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Forever home/aging in place resources

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Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse, self-neglect and financial exploitation of seniors and people with disabilities.

Catalyst Partnerships

Catalyst Partnerships provides home repairs, light remodeling, and cleanup services to homeowners who are elderly, disabled, and/or low income. See the Catalyst Partnerships website for specific qualifications, service details, and application information.

Shawn Mitchell

shawn@catalystnw.org

PO Box 1922
Beaverton, Oregon 97075

971-245-6555

Community Energy Project

The Community Energy Project provides weatherization and home safety repairs for low income qualified seniors and people with disabilities with 50% to 80% median family incomes (MFI). Services include direct weatherization services and home safety repairs such as installing grab bars, bathtub transfer benches, etc. Weatherization services available in Multnomah County; home safety repairs available in the City of Portland only. See the Community Energy Project website for specific qualifications and application information.

503-284-6827

Definitions of Abuse or Neglect

Abuse of seniors or people with disabilities can be physical, verbal, financial or psychological.

Home Repair Program

The purpose of the Home Repair Program is to improve, preserve, and increase the City of Portland’s ownership housing stock, targeting low income homeowners in support of City and the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) goals. Funds under this program are available as deferred payment, 0% loans. Homes must be single-family residences located in the City of Portland. Borrowers must be owners and occupants of home and household gross income must be at or below 80% of median family income (MFI). See the Home Repair Program website for specific qualifications and application information.

503-823-2375

Lead Hazard Control Program

The purpose of the Lead Hazard Control Grant is to decrease the risk of lead-paint poisoning in children by identifying and reducing lead-paint hazards in a home. Grant financial assistance is provided to have the property tested for the presence of lead-based paint hazards. Home must be owner-occupied residential property; a child under age six must occupy the home at least 60 hours a year OR a pregnant woman live in the home. Total household income must be at or below 80% of median family income (MFI). Home must be built before 978 and be located in Gresham, Beaverton, or Portland and within the counties of Multnomah, Clackamas, or Washington. See the Lead Hazard Control Program website for specific qualifications and application information.

503-823-2375

Public Guardian Program

Public Guardian/Conservator’s Program implements guardianship for profoundly mentally incapacitated, unable to care for themselves, and high risk due to abuse, exploitation or self-neglect.

REACH Community Development

REACH Community Development offers free home repairs via the Community Builders Program (CBP) for low income elderly and disabled homeowners, as well as children living in the home experiencing some type of home health hazard (i.e., lead poisoning, radon, mold, etc.). Questions may be directed to 503-231-0682 x7175.

Laura J. Recko

lrecko@reachcdc.org

4150 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97239

503-231-0682

Rebuilding Together Portland

Rebuilding Together is a nation-wide organization providing critical home repairs, modifications, and improvements for qualified homeowners at no cost. Homeowners in Multnomah County at an income below 80% of the median may qualify for assistance. Home must be located in the City of Portland and homeowner must be financially and physically unable to complete repair themselves. See Rebuilding Together Portland’s website for specific qualifications and application information.

503-943-7515

ReFIT

ReFIT is a non-profit volunteer organization providing home modification services for physically and financially challenged homeowners who wish to remain living independently in their homes.

Homeowners in Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington County who have mobility limitations and an income below 80% of the median may qualify for assistance. See ReFIT’s website for specific qualifications and application information.

PO Box 8353
Portland, Oregon 97207

503-698-8382

The Gatekeeper Program

The Gatekeeper Program is an organized outreach effort designed to identify, refer, and respond to at-risk older adults and people with disabilities living in our community.

To Make a Multnomah County Gatekeeper Referral Contact

Provides 24-hour information and assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers by assessing their needs, identifying services to meet those needs and linking them with providers.

1-855-ORE-ADRC

Understanding Self-Neglect by Older Adults

A U.S. study has indicated that nearly one half of all officially investigated elder abuse cases—and two thirds of neglect cases—involve self-neglect.

Warning Signs of Abuse or Neglect

It can be difficult to tell whether abuse is occurring, and it can be even more difficult to get the people in the situation to talk about it.

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