Are You In Need of Immediate Housing/Shelter?
Shelter Resources in Multnomah County
There are several shelters in Multnomah County for single men and women. Many shelters operate on a first, come first served basis or have waiting lists for their programs. In addition, most require that you have a current test for TB (tuberculosis) before you can enter their shelter. Some shelters serve to help people to have a place for just a night or two, while others provide a more residential program where participants can stay for a more extended period of time while working towards permanent housing.
First, if you do not have a current TB card you will need one before you can go into shelter. There are free TB tests available through the Multnomah County Health Department. Tests are done every Monday and Thursday from 1:15-3:15 p.m. at Transition Projects located at 650 NW Irving in Portland or you can contact 503-988-3406 for more information.
During the winter months, generally November-March, a few shelters will offer additional beds during the colder and wetter weather. During particularly inclement weather winter warming centers will open. Contact 211 for up to date information about shelters and winter warming centers.