Motel to Shelter Housing Insecure Gresham Residents with $7M grant


Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation

credit: Zimbio

The Oregon Community Foundation announced that it will provide Rockwood Community Development Corporation (Rockwood CDC) with nearly $7 million in funding to acquire and renovate a 75-room motel in Gresham to accommodate the community. Some individuals or families with unsafe housing.

Data shows that unsafe housing for children is related to mental health and material problems. Abuse and increased behavioral problems-all of these can hinder children's success in school.

Oregon Community Foundation project officer Megan Loeb said that the Project Turnkey Advisory Committee chose Rockwood CDC to provide funding because of "their expertise and track record in providing culturally relevant programming to serve under-resourced, multicultural populations throughout outer East Multnomah County."
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