Building Homes with Del

Del was born and raised in Southeast Portland’s South Tabor neighborhood. “Mount Tabor was my backyard,” says the 67-year-old. He bought his first house in the late 1970s, but lost it—along with his son and fiancé—in a fire the day before what was to be their wedding shower. “I’ve had a lot of losses,” Del … Read more

What is Housing Case Management?

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Northwest Pilot Project’s mission is to offer opportunities for a life of dignity and hope to low-income seniors in Multnomah County. Housing case management is one of our primary tools to meet our mission. But what exactly is housing case management, and how does it work? Listening to needs and goals As rents continue to … Read more

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

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You may have heard the term “Permanent Supportive Housing” as an approach to addressing houselessness in our community. But what is it, actually? Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is an approach to supporting people exiting chronic homelessness consisting of deeply affordable housing paired with services tailored to the person’s needs. PSH helps those with the highest … Read more

Emmons Place Groundbreaking

  Emmons Place – 146 units, estimated completion Spring 2023 Located in Portland’s immensely walkable Northwest neighborhood, NHA began construction on 146 studio units in a complex rehab/new construction project in July 2021. The building is named for Portland affordable housing advocate Susan Emmons who, as past executive director of NW Pilot Project, has been a passionate and determined … Read more

The Long-term Rent Assistance (LRA) Evaluation

LRA Evaluation: Executive Summary The Long-term Rent Assistance (LRA) Evaluation In 2018, the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) was contracted by Northwest Pilot Project (NWPP) to conduct a longitudinal qualitative evaluation of the Long-term Rent Assistance (LRA) program. The evaluation had one main objective: To explore the initial impacts of a long-term rent … Read more

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