Renters & Landlords
Family Advocacy Program
Transitional Housing for Women with Children
Food Box Program
Housing Information & Referral
Homeless Education Services
- Families may live in the Community Action Hillsboro Family Shelter for up to five weeks. During their stay, staff help residents make a plan for housing and other needs in order to obtain long-term self-reliance and stability.
- Our family shelter is the lead partner in the three shelter network in Washington County. The other family shelters in the network are Good Neighbor Center in Tigard, and Family Bridge in Hillsboro. Families in need of emergency shelter may call one number to place their name on the central wait list for all three shelters » 503.640.3263. The wait for shelter is usually 2-3 weeks.
- Single homeless persons in Washington County may call Open Door Counseling Center which is a day shelter where clients can obtain food, do laundry and take showers.
- Please call 503.648.6646 for information about rent assistance.
- For information on shelters in other counties, call 211info at 503.222.5555.
- For renters with barriers such as evictions, criminal convictions and negative credit history, Rent Well housing readiness trainings can help. These free 12-hour rental education classes discuss topics useful to tenants, such as tenant rights and responsibilities, budgeting, housing laws, etc. To sign up for Rent Well classes in Washington County, or for more information, call 503 640.3263.
- Families and individuals seeking affordable housing in Washington County should visit Housing Connections to search by area, rent amount, or other criteria for available properties.
- The Washington County Housing Authority lists affordable rental units as well.
- To locate the Housing Authority in another area in Oregon, visit the HUD listing of Oregon Housing Authority offices..
- Landlords may be interested in the Rent Well program for their prospective tenants, or may want to list available properties on the Housing Connections web site.
Family Advocacy Program:
- Community Action provides Family Advocacy and Case Management services for families with children living in Washington County who are homeless or have received a notice of termination from their housing provider. Family Advocates help families define goals, identify resources and address barriers to stable housing.
- For more information on the Family Advocacy Program, call 503.640.3263.
- HopeSpring is a 12 month program for women with children who are homeless or in unstable housing, and in recovery for chemical dependency and⁄or are survivors of domestic violence. Families are encouraged and supported in their efforts to become financially self-sufficient and to strengthen family relationships. HopeSpring applicants must be referred by an agency or other case worker.> serves women with children who are victims of domestic violence, in recovery from substance abuse, and/or are homeless.
- For more information, or for an application, call 503.640.3263.
- The Hillsboro Family Shelter provides food boxes to anyone in Washington County. Hours are Monday through Friday 5:30pm until 9:00pm, and weekends 9:00am until 9:00pm.
- For information on food resources during daytime hours or for other areas, call 503.640.3263, or 503.222.5555.
- Visit Community Action's online database to FIND community resources.
- Or call 503.222.5555 to speak with a trained I&R Specialist who can help connect people in need with the services available to help meet those needs.
- In partnership with the Hillsboro School District, Community Action provides assistance with enrollment, school supplies, transportation, record transfers, and links families to resources for housing, health and school nutrition programs.
- Information is provided to parents and schools about the rights of homeless students and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act. The McKinney-Vento Act is the federal law that entitles children who are homeless to a free, appropriate public education, and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance, and success in school.
- For information call the McKinney-Vento Student Advocate at 503.640.3263.
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