What We Do
The lowest income households in Multnomah County face a severe challenge in acquiring apartments affordable at their income level. This forces many very poor households to rent housing that consumes the majority of their monthly income leaving little for other essential needs. In time, high rent burdens lead to desperation and homelessness. At ...
I met Manuel a couple of months ago. He’s of average height and weight. His handshake is firm and callused from years of construction work. One of the first things you notice about Manuel is the determined and proud look in his eye. Manuel went on to tell me that he started with nothing, working day and night to make ends meet for him and his family. Gradually, he got better...
The knocks came early.
At around 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 23, Daniel Hernandez Garcia and his girlfriend of five years, Josefina Aguiniga, answered the door of their Southeast Portland home to find two officers.
“They told me they were police officers and they were knocking on doors in the neighborhood to make sure everything was okay,” says Aguiniga.