Stories

Housing Stability

A Sheltering Shield: Eviction Legal Defense

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2024

In the intricate dance of life, there are moments when the music falters, and threat casts a daunting shadow over the hopes and dreams of individuals.

Housing Stability

29 Housing-Related Terms to Know

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

United Way of the Columbia Willamette believes that housing is not a luxury, it is a basic human right, and that everyone deserves to have a safe and affordable place to call home.

Housing Stability

NAYA Brings Culture and Beauty to Housing in the Cully Neighborhood

Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2022

A red, geometric pattern encircles the modern-looking, four-story podium building found in the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland. This pattern, emblazoned into slats of wood, represents friendship and comes from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

Housing Stability

Fight For the Right to Stay Housed

Thursday, Mar. 17, 2022

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette ended 2021 with a $200,000 investment in the Eviction Defense Program, with the hopes of building resiliency and renters’ rights through the Oregon Law Center.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Building Community, One Bite at a Time

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022

Hunger is not an insoluble, nor an isolated, issue. This ethos drives the work of Clackamas Service Center, a non-profit based in Clackamas County providing community, food, hygiene and resilience to families and individuals seeking it.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Dialing In Distress

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

In an increasingly digital world, picking up your phone and calling an information line seems horribly outdated.

Housing Stability

Make a Dad’s Love Count this Giving Season

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

Glenn and his daughters struggled to find somewhere to safe stay after they lost their apartment. See how support from community members like you helped Glenn and his family thrive.

Housing Stability

Gaining Daily Inspiration Through Volunteering

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019

I've been in Portland, Oregon almost 20 years now, half of my lifetime, so to say the least, I consider Portland my second home. And I want to make sure that I leave this place better than when I first got here, so I began volunteering.

Housing Stability

A Safe Place to Call Home

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Two years ago, Happy Star and her children didn’t know where they were going to sleep from one night to the next. See how support from donors like you, made all the difference.

Housing Stability

Home Is Where You Keep Your Belongings

Monday, May. 7, 2018

Two years ago, Stephanie, a single parent, found herself in an unimaginable situation. Despite having a full time job Stephanie couldn’t afford rent in Washington County, and she and her six year old daughter, Teja, became homeless.

Housing Stability

Safety Net Support Creates Long-Term Impact for Local Families

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Three years ago Katrina was desperate to find a place to live for her and her son, Adan. She was determined to turn her life around after suffering years of abuse, trauma and addiction, but had no credit and was facing a mountain of debt. Three years later she’s working full time, studying accounting and Adan is thriving.

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