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Connery Place Apartments to Provide Affordable Housing and Support to Students

Posted by on Feb 28, 2023 in Affordable Rents for College Students

College Housing Northwest is excited to announce the acquisition of the Connery Place Apartments, located one block from the Portland Community College Southeast Campus, near the intersection of 82nd and Division Avenues. The purchase of this property was completed in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and is unique in that it […]

Associate Spotlight: Josue Guevara

Posted by on Feb 13, 2023 in Employee Services

WARNER-PACIFIC UNIVERSITYMAJOR – BUSINESSASSOCIATE COMMUNITY MANAGER Prior to starting my role at College Housing Northwest (CHNW), I wanted to learn more about property management from a non-profit perspective and to be part of an organization that focuses on addressing the lack of affordable housing accessible to students. Now I feel fortunate to say there has […]

Student Spotlight: Maritsa Tatchukova

Posted by on Jan 3, 2023 in Student Life

College: Portland State UniversityMajor: Psychology Community Assistant When I was preparing myself for college, one thing I didn’t think about was housing. I worked on my grades, test scores, gaining experience, anything and everything I could do to make sure I excelled academically once I got here. What I didn’t consider was how much housing could […]

ARCS: A Program Creating Stability

Posted by on Sep 20, 2022 in Affordable Rents for College Students
ARCS: A Program Creating Stability

In the summer of 2020, College Housing Northwest (CHNW) initiated the Affordable Rents for College Students (ARCS) program to provide rental subsidies to students most in need of housing assistance. Through ARCS, over 45 students now have stable housing, and postsecondary institutions and nonprofits are more aware of the extent of housing instability among our […]

Stressful News, Stressful Times

Posted by on Jun 28, 2022 in Employee Services
Stressful News, Stressful Times

Even though we knew it was coming, it is still horrifying. On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in an inconceivably simple-minded way, struck down the precedent established by Roe v. Wade that legalized the right to privacy and safe, legal healthcare decisions.  Let’s be clear: wealthy people will always have access to […]

How an Affordable Housing Program Supports College Students Webinar

Posted by on Jun 7, 2022 in Affordable Rents for College Students
How an Affordable Housing Program Supports College Students Webinar

In May, we teamed up with SchoolHouse Connection to talk about our latest initiative: Affordable Rents for College Students (ARCS), and the ever-increasing problem of housing insecurity for college students across the country. In a live webinar on May 11th, our panel discussed how programs like ARCS can help overcome some of the challenges students […]

Employee Spotlight: Trish Palacios

Posted by on Mar 11, 2022 in Employee Services

TRISH PALACIOS NORTHERN MARIANAS COLLEGEMAJOR(S) – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTASSISTANT SITE MANAGER As a new employee of College Housing Northwest, I feel very fortunate and thankful to be given the opportunity to work with this amazing organization. There is not a second in my workday when I don’t feel like I have the support or resources to […]

Celebrating Black History Month

Posted by on Feb 4, 2022 in Racial Equity

This week marks the beginning of Black History Month. Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on past and continuing racism, discrimination, and mistreatment of Black Americans as well as to celebrate the often-overlooked impact Black Americans have had in shaping our country’s society and culture. While it’s critical to acknowledge the mistreatment of Black […]

Student Spotlight: Jorda Harlow

Posted by on Jan 19, 2022 in Student Life
Student Spotlight: Jorda Harlow

Throughout the Spotlight Series, we highlight residents and staff to learn about their experiences at College Housing Northwest. Jorda Harlow PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITYMAJOR(S) – MARKETINGMINOR(S) – COMMUNITY & SOCIOLOGYRESIDENT AMBASSADOR College Housing Northwest is changing lives. I say that in the present tense because I would not be attending Portland State University and about to […]

Racial Equity: Year in Review

Posted by on Dec 22, 2021 in Racial Equity
Racial Equity: Year in Review

For our final racial equity post in calendar year 2021, CHNW is providing an update on the progress we have made since our initial post to this blog in June: We completed the 2021 Racial Equity Assessment of the CHNW, including a complete assessment of board, company operations, and resident services and support. We launched […]

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