[Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2022]
Neighborhood House has embarked on a plan to expand services over the next 10 years that includes relocating their senior services and food pantry to a single location on Barbur Blvd. and building affordable senior housing at their current headquarters in Multnomah Village.
The first phase of the expansion has begun, with the purchase of a building near the Trimet Barbur Transit Center to house the relocated and expanded food pantry and senior center. Over the next year the organization aims to raise $3.3 million of the $3.7 million needed for the purchase and renovation of the new center, which is slated to open in the fall of 2023.
As part of its “Growing Our Village” campaign to develop the facility, Neighborhood House is offering free tours of the future home of its food pantry and senior center to interested community members. Tours are scheduled now through the end of October.
Here’s how a Neighborhood House rep explained the project in a recent email:
"Our Food Pantry vision is to create a Westside Food Cooperative to eliminate food insecurity and support all neighbors on limited incomes to make ends meet. Our Senior Center vision is to grow our service offerings and tailor them to culturally specific needs. Thus, our purchase and renovation of a transit-accessible building on Barbur Blvd will support this growth, allow for customized service space, and create synergies between programs. The two-story, 15,866 sq. ft. office building is centrally located between downtown Portland, Beaverton, and Tigard. It is conveniently located across from the 30th Ave. station for the planned MAX Southwest Corridor light rail expansion.” Learn more about this initiative and Neighborhood House at nhpdx.org.
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