Emergency Housing Network

The Emergency Housing Network brings together hundreds of community partners and stakeholders who want to network with, educate, or update other advocates and agencies serving the homeless and at-risk populations of greater Salem.

The Emergency Housing Network meets every second Thursday at the Union Gospel Mission on 345 Commercial St NE from 11am to noon. Attendance is open to organizations and advocates interested in comprehensive collaboration to end homelessness.

Salem Housing Authority runs each Emergency Housing Network meeting and publishes a monthly newsletter of agency events and updates. Contact us to sign up for the newsletter e-mail list or to present your organization at a meeting.

Only EHN agencies may submit lottery nominations on behalf of their clients. Dial 211 to find a shelter within the Salem area.

EHN is hosted by:



SHA’s Homeless Rental Assistance Program (HRAP) is Salem’s Housing First Initiative to permanently house the most vulnerable 100 chronically homeless individuals in the City of Salem. The program consists of providing rental assistance, barrier removal funding, facilitation of access to crucial services, peer support and intensive case management.

Additionally, SHA has committed 100 Housing Choice Vouchers to graduates of the HRAP program to ensure their long-term housing stability and self-sufficiency.

Launched in July 2017, HRAP is a City-funded program administered and operated by SHA in collaboration with ARCHES.  Various sectors are critically important to the success of the program, including health/mental health care providers, law enforcement, courts, homeless service providers and other social service providers.

All referrals go through ARCHES for assessment prior to being referred to SHA. Please call ARCHES at 503-399-9080 to schedule an appointment.


In partnership with ARCHES, SHA’s Veterans' Assistance Program (VRAP) provides rental assistance, barrier removal funding and intensive case management to homeless veterans. The goal of the program is to permanently house least 42 homeless veterans annually as well as to provide the wrap-around supports necessary for their long-term housing stability.

VRAP is funded by a grant from the Oregon Health Authority and is operated by ARCHES. Please contact ARCHES at 503-399-9080 for more information.