Corvallis Housing First

Corvallis Housing First Corvallis Housing First oversees an emergency winter homeless shelter, ‘Partners Place’ and the Women’s Rental Assistance Program. Corvallis Housing First porvides an emergency winter homeless shelter and oversees ‘Partners Place’ a permanent, supportive housing first project for persons experiencing long-term chronic homelessness.
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In addition, CHF coordinates a Women’s Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) which offers rental assistance and case management for women with children, single women , and families who are in danger of loosing their housing. We are dedicated to the motto of: “a roof over every head” for the citizens of Corvallis and the surrounding area.

Mission: Providing solutions for ending homelessness & achieving self-sufficiency

Operating as usual

"Study after study shows that the criminalization of homelessness is not only morally questionable – it is an expensive ...
08/25/2015
We shouldn't treat the homeless like criminals | Stephanie Thomson

"Study after study shows that the criminalization of homelessness is not only morally questionable – it is an expensive and ineffective way of dealing with the issue." Some excellent stats and references in this article to help us understand the need to address the underlying causes of homelessness.

It is not only morally questionable to punish people who sleep on the streets – it is also an expensive and ineffective way of dealing with homelessness

08/04/2015

Reprinted from the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Aug. 3, 2015 (Movers & Shakers):

Officers & Directors
Corvallis Housing First announced last month that it has confirmed six new board directors.

Gregg Olson, acting executive director, reported that the new board members represent a wide array of homeless advocates from a number of backgrounds.

The new board members are:

• Sara Power is a Methodist minister and director of the nonprofit group Room at the Inn, a center in Corvallis that provides a safe emergency home for women during the winter.

• Jean Schumer holds a doctorate in public health and works as a licensed social worker at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

• Tom Sherry is a retired religious educator for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Corvallis, and a management specialist for large organizations.

• Brad Smith has been a board member and a ReStore volunteer for Benton Habitat for Humanity.

• Former Benton County Sheriff Diana Simpson-Godfrey is joining the board. Her experience in community safety and policing will benefit CHF.

• Cosimo Storniolo has been working as an internal medicine physician at Samaritan Health Services in Corvallis for 13 years.

Corvallis Housing First acting executive director Gregg Olson addressed the July 21 quarterly gathering of the Corvallis...
07/27/2015

Corvallis Housing First acting executive director Gregg Olson addressed the July 21 quarterly gathering of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. Gregg explained some of the root causes of homelessness in our community, ways in which our homeless neighbors are underserved and how the "housing first" model has demonstrated success across the nation, helping people reach the first step toward permanent housing.

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07/25/2015

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Corvallis Housing First's cover photo
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Corvallis Housing First's cover photo

Corvallis Housing First
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Corvallis Housing First

06/10/2015

Letter to the Editor: Proposal to Site Homeless Shelter Near Airport Would Benefit Only Homeless Pilots May 20, 2015

I appreciate the Gazette-Times' articles in the past few months drawing attention to homelessness issues in Corvallis, but I was dismayed by the April 29 story about opposition to the proposed downtown location. The article appears one-sided, giving voice to inaccurate information and intolerant attitudes.

A coalition of homeless advocates has dedicated years of service and energy to sheltering homeless men and women in Corvallis. Their efforts to develop a permanent shelter have been deliberate, thoughtful and transparent. They have worked together with the city and groups providing meals, jobs and other essential services.

Homeless people are not a homogeneous group, not all "convicted of sex offenses," but as varied as the rest of the population: veterans, mentally disabled, socially isolated, financially bankrupt, children, students, men and women.

Homeless shelters don't attract homeless people to our town. Shelters don't foster crime, but may be reducing harm by helping people stay off the streets. And a homeless shelter near the airport only seems convenient for that subset of homeless people who own a private jet.

Homelessness is a societal problem, and presents a moral imperative. Sheltering those without a home is a basic tenant of any just society and of all our great religious traditions. "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members." Please support the efforts of homeless advocates in our town.

Cosimo Storniolo

Universal housing is cost effective
05/23/2015

Universal housing is cost effective

Timeline Photos
05/23/2015

Timeline Photos

Corvallis Housing First's cover photo
05/14/2015

Corvallis Housing First's cover photo

Men's Shelter
05/14/2015

Men's Shelter

Men's Shelter
05/14/2015

Men's Shelter

Office hours at the shelter
05/14/2015

Office hours at the shelter

Partners Place
05/14/2015

Partners Place

Corvallis Housing First
05/14/2015

Corvallis Housing First

Address

425 SW Madison Suite Q1
Corvallis, OR
97333

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 00:00 - 23:00
Sunday 08:00 - 23:00

Telephone

(541) 207-8699

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Great Breakfast this morningand community response for REAL SOLUTIONS in homelessness!!!!! Thanks to the 5 guys from Phi Kappa Psi and 5 from Phi Delta Theta who were the muscle and Manpower to take down and clean up!!!!i Thanks Garrett Michael Johnson...You are the man!!!