"I am grateful for the medical rides from Northwest Pilot Project."



Northwest Pilot Project’s core work is to assist low-income seniors 55 years and older, who live in Multnomah County and are capable of independent living , in obtaining and maintaining permanent affordable rental housing. In today’s housing market in Portland, our work is more critical than ever.

Navigating access to and then securing housing that’s within the budget of very low-income seniors is very challenging. This is our area of expertise.

Read more about what affordable housing is, our approach to our work, and our measures of success.

If you need assistance with housing or are at risk of losing your housing, click here.


Northwest Pilot Project provides transportation services to clients enrolled in our Housing Program to assist with:

  • Medical rides
  • Housing-related rides
  • Shopping/Personal business rides
  • Our transportation services are designed to support Multnomah County seniors in maintaining their health and independence in permanent, affordable housing.

If you have questions about our transportation services, please contact us at 503-227-5605.


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.

Please contact Laura Golino de Lovato at 503-478-6868 or if you are interested in learning more about how to support this program.

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.

If you are interested in displaying your art at NWPP, please contact Wendy Rudman at 503-478-6877 or for more information.

If you are interested in sponsoring this program, please contact Laura Golino de Lovato at 503-478-6868 or

Our January artist is David Emmons.

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