Our Just Future (formerly Human Solutions)
Our Just Future (formerly Human Solutions) counters the forces that keep people and communities in poverty by building relationships and assets that create opportunity – today and for future generations. East Portland and wider Multnomah County is the heart of our investments, advocacy, and programs.
Bottom Line for Portland
Our Just Future works in East Portland and wider East Multnomah County to help neighbors experiencing homelessness or housing instability have the housing security every one of us deserves. Since 1988, we have worked in this diverse area, where we partner with about 15,000 people every year. We offer a range of services, including emergency shelter and rapid rehousing, training for career-track jobs, and new affordable housing for the long-term stability of people in our region. Our 19th affordable-housing community opens in early 2023, for a total of 897 apartments.
“If I hadn’t had this resource, I don't know if I’d still be here. Without having a safety net, it’s really difficult to work on mental health and self-regulate. My life is on track and I have the resources to continue moving forward on my own.” – emergency shelter resident
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Racial justice is at the forefront of our work. As a social-services and affordable-housing provider in one of the most racially diverse areas of our state, Our Just Future has a responsibility to counter the racial injustices that are foundational to America’s inequitable housing and economic systems. Our personal and organizational work toward justice, equity and inclusion is essential to how we show up, especially in our efforts to deliver equitable results for BIPOC and create a connected community where everyone is valued and has access to the tools they need to thrive.
All donors get an exclusive custom (3x6) sticker that says what needs to be said: Housing is a Human Right.
Celebrating Nellys Taqueria for providing meals to feed the folks staying in our emergency shelters. Sharing food is a powerful act of community. We are grateful to every volunteer and business stepping up to help!