Housing:Services & Outcomes
Northwest Pilot Project's Senior Housing Program
NWPP believes availability of and access to affordable housing is essential to ending poverty and social problems stemming from poverty. Our Housing Program is unique in that it tracks the outcomes of clients housed.
Housing Services provided:
- Comprehensive housing assessment
- Information and Referral to other community resources
- Development of a housing plan that addresses short-term and long-term housing needs
- Assistance with motel vouchers, rent assistance and transitional housing, depending on availability and eligibility for community funds
- Advocacy with current or potential landlords
- Permanent housing placement, including affordable housing search, move-in deposits, basic furniture and moving assistance
- Eviction prevention services
- Interpreters available for languages other than English
During our 2014-2015 fiscal year (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015) NWPP's Senior Housing Program provided housing services to 1578 households needing a variety of assistance other than transportation. Of those:
We placed 59 households in transitional housing.
We placed 268 households in permanent housing.
We provided eviction prevention services to 234 households.
We believe that long-term housing stability is the best measure of our success at ending or preventing homelessness for seniors. We measure our clients' success in their housing at three regular intervals: 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after placement or eviction prevention services.
In 2014/2015, our success rates for permanent placements were as follows:
90 % remained successful after 3 months
94 % remained successful after 6 months
89 % remained successful after 12 months
Housing stability can be effected by decreased income and loss of unemployment benefits. Some of the individuals housed moved out of the area to seek employment.
NWPP's Commitment to Equity: Northwest Pilot Project staff members and Board recognize Oregon's history of discrimination and injustice, and the disparities in access to resources and opportunities that communities of color face today. NWPP is committed to evaluating and increasing the access, services and success rate in our programs for people of color. In our fiscal year 2014-15, 36% of the households we served in our Housing Program included a person of color. In thirty-seven percent of our housing placements and eviction prevention services, 92% were still successful in their housing 12 months after our assistance. These numbers are good, but we are working diligently to make next year's Equity Report even better.
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