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College Housing Northwest and the Affordable Rents for College Students Program

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College Housing Northwest and the Affordable Rents for College Students Program

College Housing Northwest began a pilot program in 2020 to provide housing for college students in the Portland area experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. The Affordable Rents for College Students program, or “ARCS”, provides monthly rental assistance and supportive services to students in need while also reducing typical housing barriers such as security deposits for […]

Addressing Student Homelessness & Housing Insecurity – Part 3

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Addressing Student Homelessness & Housing Insecurity – Part 3

This represents the third post in a three part series discussing issues of basic needs insecurities prevalent among college students nationwide. In this post we highlight the work that College Housing Northwest (CHNW) is doing currently to address these issues, and outline additional recommendations that might help this growing problem. — College Housing Northwest Approach […]

Pride Month

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Pride Month

Pride month, this year, falls amidst a momentous time in America, amidst an ongoing pandemic and the reigniting of the movement for Black lives. When reflecting on the history of Pride it is noteworthy that the first Pride event was deemed a riot. This is significant because of its parallel to what we are witnessing […]

Black Lives Matter

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Black Lives Matter

At CHNW, we are grief-stricken over the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, as well as the many victims of violence that go unnamed in America. We are heartbroken and troubled by the devastation caused, both recently and, inconceivably, over the last four centuries. We are heartened by leaders across the country who […]

Addressing Student Homelessness & Housing Insecurity – Part 2

Addressing Student Homelessness & Housing Insecurity – Part 2

This is part two of a three part series discussing issues of basic needs insecurities prevalent among college students nationwide. In this post we highlight the College Housing Assistance (CHAP) program in Tacoma which provides affordable housing to college students experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. — The Tacoma Model Tacoma Community College (TCC) is located […]

Addressing Student Homelessness & Housing Insecurity

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Addressing Student Homelessness & Housing Insecurity

This is a three-part series introducing a topic that is surprisingly invisible to most people – but not to most college students. In the first part, we will introduce the crisis of basic needs insecurities that more and more students are facing in Oregon and throughout the country. In the second, we will give an […]

CHNW: Operating Through the Pandemic

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CHNW: Operating Through the Pandemic

I don’t think any of us could have imagined the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on us. There is so much that we all take for granted that has, all of a sudden, come into clear focus for us – our connections with others, our freedom of movement, our hygiene habits and basic necessities like toilet […]

The Amy is Officially Open

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The Amy is Officially Open

The Amy is officially open! The Amy represents CHNW’s continuing effort to provide more affordable housing in well-supported communities for college students. The Amy is 141 units located just a couple blocks from Portland State University with whom CHNW has been affiliated for nearly 50 years. Everyone at CHNW is thrilled to be opening this […]

Student Spotlight: Marley

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Student Spotlight: Marley

Throughout the Spotlight Series, we highlight residents and staff to learn about their experiences at College Housing Northwest. Congrats to one of our Lead Resident Ambassadors, Marley, who will be graduating this Spring. Marley earned a double degree in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science at Portland State University. Marley will be moving to Delaware shortly […]

Introducing a Podcast Sponsored by CHNW

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Introducing a Podcast Sponsored by CHNW

We’ve been working on a pilot for a podcast sponsored by CHNW: aspirepodcast.com The Aspire podcast is focused on supporting college students, education, and personal development and growth. We’re interviewing people to explore the complex and dynamic ways we weave our way through life, how we overcome challenges and hardships and how we try to […]

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