Entries by Thomas Phillips

Family Center Update

As you may have heard, Human Solutions made the difficult decision with our partners at Multnomah County on February 7, 2018 to temporarily suspend operations at our Family Center Emergency Shelter while we investigate the status of our roof. The building’s roof has experienced some slow leaks that have caused some areas of the ceiling […]

The Numbers

“With Oregon exploding onto the national scene in the last decade, becoming one of the most popular destinations to move to, the area east of 82nd Avenue—including East Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, and Fairview—has come to be affectionately called “The Numbers.” It has one of the area’s highest concentration of school-age children, a sky-high poverty rate, […]

Human Solutions Family Center guests collaborate with local photographer

Guests at the Human Solutions Family Center collaborated with photographer Rachel O’Rourke to share their stories. During a 10-month social practice project, they captured what it’s like to be forced from home following experiences like job loss and escape from domestic violence. These photographs are on display until February 25th, 2018 at the Collins Gallery […]

Property Management Request for Proposals

Human Solutions Inc. (H.S.I.) is seeking proposals from qualified property management firms (PM) to manage five of its affordable rental housing communities.  Details about the location, size and make-up of each property are located on the last page of the referenced Request for Proposal (RFP). Human Solutions Inc. is a private, nonprofit Community Development Corporation […]

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 […]