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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Help Make a House Into a Home for Veterans

Welcome Home SoldiersOver the last several years, staff from the VA, community nonprofits, and local government have worked together to help get our homeless veterans off the streets and into homes of their own. More than 300 disabled veterans have made that transition. Yet for those who are moving off the street, many lack those necessities that many of us take for granted. They may be struggling to re-connect with the community. They need your care, and household goods, to make all the difference. 

We need 300 “Welcome Home” move‐in kits to help households transform their new apartment into a home. Your donations will go directly to a veteran family or individual transitioning into housing after weeks, months or even years of living on the streets. Your donation of household items will show our veterans that the community cares about them and provide those extra niceties that help make a house a home. Consider dividing up the list among friends or family or making a giving tree at work. 

To welcome these veterans into their new homes, members of Operation 305 are asking community members to make donations for Welcome Home kits. Click here for a list of household items to drop off at Bud Clark Commons Day Center, 665 N.W. Hoyt St., 24-hours a day, during the month of June. Call Stacy Borke at 503-280-4720 or email for more information.