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College Housing Northwest Receives Top Marks

Posted by on Nov 22, 2021 in Employee Services
College Housing Northwest Receives Top Marks

We are pleased to announce that once again College Housing Northwest has been recognized by Oregon Business in its annual “The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon” survey.  Scores are based on employee satisfaction in five areas: work environment; management and communication; mission and goals; career development and learning; and benefits and compensation. […]

Pilot Program to Address Student Homelessness Expands This Fall

Posted by on Nov 12, 2021 in Affordable Rents for College Students
Pilot Program to Address Student Homelessness Expands This Fall

Far too many college students begin their year with a deep anxiety about having shelter and enough money to purchase groceries or pay their heating bill.  More than 52% of students across 17 Oregon community colleges reported being “housing insecure” during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a national survey by the Hope Center for College, […]

Political Battles in an Oregonian School District

Posted by on Aug 31, 2021 in Racial Equity
Political Battles in an Oregonian School District

College Housing Northwest is using a racial equity blog platform to highlight topics and events related to both racial justice and racial equity in Portland and across the state of Oregon. Readers can expect new additions to this blog every two months.  For this posting, we’d like to bring attention to battles happening across the state in […]

Racial Equity at CHNW

Posted by on Jun 17, 2021 in Racial Equity
Racial Equity at CHNW

Juneteenth Welcome to our first racial equity blog post!  This new blog will serve to bring awareness to various racial equity and racial justice topics. Some of these topics will be of a historic nature, while some will be relevant to current happenings in our city (Portland), in our state (Oregon), in our country (the […]

College Housing Northwest and the Affordable Rents for College Students Program

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

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

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Archives
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

Posted by on Jun 2, 2020 in Racial Equity
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

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 […]

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