Join us for a “Thanks for Giving” Happy Hour

 
We are partnering with KBOO and IRCO to say thank you to our donors and to celebrate being included in this year’s Willamette Week Give!Guide.  Join us for beer and snacks as our way of saying “Thanks for Giving!”

WHEN: Monday, November 20th, 5-7 PM
WHERE: Lagunitas Community Room
237 NE Broadway St. #300
Portland, OR 97232

Please RSVP at rsvp@humansolutions.org

 

Meanwhile don’t forget to find us, along with 148 other local nonprofits, in the Give!Guide, which goes live on Wednesday November 1st! Give online through the Give!Guide for fun incentives, coupons, and discounts at businesses around the Portland area.  

New report finds rent assistance benefits housing stability and employment

Human Solutions participates in the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP), which helps participants get on track to stable employment and housing.  For the past year and a half, we have been working with partner organizations to evaluate the impact of rent assistance through EOP for people at risk of homelessness.

The evaluation shows that, compared with people who did not receive rent assistance,  recipients were 38% more likely to complete employment training and 67% more likely to obtain career track employment. On average they also increased their income at double the rate of those who did not receive assistance.

In fact, the report shows that recipients increased their income by triple the amount of the rent assistance they received. Also, 76% of recipients remained housed a year after they stopped receiving assistance, suggesting that rent assistance leads to long term housing stability.

Read the full report: EOP Rent Assistance Final Report.

Thanks to our partner agencies and Worksystems for producing this report with a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust.

Dennis’ 7 Dees Reindeer Magic Blanket Drive

Each year, Dennis’ 7 Dees hosts a blanket drive for Human Solutions at their Reindeer Magic event.
The event features live music and live reindeer, a holiday train, a visit from Santa, and more!
Bring a new or gently used blanket for families in need.

Saturday, December 2nd, 10 AM – 5 PM at Dennis’ 7 Dees, Lake Oswego (Tickets available here)
Sunday, December 3rd 10 AM – 5 PM at Dennis’ 7 Dees, Cedar Hills (Tickets available here)

Happy Holidays, from Human Solutions!