“Oregon NMTCs have enabled The Salvation Army to complete Phase II of the SAFES building renovation on an expedited timeline, allowing us to provide a pathway to permanent housing for homeless women much sooner than originally anticipated,” said Bev Elwell, Divisional Finance Director of The Salvation Army – Cascade Division. The transitional housing will permit longer stays for participants and help homeless women establish a rental record, which is an essential component for securing permanent housing. While staying in the transitional housing, the participants will also be assigned an advocate to identify and assist with personal challenges and housing goals.
The upper floor renovations are expected to be completed in November of 2014. For more information on the SAFES facility, please visit www.safeshelterpdx.org.