Arbor Lodge Shelter Focus Group Forming

The Joint Office of Homeless Services is seeking members for a focus group on the development of the Arbor Lodge Shelter. See the release below:

A focus group for the design of the Arbor Lodge Shelter (at the former Rite Aid Site) is forming!

The Joint Office of Homeless Services, Multnomah County, and Do Good Multnomah are looking for input!

The focus group will be a team of 6-8 community members. The group will provide input for the design of the long-term transitional shelter planned to open fall of 2023 at 1952 N. Lombard. At this time, major changes are not planned for the exterior of the building. We are looking for input on design of the exterior of the site – such as the parking lot, fencing, and landscaping. For more information on the Arbor Lodge Shelter, please see:

Total time commitment is up to 4 hours spaced over 4 meetings. The 4 meetings will occur between October, 2021, and April, 2022. Focus group members will gather 4 times for an hour each, to offer feedback on the design of the long-term shelter.

To apply to participate in the focus group or to nominate a community member, please contact Andrea Matthews at Please respond with your interest or nomination by October 12, 2021.

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