CHNW and Covid-19

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 […]

College Housing Northwest Welcomes a New Director of the Affordable Rents for College Students Program

Posted by on Dec 20, 2021 in Affordable Rents for College Students

College Housing Northwest would like to welcome Pam Blumenthal as our new Director of the Affordable Rents for College Students (ARCS) program as of January 5th. ARCS is a pilot program in conjunction with Portland Community College, Portland State University, New Avenues for Youth, NAYA, and College Housing Northwest that provides housing with rental assistance […]

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 […]

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