Oregon Harbor of Hope



Create safe spaces for those who need it most. 

Bottom Line for Portland

Oregon Harbor of Hope is dedicated to creating safe spaces for the houseless throughout Oregon in lieu of the tents/tarps on the sidewalks, in the streets and public right of ways.  We believe our houseless neighbors deserve a safe place to sleep with access to food, water, and healthy hygiene.


For 5 years, Harbor of Hope has been on the frontline working with the houseless. In 2018, we launched a shower truck, laundry truck, and food van which traversed Portland visiting homeless camps, churches, and food pantries providing bare essentials like food and water, hot showers and clean clothes.  In 2019, Harbor of Hope developed the Navigation Center, a shelter which has temporarily housed over 500 clients.  Last year, we spun out Home Share Oregon as a stand alone 501c3.  Home Share matches homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages with renters who can’t afford skyrocketing apartment rents.


In 2021, responding to the fallout of the pandemic, Harbor of Hope pivoted and honed our mission to create safe spaces for the houseless with solutions that can scale. Harbor of Hope develops communities for the houseless which includes 2-person tiny homes (ModPod), and community restrooms, showers, and kitchens. The state-of-the-art ModPod was designed, engineered, and manufactured by LIT Workshop based on the firm’s 25 years of experience building retail stores for global brands. Today, Harbor of Hope is poised to take this vision and develop our sanctioned community which will be the gold standard for creating safe spaces for the houseless. 


Our founder, visionary, and Chairman Homer Williams retired from his development company in 2016 to create and lead Harbor of Hope. After a career of developing beloved places like Forest Heights, the Pearl District and South Waterfront, Homer has turned towards his biggest challenge yet, helping to bring safe spaces to all those living on the streets. 




“The city, county and state are working hard to address our crisis, but they cannot solve this problem alone. The private sector must get involved to help turn this problem around. This is our city. This is our home. These are our homeless. We can make a huge impact and give people hope. They need our help.” 


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our last two board members are from the BIPOC community.  The people we serve are the most marginalized members of our community, the homeless who live in tents/tarps on our sidewalks, in our streets, and public right of ways. We serve all peoples and we do not discriminate.

$8,490 raised of $50,000 goal
100 donations
17% of Goal


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