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FREE Summer Lunches at Patton Park

Lunches in the ParkPatton Square Park, across from Patton Apartments, was selected to participate in Summer Meals, where 50 free lunches will be served Monday through Friday, all summer long.

This grant from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon will help us reach more kids to build healthier communities. Thank you, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon!

About Summer Meals:

Summer is a happy time for many kids. However, for children whose families struggle to afford enough food, summer… Read More »

NeighborWorks Week 2016

NNW2016This week is NeighborWorks Week and we’re joining 200 other NeighborWorks organizations to mobilize tens of thousands of residents, business people and government officials in a week-long celebration of neighborhood change and awareness. Together we are rehabbing and repairing homes, conducting neighborhood tours, recognizing successful partnerships and hosting a number of events that educate, train and inform.

Today we partnered with Walsh Construction, PCRI,… Read More »

Bringing Health Home

Health HousingWhat would you do if you needed to address your health right now? You call your dr’s office, make an appointment, drive over and see a doctor or nurse.

But what if you don’t have a primary physician? Or access to car or public transit? In that case, you put it off until you can no longer ignore it, or until you end up in the emergency room.

Not only is it difficult for people living on low-incomes to afford housing, navigating the complexities of the health… Read More »

NeighborWorks Community Building Day

NeighborWorks and REACHThis June, we are teaming up with NeighborWorks to bring a Community Building Day to a NE Portland home. This marks the culmination of the first phase of a larger home retention effort started by the City of Portland.

During NeighborWorks Week (June 4-12), REACH and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country are mobilizing tens of thousands of residents, business people and government officials in a week of neighborhood change and awareness. Together, we… Read More »

The Nuts & Bolts of Building Passive House

Passive House case studyEver wonder how we brought down energy use by 68%? Now you can read about our journey to develop and build Orchards at Orenco, the largest multi-family passive house certified building in North America.

Passive House building is gaining momentum, and for good reason. The focus of passive design is to consciously reduce the amount of energy a building is using. But that is simplifying things immensely. Building to passive house standards means building differently… Read More »

REACH Resident Spotlight: Cyrus

Cyrus LydayCyrus Lyday, editor-in-chief of Cleveland High’s student newspaper and REACH resident, won a prestigious Gates Millennium scholarship. This ardent sports fan tutors younger Native American students and is headed to the University of Oregon to study journalism. Cyrus is one of 23 students that received a Gates Millennium Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship designed to help promising low-income minority students attend college and graduate.

From OregonLive:

Cyrus… Read More »

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