About Human Solutions
Our Guiding Principles, Theory of Change & Commitment to Equity
Human Solutions has been helping homeless and low-income families build pathways out of poverty since 1988. Our 245-mile service area, in outer East Portland and East Multnomah County, includes some of the highest poverty neighborhoods in Multnomah County. We offer services in four interrelated areas:
- Prevention Services: Last year, we helped over 9,000 households avoid having their utilities shut off and remain warm and safe in their homes by providing utility assistance. We also help over 440 households remain in their homes each year through short-term emergency rent assistance.
- Direct Services to Homeless Families: We operate emergency shelter, transitional housing, “Housing First” programs, and permanent supportive housing. Acting on the belief that housing is a basic human right, we move homeless families into permanent housing as quickly as possible and then offer them the supportive services necessary to stabilize their situations and overcome their homelessness.
From Our Community
“Thank you for all you have done to help my family find housing and our lives back on track.”
“Thank you for all of your support. I have never had to ask for help before, and your staff were so supportive and understanding.”
“The staff at Human Solutions helped me when I had nowhere else to go. They put me on a path to a better life.”
Human Solutions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the state of Oregon. Our tax ID # is 93-0977166. All cash donations are tax deductible as charitable contributions, provided that no goods or services are received in exchange.