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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 […]

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 […]

Affordable Student Housing Project: The Amy

Affordable Student Housing Project: The Amy

Affordable Student Housing Project: The Amy Portland’s rental market has doubled within the last several years, with vacancy rates remaining incredibly low. The average price of a studio apartment near Portland State campus is $1689 per month (including furniture, utilities, and Internet based

New Avenues for Youth Partnership

New Avenues for Youth Partnership

New Avenues for Youth Partnership Did you know that only 10% of foster youth will attend college? And did you know that of that 10%, only 3% will graduate? These alarming statistics motivated the formation of Avenues to College, a Portland Children

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