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  • Date posted:
    January 8th, 2021
    The Portland Shared Prosperity Initiative - a partnership between Worksystems, Mt. Hood Community College, Oregon Department of Human Services and Joint Office of Homeless Services - will receive a $1M philanthropic investment from JPMorgan Chase to bring to scale a successful pilot to align workforce development, housing and social safety net systems to support the childcare needs of women, people of color and low-income households with young children who wish to pursue occupational training and enter middle-income careers. Over 18,000 families in Multnomah County lived below the poverty...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    December 21st, 2020
    We are pleased to announce that Worksystems has been awarded an additional $100,000 in CARES Act funding from the Oregon Health Authority to provide cash assistance to residents of Multnomah and Washington counties who have been impacted by the COVID-19 economic crisis - bringing our total funding to $600,000. Previous funding also included support for rent assistance. These services will focus on addressing the disproportional economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on people of color and will be implemented through our community-based provider networks in both counties. To date,...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    December 18th, 2020
    In December, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 4401, which extends the eviction moratorium on non-payment of rent to July 1, 2021. This means that with limited exceptions, landlords cannot evict renters for non-payment without cause until July of 2021. Tenants must file a form with their landlord to qualify for the protections. The Oregon Law Center is hosting a training on Jan. 6 on the new eviction moratorium . Register here . Multnomah County also voted to extend the current state of emergency, which extends the moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent and provides for a...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    November 23rd, 2020
    Worksystems is excited to fund pre-apprenticeship training for Washington County residents receiving SNAP benefits! In partnership with Washington County, this funding is being provided to prepare food stamp recipients for a career in the trades. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Sign up for an info session to learn more! If you or someone you know has ever considered a career in construction such as welding, electrical, carpentry, masonry, HVAC technician or machinist, this opportunity may be for you! Construction is growing in our region and...// Read more