According to the Out of Reach 2018 report issued by The National Low-Income Housing Coalition, Oregon ranks 17th on the list of most expensive states in which to rent an apartment. Hawaii is number one.
In Oregon, a minimum wage worker ($10.75/hr.) must work 65 hours each week just to afford a one-bedroom apartment at the fair market rate (FMR). That rate is now $904.00 per month. The average NWPP client can afford, on average, to pay only $392.00 per month.
NWPP helps low-income seniors in Multnomah County navigate the course to permanent housing they can afford. Your support helps us provide housing search assistance, case management, short -term rent assistance, and moving costs.
Mark O'Donnell to Receive Housing Program Award
Note from Laura Golino de Lavato, Executive Director
Mark O'Donnell is a sponsor of the NW Pilot Project Housing Program. We are presenting him with the Agency Impact Award.
This award recognizes a significant contribution that provided a transformative opportunity for NWPP.
Mark's special sponsorship of Northwest Pilot Project's Housing Program has resulted in over 400 households over the last four years - that's over 450 individuals (some households have two members) - getting stabilized in housing.
The people helped by Mark's contribution got off the streets or were prevented from losing their housing.