The City of Portland and Multnomah County fund year-round, winter, and severe weather emergency shelter. There are also privately-funded organizations that provide shelter services. There are 640 emergency shelter beds and 27 family spaces available year-round.
Winter shelter is available from November 1-March 31, unless otherwise indicated below. An additional 291 beds are available during the winter season, which includes winter shelter for men (146 beds), women (85 beds), and families (60 beds).
Severe weather emergency shelter is also available when the City declares a Severe Weather Notice, based on temperatures at 25 degrees Fahrenheit or below for several nights in a row, or other life-threatening weather conditions. When severe weather is declared, up to 250 additional beds may be made available for homeless persons.
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The Fix-It Fairs are free events designed to save you money and connect you to resources. Fix-It Fairs occur seasonally, on three Saturday mornings during the winter (between November and February) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at various locations around Portland. The first Fix-it Fair of the season is always the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Ave, Portland
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Rosa Parks Elementary School, 8960 N Woolsey Ave, Portland
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Jefferson High School, 5210 N Kerby Ave, Portland
All Fairs occur from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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What you’ll find at a Fix-It Fair
Ongoing exhibits and hourly workshops on such topics as:
Water and energy savings
Safe and healthy home
Food and nutrition
Neighborhood and community resources
Weatherizing your home
Gardening and growing your own food
Yard care and composting
Free lead blood testing
Hourly door prizes
Free professional childcare
Free minor bike tune-ups and flat tire repair for students and families
The 2010-2011 Fix-It Fair season was presented by The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability with support from the following sponsors: Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power, Portland Housing Bureau and Portland General Electric.
Location: Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave. Oregon City, Oregon
This free event will cover topics such as tenant/landlord law, affordable housing options, and housing discrimination. All are welcome. Landlords, tenants, home owners assoc, and buyers are encouraged to attend. Everyone’s welcome to come! Sessions include:
Housing Discrimination: Your Housing Rights and Responsibilities
Landlord/Tenant Law: What you need to Know
Affordable Housing: Local Housing Resources, What’s Available
If you have any housing questions, questions about the housing fair, call Clackamas County’s free Housing Rights and Resources line: 503-650-5750
Oregon has recently received $220 million in federal money to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure.
The Mortgage Payment Assistance Program pays the mortgage of a qualified recipient household for an entire year, up to $20,000. If you have suffered a loss of income of 25% or more, this program may help you keep your home. The deadline to apply is January 14, 2011.
Reynolds School District in collaboration with Multnomah County School Districts presents the 2010 Multnomah County Transition Resource Fair.
Time – 10am – 6pm on April 9th, 2010
Place: Four Corners, Reynolds School District
14513 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233
Independence Northwest will be sharing a table with several other metro area brokerages.
The fair will include resources on jobs, self-determination, health care, housing and training available to individuals living in Multnomah County and receiving (or preparing to receive) high school transition services.
For questions, please contact Shirley Burns (503.328.0428) or Shannon Selby (503.328.0423), the co-chairs of the 2010 Transition Resource Fair.