Homelessness is a large problem in Beaverton. There are no shelters within the city limits. An inclement weather shelter closed in 2013. Rents are climbing and people are losing their homes. Bethel members recognize the problem and are tackling it in several ways.
Habitat For Humanity
Bethel staffs Habitat workdays twice a year to build affordable housing in our community. Habitat for Humanity lifts struggling families out of their cycle of poverty. Willamette West Habitat for Humanity will finish building and selling 9 homes this year. Bethel also supports Habitat for Humanity at the annual breakfast and lunch fundraiser by buying several tables. Volunteer for our next build here!
There is no shelter in Beaverton that takes children. Family Promise is a group of volunteers concerned about the number of children affected by homelessness in the Beaverton School District. Family Promise helps stabilize homeless children and their families in Beaverton. Family Promise is recruiting church congregations to provide temporary housing for families. Bethel is a Supporting Congregation of Family Promise.
Resolution on Affordable Housing
As a result of our Social Justice Committee focus on Affordable Housing, Bethel passed a Resolution of Affordable Housing. We recognize the growing problem in Beaverton and advocate for affordable housing.
Contact us if you'd like more information about working for affordable housing in Beaverton.