Providing solutions for ending homelessness & achieving self-sufficiency.
A roof, a meal, and a community.
Corvallis Housing First currently provides an emergency winter homeless shelter and operates Partners Place, a permanent, supportive Housing First project for persons experiencing long-term chronic homelessness. In addition, Corvallis Housing First 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 losing their housing.
Corvallis Housing First has developed a three pronged approach of addressing homelessness:
- Currently provide emergency winter shelter with case management for up to 40 homeless men a night. Our future plans are to substantially increase permanent, supported housing beds for both men and women (in separate locations). Shelter services will be replaced with a small number of emergency (short-term) housing beds.
- Provide a Housing First apartment building for up to 18 chronic and disabled homeless men and women.
- Provide case management to transition homeless into housing, jobs, medical and psychological care.
The Corvallis Housing First outreach worker interacts directly with individuals who are chronically homeless or near homeless in the Corvallis community. The goal is to form strong partnerships with this population and work intensively to solve high priority issues. The outreach worker may connect individuals to medical and/or mental health services, substance abuse help, available vocational programs, housing resources, counseling and/or other appropriate resources as they are identified. The outreach worker assists individuals applying for SSI/SSDI disability benefits.
In the areas of emergency and transitional services, this program provides most vulnerable individuals who are chronically homeless or near homelessness with assistance to address basic needs. This assistance is intended to support individuals in ways that will help them with immediate need and also move them toward self-sufficiency.