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Oregon ON and our members are honored to join the "old guard" of longtime Portland housing advocates, including former CDN ED Tasha Harmon and former Oregon ON ED Cathey Briggs, in advocating for affordable housing goals in the North Macadam URA, aka South Waterfront. Let's not repeat history - now is the time to seize the opportunity to secure land and developer commitments for affordable housing, so that people of all income levels can benefit from the massive public investment in this area.
Oregon Opportunity Network shared Hacienda CDC's event.
Let's spread the word about this great event sponsored by Hacienda CDC!
Oregon Opportunity Network shared a link.
The best kind of news for housing today! The National Housing Trust fund, enacted 8 years ago, will start to actually work - funding housing for low income Americans! Oregon ON is thrilled to be working alongside the National Low Income Housing Coalition and with our partners throughout the state to help bring this new revenue to Oregon. If projected calculations stand, Oregon will see and additional $7.1 million invested in housing for those who need it most. This is a great start. But there's much more work to be done! Join us to help increase this national funding source with the #UnitedForHomes campaign a plan to generate $330 million annually for Oregon. Together we can truly end homelessness and build a future when everyone has a home.
We were excited to host a great discussion in Portland last Friday on homeownership and equity - see recap below, and big thanks to presenters Hacienda CDC, Portland Housing Center, Proud Ground, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East and Native American Youth and Family Center!
Proud of the great work happening at the Welcome Home Coalition to build a movement for housing affordability throughout the region. Are you on the team yet? Endorse here: http://www.welcomehomecoalition.org
Don't want to read a 40 page report on potential local revenue strategies for housing? No sweat! You can read the whole report here, told via Twitter in 140 character tweets! #ModernDayCliffNotes #BecauseWeCanDoBetter #HousingMatters
We are thrilled to see Governor John Kitzhaber making affordable housing for homeless families a priority in his proposed budget! This is a great step forward for housing opportunity in Oregon. To succeed, you need a place to call home.
Here's a great op-ed from our friends at Oregon Walks in support of the new Portland tax to support safety and maintenance improvements for our streets. Oregon ON and many of our partners worked on an advisory committee this summer to improve the proposal, and recently testified in support to City Council.
Education, health, and happiness - a stable, affordable home is where it all starts!
Oregon Opportunity Network shared Jessica Larson's status update.
Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison writes: If the factors that make kids successful are the ingredients for a cake, then a home is the bowl. read more about his House Resolution 1213 to fund our National Housing Trust Fund and turn our federal funding strategy for housing upside-right! #UnitedForHomes
Oregon Opportunity Network shared a link.
Today is a #bigGive day with the Willamette Week Give!Guide. Donate today to one of our many Oregon ON members listed and you have a shot at $500 in Powell's Books store credit! https://giveguide.org/#intro
Our Ruth Adkins quoted in today's Oregonian article on the new proposed street fee. Thank you for your hard work on this policy to ensre a progressive plan to meet the community need while protecting lower income families. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/11/portland_street_fund_just_how.html
Oregon ON the Beat, November 18th, 2014 http://conta.cc/1uLJXWN
Way to go @NLIHC. We're proud to be a part of this team working towards a national solution for affordable housing funding. #UnitedForHomes
Oregon ON’s nine-month leadership program, LEAD ON (Leadership – Excellence – Achievement & Development ), is back and accepting applications. Ten participants from around Oregon will be selected in December to participate in this unique opportunity. Staff in senior management positions with direct reports and fiscal responsibilities are encouraged to apply.
Applications due December 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://oregonon.org/member_services/lead-on
Designed to take on some of the toughest challenges facing the housing industry, LEAD ON will provide you with tools you can put to immediate use and achieve results! This approach has been used for nearly 200 leaders in the CDC world through Achieving Excellence and NeighborWorks America.
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