Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS) is a local organization that provides assistance to homeless families with children—offering temporary emergency shelter, housing and prevention services, teaching life skills to help families achieve self sufficiency, and advocating for the alleviation of family homelessness.
In 2018, PHFS successfully raised funding needed to purchase a property in the Lents neighborhood. The property will become the new Portland Homeless Family Solutions headquarters, and will be comprised of a 16,000ft2 building and eight 2-bedroom apartments. The location will operate as an emergency family shelter for 26 families a night, be the home of PHFS’ housing and prevention programs, and offer wrap-around services like mental healthcare, childcare, life skills training, and more. In addition, the new campus includes an acre of land which PHFS plans to develop into long-term housing affordable to people making very low incomes around 2020.
We reached out and are so excited to say the new PHFS Lents Campus will have Allwood floors.
The perfect color for healing.
The interior color pallet PHFS has chosen is intended to help build dignity, restore power, and promote autonomy based on “trauma-informed” architecture and design. It just so happen Seashell was the perfect color. Seashell is a part of our engineered Bamboo line. In addition to its environmental benefits, Bamboo is an extremely hard-wearing material when manufactured to Allwood’s standards. It is naturally resistant to moisture and is very durable. This—along with Seashell’s tranquil color—made it the ideal choice for the new PHFS campus.