The Turnkey Capital Campaign

Turning The Page On Student Homelessness

Be a part of this innovative solution to student housing.

College Student homelessness is pervasive in Oregon, with 50% of students experiencing housing insecurity. While few solutions exist to address the problem, one evolving sustainable solution is the ARCS (Affordable Rents for College Students) program established by CHNW in 2020. Since its inception, ARCS’s low barriers to entry and subsidized rents offer safe and inclusive housing to students experiencing homelessness.

However the tremendous need remains a stark reality. Oregon’s college students are experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity at all-time highs.

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Students who experienced
food insecurity in the prior
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Students who experienced
homelessness in the
previous year

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Students who experienced
housing insecurity in the
previous year

Building On A Unique Opportunity

Understanding this urgent need, the Oregon Legislature generously granted funds to CHNW through Project Turnkey to purchase a hotel in east Portland which is being renovated into 72 low and no cost studios.

The Turnkey Capital Campaign Specifics

In an effort to increase the state’s supply of emergency shelter and transitional
housing, CHNW was selected by Project Turnkey to convert the Ponderosa Inn in Gresham, Oregon into much-needed affordable housing. With this unique partnership, CHNW now owns a new property that is ready to be renovated and will be earmarked for ARCS/low-income housing.

The Turnkey Capital Campaign, with a goal of $8.9 million, will pay for the renovations of the former hotel, ultimately providing 72 studios that will double the capacity of the ARCS program. This first-of-its-kind project will create a meaningful impact for housing insecure college students by creating, subsidized and supportive housing that will contribute to success, well-being, and stability.

50 units will be made available at low cost/no cost to ARCS students experiencing
homelessness
, and the remaining 22 units will be affordable at 50% Area Median Income (AMI).

This unique public-private partnership brings together communities, businesses, government, and philanthropy, allowing CHNW to create deeply affordable housing for vulnerable college students for a fraction of the cost of traditional affordable housing.

Be A Part Of This Innovative Solution To Student Housing

We need your help to complete the Turnkey Capital Campaign. Your investment in renovating this building facility will change lives.

To make an immediate gift or discuss your support, please reach out to Ryan Sturley – rsturley@chnw.org or (618) 210-8747.

CHNW is a 501(c)3. All contributions are tax-deductible.