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We’re delighted to share our 2013-14 Annual Report! Click here or on the image to download. Huge thanks to our member Carleton Hart Architecture for report design!

 

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Oregon Opportunity Network
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Wednesday, October 22 at 6:45 p.m. ET, EPI’s Elise Gould will appear on Intelligence Squared U.S. to debate whether income inequality impairs the American dream of upward mobility.
http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/upcoming-debates/item/1159-income-inequality-impairs-the-american-dream

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Income Inequality Impairs The American Dream Of Upward Mobility

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Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. In the last 30 years, the wages of the top 1% have grown by 154%, while the bottom 90% has seen growth of only 17%. As the rungs of the economic ladder move further and further apart, conventional wisdom says that it will become much more difficult…

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Here comes the holiday season! Make it happy for a child in need - check out this info about our member Northwest Housing Alternatives' annual toy drive.

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We are gearing up for our annual holiday toy drive so that the children at the Annie Ross House emergency shelter and at NHA properties can enjoy a happy holiday season!

If you own or work for a business that would like to host a toy donation bin, we make it very easy to participate. Please email Mallory at anderson@nwhousing.org for details.

If you are an individual who would like to contribute, check out our Amazon wish list http://amzn.com/w/6YE2SI8PEDHD. You can purchase from the list and have items sent directly to our offices.

Thank you and happy holidays!

By: Northwest Housing Alternatives

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconOctober 15, 2014 at 9:38 am

We had a wonderful time at this event - check out the pix!

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Street Roots Family Breakfast 2014 Photos by street_roots on Photobucket

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Street Roots Family Breakfast 2014 Photos by street_roots. 90 photos.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconOctober 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

We are delighted to share our 2013-14 Annual Report: http://oregonon.org/about_us/ In the report, our Executive Director, John Miller, shares this message:
"Whatever happens this year, there is one thing that’s clearer and clearer to me: the more unified we are as an industry, the more we can achieve – literally the stronger we become. Thank you for your partnership and belief in the power of unity."

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Look at all the great groups coming to the conference! We've got Home Forward, Meyer Memorial Trust The Oregon Community Foundation Northwest Housing Alternatives CASA of Oregon NeighborWorks Umpqua Coastal Housing Center Portland Housing Center Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) Metropolitan Family Service Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services Oregon Opportunity Network Beneficial State Bank, and so many more!

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Interested in buying your own home? Want to meet trusted community providers who can guide you on your way? Our 9th Annual Housing to Homeownership Fair, here at NAYA on October 11th at 11am, brings families together to attend workshops on savings, home repair, creating your own cleaning products, and many other topics. Meet banks, brokers and find resources to purchase your dream home. A free meal for community and raffle items including mortgage and down-payment assistance will be offered. Find more information at http://nayapdx.org/housingfair

By: Native American Youth and Family Center

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconOctober 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

Thank you to everyone for attending our Gala and Conference! We were honored to have an inspiring keynote from Ted Wheeler, thrilled by the record-breaking turnout at both events, delighted to recognize the achievements of our members and partners, and so grateful for the support of all our wonderful sponsors! Stay tuned for photos!

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Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconSeptember 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Have you got your tickets yet? Three weeks from tonight, don't miss *the* social event of the year for Oregon's affordable housing and community development industry - the Oregon ON Awards Gala, presented by Chase!

We are thrilled to welcome State Treasurer Ted Wheeler as our keynote speaker. We can't wait to see everyone and honor the great work of our members over the past year. Registration closes Sept. 17th!

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Annual Awards Gala, Presented by Chase! – Sept 29 « Oregon Opportunity Network

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Housing opportunity and affordability is at a crisis point in Oregon; at the same time we are in the midst of historic transformation of health care and education and there is a huge opportunity and potential for collective impact across multiple agencies and sectors, and finding new tools and strat…

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 8:50 am

It is exciting to see Metro making this push and investment:

"By convening all these folks together we can really activate areas that aren't already activated," said Councilor Craig Dirksen. "We can coordinate work with others that are already doing it."

Councilor Bob Stacey cautioned that the project couldn't turn into a report that just sits on a shelf. "One task that this project needs to accomplish is to provide reassurance to everyone… that we are not just going to do another study," Stacey said. "We should use this two years to advance a positive dialogue."

Thank you to Metro Councilor Sam Chase for your leadership on this initiative, and the entire Council for supporting this update and re-energizing of focus on affordable housing opportunity in the Metro region!

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Metro would work with local communities in proposed affordable housing plan | Metro

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By Ben KittelsonBylined writers are Metro staff. Stories with a byline do not necessarily represent the opinions of Metro or the Metro Council. Metro news is committed to transparency, fairness and accuracy.Submitted:Aug 18, 2014 12:48pm A push by the Metro Council to look at affordable housing took…

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconAugust 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm

OPB discussing the grocery and affordable housing deal in NE Portland, and featuring Andrew Colas of Colas Construction, Inc. talking about their part in the development. Congrats, Colas!

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Natural Grocers Coming To NE Portland Site

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FRIDAY: We'll talk with the head of the Portland Development Commission and others about the deal that was just announced that would bring a Natural Grocers store to a controversial development site.

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Facebook IconAugust 13, 2014 at 9:31 am

Thanks to JOIN: connecting the street to a home for sharing this.

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It's three times cheaper to give housing to the homeless than to keep them on the streets

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Another study confirms that the most cost-effective way of fighting homelessness is to get some housing for the chronically homeless. Not only does it work, but it's dramatically cheaper than sporadic police and medical interventions.

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