Family Housing Services

Helping Families Thrive

From providing needed job training for newly arrived immigrants at the turn of the century to helping families today transition from homelessness to permanent housing, Neighborhood House stands as a beacon of hope for families in need in the Portland area.

Our goal now, as it was in 1905, is to help low-income and homeless families meet their basic needs in the short term, and to put them on the path to achieving long-term self-sufficiency.



Takeena Servi, a veteran, had tried to get pregnant for years. Finally, she succeeded – and she was thrilled. The pregnancy, however, proved complicated, ultimately leaving her unable to work. When she gave birth to her daughter, Nova, the baby was extremely premature, weighing just 1.5 pounds at birth. Little Nova spent 109 days in the hospital before finally coming home. Mere days later, Takeena’s husband left.

With no job and no support system, Takeena didn’t know where to turn.

The hospital social worker referred Takeena to Neighborhood House, which provided her with free housing and a case manager as she and Nova rebuilt their lives. The family received healthy meals from the Food Pantry, allowing Takeena to focus on her daughter’s extensive medical needs until Nova received a clean bill of health. Takeena then worked with her case manager to access the resources to fund a cross-country move, so she could raise Nova near family.

“Neighborhood House gave me the gift of time with my child,” Takeena says, looking back on those challenging years. “She had so many needs, and I was able to be there for her.”

Today, mother and daughter are happy, healthy, and excited for what lies ahead.

Rapid Rehousing

Are you in need of transitional housing? Our Rapid Rehousing Program helps homeless families with children through referrals from A Home For Every One.

The program offers hope and stability when you feel all is lost and empowers you to overcome barriers – whether internal or external – and gain the skills you need to secure and maintain permanent housing, as well as build a more stable and successful life for you and your family.

Our main location is 19th Avenue Apartments, a site-based apartment complex in the Hillsdale neighborhood near Wilson High School in Southwest Portland. We also have scattered housing units across the metro area owned by a private landlord in the community.

The program also offers the following support services:
• Family case management
• Adult education and literacy
• Employment assistance