NWPP advocates increasing the supply, affordability and accessibility of housing. We advocate with government entities including the City of Portland, Multnomah County, the State of Oregon, and the federal government. We also direct our advocacy at housing authorities, for-profit and non-profit building owners/property managers, and the media. Our goal is to ensure every low-income senior in Multnomah County has a decent, affordable place to live. Since there are not enough available apartments to meet the housing needs of low income seniors and construction of units is not keeping pace, we advocate increasing the supply, affordability and accessibility of housing.
Our Community Programs
Take a Senior to Lunch
Each month, a group of about 10 PGE employees treats a group of about 10 NWPP senior clients to lunch. This unique program provides a wonderful social connection on a regular basis for seniors who might not otherwise get out. It’s become so popular at PGE that there are now two PGE employee groups participating and there is a waiting list. NWPP selects and refers former clients to PGE staff. PGE staff handles all the logistics, selecting locations that are accessible for walkers, wheelchairs and service dogs. This year, NWPP and PGE will work together to reach out to other companies in Multnomah County to get them to build their own chapters of Take a Senior to Lunch.
Art in the Lobby
From paintings to textiles, photographs to sculptural art, Northwest Pilot Project’s Art in the Lobby Program celebrates and showcases senior artists. We provide a small showcase to artists, including many who are NWPP clients, who may not have had an opportunity to stage a show of their work. Each month we feature a different artist in our small lobby where the artwork is enjoyed by clients, staff and visitors.
Our November artist is Betsy Carnes.