On-site, community-based, and population-specific (LGBTQ youth, youth in foster care)

Most New Avenues housing programs require participants to be screened into the Homeless Youth Continuum. For information about screening criteria, please contact the Access and Reception Center at 503.432.3986. E-mail us at if you have any questions.

Site-Based Housing

Our 24-bed facility in downtown Portland provides transitional housing and supportive services, with residents engaging in 30 hours of productive time per week, including education, counseling, job training, and employment..

Community-Based Housing

Our community-based housing program helps youth transition into their own apartment in the community, supporting rental-search efforts, subsidizing housing costs, and providing other supports as needed.

New Doors

New Doors is a housing community for youth formerly in foster care based on the Oxford House model of self-governance.  Each resident is either working or in school.

Unity House

Oregon’s first-ever housing program for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness, Unity House and Unity House II expand on the LGBTQ-specific services we offer through SMYRC (Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center).

New Meadows

The New Meadows Dorothy Lemelson House  is a 15-unit housing complex for recent alums of the foster-care system and connect to nonprofit partner Bridge Meadows’ multigenerational community.