Growing Problem of Family Homelessness

The Portland Tribune’s recent editorial on homelessness focuses on the growing problem of homelessness, as well as several solutions. The editorial highlights a growing and serious problem – children are making up a larger and larger percentage of those who are homeless.  In 2008-2009, over 18,000 school children were homeless at some point during the […]

Bridges to Housing releases 2009 Mid-Year Evaluation Report

On Thursday, October 8, 2009 Diane Yatchmenoff, Ph.D. of Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute presented the 2009 Mid-Year Evaluation Report to the Bridges to Housing Regional Steering Committee. This report focuses on the employment experiences of participants currently in Bridges to Housing, and has several interesting results: 45% of heads of households are either […]

Living on the streets? No thanks, not for me or anyone else.

I agree with the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Their column for The Nation, (read it here), provides an alternative to a July column that offers tips for folks forced to live on the streets. The National Alliance to End Homelessness urges us all to act as communities to create lasting solutions to homelessness and […]

Where God Left His Shoes Event

On July 16, 2009, Bridges to Housing and the Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter of the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials (PNRC-NAHRO) held a private screening of the film Where God Left His Shoes. This film, starring John Leguizamo, highlights the growing problem of family homelessness, following a homeless family in New York City. Nearly […]

Bridges to Housing Event, 7/16/09

Bridges to Housing has an exciting opportunity coming up next week! We are partnering with the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) to host a private screening of the film Where God Left His Shoes, a movie about a family experiencing homelessness in New York City.  This is an exciting opportunity to showcase […]