A New Home, New Future for Ride Connection
Ride Connection is growing right along with the transportation needs of the communities it serves. When it came time to look at what the organization needed to grow, a permanent place to call home was on the top of that list. “We want to create a space that benefits our communities -- where community could gather to learn about transportation options,” said Elaine.
To fulfill its vision, the committee reached out to REACH and Human Solutions since housing and transportation are key components in promoting healthy, livable communities. REACH works to provide quality, affordable housing for individuals and families and Human Solutions helps low-income and homeless families gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing.
The three organizations eventually focused in on a plot of land positioned on NE 99th and Glisan near the Gateway Transit Center. Portland Housing Bureau had ownership of the land at Gateway and after a review of proposals, the $1.5 million property was awarded to Ride Connection, Reach, and Human Solutions given that their plan for the use of the land was closely on par with the city’s priorities to create livable and sustainable communities.
A Brief Overview
For a downloadable pdf overview of the project, click here.