To our community:
We know that now is a time of uncertainty for many of us as we each do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 while still caring for others.
Here at Northwest Housing Alternatives, we are working every day to make the best decisions we can to provide housing and services to the people we serve. The people who live in the housing we offer are likely to be most impacted by this crisis–seniors, people with disabilities, and families living with low-incomes.
At this time, we’d like to provide an update on how we are responding to the pandemic:
- NHA’s office will be closed. Employees are working remotely in order to continue our operations as smoothly as possible.
- The Annie Ross House family emergency shelter remains open. The shelter is designed so that each family has their own private room, which includes a bathroom and kitchenette, allowing for adequate social distancing. The common areas are closed.
- The Resident Services team will continue to serve our properties throughout Oregon with recommended modifications to protect residents and staff. For example, community gatherings have been cancelled, and coordinators are making calls daily to check in on residents.
- Our upcoming Spring fundraiser, the Lake Oswego Lake Run, has been cancelled. Read more about the decision and what you can do to help here.
During this time we’re committed to stabilizing housing for those living in our properties by providing assistance for those financially affected by the crisis. We’re also working to help seniors who are isolated because of the COVID-19 crisis by making sure they have access to the medication and food they need. In addition, we will continue to connect families to food resources, especially since many of them rely on school meals to feed their children.
These are the folks who will be most impacted by the spread of COVID-19, and these are the people that we are working to serve. If there is one lesson we’ve learned over the past week, it’s how interconnected we all are. It will take a community to find solutions to both the short-term and long-term impacts of this crisis. Thank you for being part of ours.