Housing assistance programs pair rent assistance and case management services to meet the unique needs of each family and individual to help move them back into housing and make sure that housing placement is stable. There is a vast array of programs designed to meet a variety of needs and provide specific populations services. These programs include:
Short-Term Housing Services:
Eviction prevention: short term rent assistance to help maintain current housing
Rapid resolution: short-term financial assistance to end homelessness
Longer-Term Housing Services
Rapid rehousing: up to 2 years of rent assistance and case management
Permanent Supportive Housing: financial assistance and case management to end homelessness for families and individuals as long as needed
Shelter Plus Care, VASH, RLRA and other programs that provide permanent supportive housing
To access housing assistance programs please contact Community Connect at 503-640-3263.
Finding home at the Viewfinder: Charlene
In 2020 Charlene’s family was evicted from their Beaverton home over complaints from a neighbor and briefly stayed with her daughter in Beaverton. That’s when they found the Good Neighbor Center, where they lived for several months until the organization’s housing specialist helped them find a home at another Beaverton apartment complex.
When the complex was due for renovations a year later, the housing specialist suggested the Viewfinder. Charlene recently earned a degree in medical billing and coding and is looking for a career in her field. Ultimately, she plans to own her own home, and staff at the Good Neighbor Center connected her with the African American Alliance for Homeownership to work towards that goal. Her oldest son is 21 and has autism, so he will continue to live with Charlene long term.
“It's just nice not having to worry about coming up with a lot of money for an apartment,” she explained, “and it means a lot that my kids know we're stable.”
To learn more about Charlene’s experience moving into permanent supportive housing, click here.