What We Do

Housing

Helping people secure – and retain – permanent housing is the ultimate goal of our work. We do this by placing people into rental apartments throughout the Portland metro area, and by operating three buildings for those moving from homelessness to housing.

We provide short- and long-term support for participants to rent housing units throughout the metro area. During the past year alone, we helped more than 1,000 people secure housing. But our work doesn't end there. We remain engaged, providing the follow-up services critical to successful placements and ensuring that once housed, people stay housed.

 LISAH - Low Income Single Adult Housing

  • ABOUT

    LISAH represents a step forward in the national effort to design, build, and maintain affordable housing. Located in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood, LISAH is the first modular housing project permitted by the City of Portland, and the second large-scale modular housing project in the city.

    Because of its modular design, LISAH is a high-efficiency affordable housing model that can be more readily replicated and scaled up and down by other modular builders around the country.

    Most importantly, our design, construction, and housing models all lend themselves to a deeply affordable housing project that can be operated in the long term while providing the lowest possible rents to tenants.

    With LISAH, we scaled down the typical SRO (Single Room Occupancy) model to allow for smaller groups of residents to share kitchen and bathroom spaces and to create more opportunities for accountability and community building. Read more about the LISAH Project here.

    in the news

    Portland Tribune:
    New Model Could Lower Housing Costs
    DJC Oregon:
    Project Team Finds a Way to Build Efficiently
    Oregon Public Broadcasting:
    SRO 2.0                     
    Holst Architecture:
    Time Lapse Video of Modular Construction

    Program Funders

    Oregon Housing and Community Sevices, U.S. Bancorp CDC, Umpqua Bank, Meyer Memorial Trust Metro, Wells Fargo, Home Forward, Veteran's Administration, Energy Trust of Oregon, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

  • Apartments

    • Barbara Maher Apartments (N Portland)

      32 units of permanent supportive housing for women

    • Clark Center Annex (SE Portland)

      22 units of permanent supportive housing for men

    Scattered Site Placements

    If you currently reside in Multnomah County and would like to be assessed by our Coordinated Housing Access Team, please complete this housing assessment form. Transition Projects' Housing Team will contact you as soon as possible.

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