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Gresham’s development-ready commercial centers are connected by new infrastructure, amenities and opportunity.
Use the City’s services directory to easily find the information you need.
A homelessness support program providing employment while keeping parks and open spaces clean.
We’re looking for talented artisans to participate on July 15. Apply now for jury consideration. Space is limited per medium.
Central City Concern Clean Start, under contract with the City of Gresham, provides paid mentored work experience for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. The Clean Start team cleans up Gresham's trails and open spaces in areas impacted by homelessness.
Homelessness is a complex, challenging issue and a top priority for the City.
The City Council has included homelessness in its
2016 Council Work Plan. A citizen-led task force on homelessness investigated issues and solutions from a Gresham perspective. The task force report will inform Council of potential next steps.
In the meantime, the City is working in partnership with local organizations and other government agencies in response to this growing community issue.
The City's new Homeless Services Specialist serves as a
single point of contact for individuals in need. For more information contact
Aaron Sando at 503-618-3210 or Aaron.Sando@GreshamOregon.gov.
Gresham now provides paid, mentored work experience for
individuals transitioning out of homelessness through the Central City Concern
(CCC) Clean Start program. Read about Clean Start.
Clean-ups occur regularly along the Springwater Trail and other areas. More than 120 camps were posted and cleaned in 2015. Report problem camps and illegal dump sites through My Gresham.
The City joined A Home for Everyone to place nearly 700 local veterans into permanent housing.
The City's Neighborhood Enforcement Team proactively works with the community to address livability issues.
The City's partner JOIN specifically works directly with the homeless, helping them gain stability and return to housing.
In February the City closed a 60-acre parcel along the Springwater Trail, known as Gresham Woods, to all human activity to allow this area to recover from serious environmental damage. Additionally, JOIN outreach workers are providing low-impact camping education to the homeless to prevent further destruction in other areas.
The City assisted with the 2015 Point-in-Time Count. It provides critical data on homelessness for resource allocation and decision making.
The City partners with Human Solutions and other social service providers to bring families out of homelessness using federal Community Development Block Grants.
The Second Home program provides stable housing for Gresham high school youth in partnership with the Gresham-Barlow School District, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and East Metro Mediation.
Councilor David Widmark and two Gresham residents serve on the board of directors for Home Forward, which advocates for affordable housing where families are being priced out of the community.
The City is participating in a countywide effort to reduce homelessness by 50% by the end of 2017.
Dozens of strategies have been approved by A Home for Everyone, and $30 million in new investments for 2016-17 are under consideration by Multnomah County and the City of Portland to implement these strategies. If fully funded:
A number of services are available countywide for those seeking homeless services and assistance.
Contact the Gresham Police Department's NET tip line at 503-618-2638 to leave neighborhood tips and information. Callers can remain anonymous or leave contact information for officers to follow-up on.
Read about NET.
Helps provide housing for homeless students in the Gresham-Barlow School District.
Read about Second Home.
Human Solutions provides homeless and other services to people in the area.
JOIN is a local homeless outreach organization; supports the efforts of the homeless to transition into permanent housing.
Or call 2-1-1 for local shelter information or visit 211.org
Emergency shelter and services guide
Report: Gresham Task Force on Homelessness
For more information, contact Joe Walsh, Senior Manager for Neighborhood Prosperity and Youth Engagement, at 503-618-2372 or Joe.Walsh@GreshamOregon.gov.