Hillsboro Bridge Shelter

Join us to learn next steps for the housing programs at the former Econo Lodge and fill out our community survey here 


Virtual Community Event 

Thursday, October 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. 

Hillsboro Bridge Shelter Virtual Community Event / Tickets, Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

Spanish Interpretation will be available 


Learn where the program is currently at, where we are going and how you can be involved! 


Únase a nosotros para conocer los próximos pasos para los programas de vivienda en el antiguo Econo  Lodge y complete nuestra encuesta comunitaria aquí.

Evento de la Comunidad Virtual
Miércoles 27 de octubre de 6 a 8 p.m.

Hillsboro Bridge Shelter Evento de Comunidad Virtual / Boletos, miércoles, 27 de oct, 2021 a las 6 pm | Eventbrite
Interpretación en español estará disponible

Right now, the programs offered at the former Econo Lodge are a Bridge Shelter and a COVID-19 respite shelter for people to safely quarantine. A Bridge Shelter offers temporary housing (around 120 days) to help individuals get back on their feet and transition into permanent housing. 


Econo Lodge Shelter Infographic English Spanish


Project Overview
In April of 2021, Washington County purchased the Econo Lodge Motel at 622 SE 10th Avenue in Hillsboro with grant funding from Oregon’s
Project Turnkey. Project Turnkey is a program created by the Oregon Legislature for the purpose of acquiring motels and hotels to serve as temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness. This project allows the County to provide additional short-term respite shelter options during the COVID-19 pandemic and support those experiencing chronic homelessness in our community.

This shelter opened on July 1, 2021 and is operated by Greater Good Northwest. Throughout the first year of operation, the County will continue to explore a range of options for the facility moving forward, with a primary focus on providing supportive, culturally appropriate housing services to vulnerable community members.   

Funding Strategy
The property was purchased with approximately $6.15 million through a grant from Project Turnkey and some funding from Washington County. Future funding sources needed for renovation work will potentially consist of a combination of additional federal, state and local affordable housing funds once a capital needs assessment is completed. Operation of the shelter is paid with Supportive Housing Services funds.

24-hour, onsite management with behavioral health staff onsite is provided by Greater Good Northwest. Bienestar and Urban League, two culturally specific providers, provide additional case management and outreach services.

Long-Term Use
As the property transitions from a temporary, COVID-19 respite shelter, use restrictions will require that the site be used in a way that provides affordable housing or programming that supports homeless individuals. County staff will work with the community, Board of Commissioners and the City of Hillsboro to ascertain the highest and best use of the site moving forward, after the first year of operations.

Additional Information
Read an 
informational flyer for the Hillsboro Bridge Shelter. Read frequently asked questions about Project Turnkey in Hillsboro in English or Spanish.

If you have questions or concerns you can reach Washington County staff by calling 503-846-4722 or by sending an e-mail to Shelters@co.washington.or.us.

The shelter operator also has a dedicated contact person for the community: 

Rich Flamm
Greater Good Northwest
Phone: 503-545-7188
E-mail: rflamm@greatergoodnw.org