HBF approves new project in Tigard for homeless families

GNCHome Builders Foundation has announced it has accepted a new project for 2016! Good Neighbor Center (GNC) is a family shelter in Tigard with a mission to provide safe, emergency housing with supportive and empowering services for families. The shelter has nine bedrooms and a capacity of 36 clients that live at the shelter for a total of six weeks. GNC houses 200-300 individuals (70-100 families) each year, and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Up to fifty families are on the waitlist at any time looking for a safe place to sleep at the shelter.

The renovation project will include an expansion of educational programs for children of homeless families in the shelter, as well as address ventilation issues in the shower rooms. The addition will add dedicated space for Homework Club, private tutoring, preschool programming and storage for program needs.  This expansion will provide them with more space in which to operate a long existing and critically important program for homeless children.

HBF is actively searching for a HBF Builder Captain for this project. If you are interesting in learning more, or are interested in donating labor or material to this project, please contact Brenda Ketah.