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I wanted to share this new resource with you. It is a network of locally managed Facebook Groups. It gives people a safe place to look for a shared housing situation. By using Facebook, we are using a medium that people already know and use. It can easily be accessed with a computer or smart phone.

It gives people a way to get to know each other before actually moving in together. It just opened this weekend, so it is small – but as the word gets out and more join, it can be a great resource in the community. The Australian group is over 700 people in one location alone.

Here is the direct link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1913345825564310/


I am proud to announce the first North American chapter of Seniors Share Houses – right here in Portland/Vancouver. This is a simple idea started by an individual in Australia who wanted to do something about the housing crisis faced by seniors in her community. We all know how tight the rental housing market is in our area – so hopefully this will help. Check out the website www.seniorssharehouses.net

Right now the website is brand new, but more information will be added in the days ahead.


Clackamas County Subsidized Housing waiting lists open from Jan. 23 through Jan. 29, 2017 – both  Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing

  • The application process will be available online.
  • You must apply between midnight on Jan. 23 and midnight on Jan. 29.
  • Not all applications will be placed on the waiting list.
  • Applications will be selected and ordered using a random lottery system. The day and time you apply has no bearing on whether your application is selected for the waiting list.

Your application status will be available online after the closing date. You will find instructions for obtaining status information during the online application process.

Eligibility for the Public Housing waiting lists is based on income and family size. Example: Household of 1 with an annual income of $40,000 qualifies for Public Housing but not Section 8. Use the calculator on the website to determine if you meet the income guidelines.
Source: Clackamas County Housing Authority


Looking for Rent Well? 4

Just added to the schedule – our next public Rent Well class! Starts – January 7, 2017 Every Saturday (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) through February 11, 2017 Rent Well is a tenant education training course that meets for 6 weeks, one 3-hour session per week. It provides a comprehensive overview of […]


Here is an update on services at Lifeability –

Rent Well

Rent Well is offered once a week at Lifeability.  The next class is not currently scheduled, but looks like it will not be until January.

Mini-Biz Guide

Check out our new set of workshops specifically designed for small business owners – www.minibizguide.com

Employment Skills

We continue to provide individual trainings on job search, career planning, on-the-job problem solving, and more. Check the Services link at the top of the page for more information.