed under housing.

Challenges for affordable housing in a new era of scarcity


Vancouver’s severe shortage of affordable housing has made national news. The future of affordable housing will be the topic for the Clark County Commission on Aging, which is hosting a series of 11 discussions focused on affordable housing.

The most recent speaker of this series featured, Andy Silver, who examined policy choices that led to the shortage and what the community can do to overcome housing challenges. Silver is executive director of Council for the Homeless.You can find more information on past and future speakers here

Meetings will be in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. The presentations begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be open to the public.

Posted on April 27, 2016 and filed under housing.

Add your voice to the Fair Housing Survey and enter for a chance to win $100 in groceries


April is Fair Housing Month. Take the Fair-Housing survey and make your voice heard.

The purpose of the survey is to let your local governments and service providers know about your concerns and what you would change about the housing issues in our community. Your answers will be part of a regional planning effort for the counties in the Metro area including Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties. Feedback gathered from the survey will have an impact on actions of local governments and service providers, such as how and where public funds are spent on housing developments, infrastructure, programs, and more.

The survey should take about 20-25 minutes to complete. If you provide your name and address ON THE LAST PAGE, it will be placed in a drawing for a $100 grocery store gift certificate of your choice. There will be five winners! Answers are anonymous, and will be used for research purposes, You do not need to provide your name  unless you wish to be entered into the drawing.

The deadline for completing the survey is Saturday April 30. If you have questions, please send an email to or call Kim McCarty at 503-823-5312.

Posted on April 25, 2016 and filed under housing.

New Shelter opens in Multnomah County

The Human Solutions Family Center, which opened Monday, will provide year-round, all-hours shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County.

Families will be warm and safe during their shelter stay, and they will have access to a full kitchen, showers and a dedicated space for mothers with infants. Families will also have access to help finding jobs and permanent housing.

The Human Solutions Family Center is designed to hold 150 people. 

Posted on February 3, 2016 and filed under basic resources, housing.

Meyer Memorial Trust looking for input on Affordable Housing Initiative

Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) - a supporter of 211info - is engaged in a strategic redesign process that will reorganize its grant funding into priority areas that will each be guided by an overarching strategic framework.  As part of this redesign, MMT plans to concentrate and coordinate all of its affordable housing related investments within a new Safe + Stable Housing portfolio.  The portfolio will include MMT’s Affordable Housing Initiative as well as complementary grants and investments built around specific priorities informed by the community.

Share your input!  MMT has launched an online survey to gather input from stakeholders across the state on the scope and framing of this new portfolio.  If you work on issues related to affordable housing, homelessness, or homeownership in Oregon, MMT wants to hear from you!  Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey by May 8, 2015

The responses to the survey, along with additional information gleaned through interviews, focus groups, and an environmental scan, will help to shape MMT’s planning for its Safe + Stable Housing portfolio.  MMT will gather input and information over the next few months with the goal of announcing its plans in late fall 2015.

Posted on April 29, 2015 and filed under housing.

Yamhill County host homes for homeless and runaway youth needed

Youth Outreach Center in Newberg is now accepting applications for *SafeShelter Host Homes*. These homes (individual or family) would provide emergency shelter of up to 21 days for 11-17 year old runaways or homeless youth in our local communities. If you are interested in opening your home to youth in need, here are the details. 

Posted on April 9, 2015 and filed under housing.

Help identify Oregon's greatest housing needs at community events and online

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is reaching out to everyone in communities statewide, including residents, nonprofits, and other community agencies delivering housing and human services to our communities’ most vulnerable. They do that through two ways.


Posted on April 9, 2015 and filed under events, housing.

Beaverton Rent Well course begins March 4: registration Feb. 25

Tenants, don’t let your past or present stand in the way of obtaining stable housing. Among the programs to help, the Rent Well program does this in an empowering way. In order to earn a certificate, you will meet the demands of responsibility and personal stability as you learn about your tenant rights.

Posted on February 19, 2015 and filed under housing.