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Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconAugust 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

Portland friends, help shape the vision for a massive redevelopment in and around the Post Office site. Will equitable housing and job opportunities be part of the mix? Please weigh in!

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PDC Town Hall

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USPS Development Concepts The Portland Development Commission wants your input.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconAugust 3, 2015 at 8:00 am

Oregon Opportunity Network's Annual Awards Gala Sept 21st - Celebrate with Us!

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Oregon Opportunity Network's Annual Awards Gala Sept 21st

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Oregon Opportunity Network's Annual Awards Gala Sept 21st - Celebrate with Us!

Oregon Opportunity Network
July 29, 2015 at 11:43 am

Oregon Opportunity Network shared Anti-Displacement PDX's album.

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Anti-Displacement PDX

Anti-Displacement PDX gathered at City Hall to celebrate the passage of ALL 11 of our anti-displacement measures by the Planning and Sustainability Commission last night. Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick joined us to voice their support for anti-displacement measures in Portland's Comprehensive Plan. The Plan now goes to City Council!

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

Oregon Opportunity Network added 2 new photos.

We were honored to stand at Portland City Hall this morning with Anti-Displacement PDX to celebrate the unanimous passage last night by the Planning and Sustainability Commission of a new Comprehensive Plan including policies addressing all 11 anti-displacement measures proposed by the Coalition - and to call on City Council to adopt the final Comp Plan keeping all the equity and anti-displacement measures intact.

Thank you to Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick for attending, and to all the partners - Living Cully Radix Consulting Group Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) Welcome Home Coalition Right 2 Dream Too 1000 Friends of Oregon Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon Coalition of Communities of Color Groundwork Portland Upstream Public Health PCRI The Community Alliance of Tenants Self Enhancement, Inc. & more!

An equitable Portland is possible!

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Oregon Opportunity Network
July 28, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Oregon Opportunity Network shared PCRI's photo.

Thank you to legislators, Governor Brown, and all the partners involved in passing this bill, and most important PCRI!

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PCRI

What a joy to join Governor Kate Brown today as she signed HB3082, helping families remain stable and self-sufficient as they increase their income. Thank you Governor, Lew Frederick, State Representative, Oregon Opportunity Network and Oregon Housing Alliance!

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 27, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Oregon Opportunity Network shared Anti-Displacement PDX's event.

Portland friends, please join us and Anti-Displacement PDX this Wednesday morning at City Hall!

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Press Conference @ City Hall

Press Conference @ City Hall

WEDNESDAY MORNING at 8:45! WE will have DONUTS and COFFEE!

The Comprehensive Plan (including ALL 11 of our recommended anti-displacement measures) is being passed by the Planning and Sustainability Commission and sent to City Council for approval!

Join the call to END DISPLACEMENT NOW by standing with as at a press conference to celebrate this milestone, and to let City Council know we are watching and expecting them to keep all of the new anti-displacement measures in the final Comp Plan.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Exciting opportunity to make a difference for housing statewide!

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We're Hiring a Housing Policy Manager - Neighborhood Partnerships

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Housing is the foundation of Oregon’s success. We need safe, decent and affordable housing options near employment, near schools, near our families and friends. It’s time to move housing to the top of our policy agenda and to hold our public systems accountable for meeting housing needs. If you agre…

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 24, 2015 at 7:18 pm

We're excited to participate in the The Oregon Community Foundation Haiku grant challenge for the Welcome Home Coalition Leadership Academy! How do you think we did?

End housing crisis?
We need to train new leaders.
Leaders need pizza.

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Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 24, 2015 at 10:59 am
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Cascadia Behavioral ready to start ambitious behavioral health site revamp - Portland Business...

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The Garlington House in Northeast Portland is set for a makeover that includes affordable housing.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 24, 2015 at 7:06 am

We're grateful to the National Low Income Housing Coalition for conducting research with Oregon voters focused on support for housing, including reform of the mortgage interest deduction. #Homes4ORegon

"This poll confirms the strong support that voters in Oregon have for increases in both federal and state funding to end homelessness and housing instability in our state,” said John Miller, Executive Director of Oregon Opportunity Network.

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Oregon Voters Express Strong Support for More Federal Funding to Increase Affordable Housing to...

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CONTACT: Renee Willis, rwillis@nlihc.org (202) 662-1530 x247 Desi Bellamy, Communications and Development Manager (503) 223-4041 x103 WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Oregon Opportunity Network,

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 23, 2015 at 10:45 am

Thank you, National Low Income Housing Coalition! "Oregon advocates are celebrating an unprecedented $60 million for housing programs in the budget passed by the State Legislative Assembly on June 6. The Oregon Housing Alliance (the Housing Alliance) and the Oregon Opportunity Network (Oregon ON) coordinated the effort to generate support for the new bond funding."

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From the Field: Oregon Advocates Win Unprecedented $60 Million in New Affordable Housing...

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Oregon advocates are celebrating an unprecedented $60 million for housing programs in the budget passed by the State Legislative Assembly on June 6. The Oregon Housing Alliance (the Housing Alliance)

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 23, 2015 at 10:05 am

Congratulations to the 13 funded housing proposals, and thank you to Governor Brown for highlighting this crucial investment: "Everyone needs a decent, affordable place to call home,” Governor Brown said. “By strategically investing in housing opportunities, we increase opportunities for Oregonians to make a better life for themselves and their families."

However, the state did not have enough funds to support the 17 additional qualified proposals, which would have provided another 742 homes to vulnerable families, veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities. #Homes4Oregon

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Oregon.gov: NewsDetail

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Governor Brown Announces State Funding for Affordable Housing
July 21, 2015

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Oregon Opportunity Network shared Innovative Housing, Inc.'s event.

This will be a great party!

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Erickson Fritz Apartments Grand Opening and 2015 FriendRaiser

Erickson Fritz Apartments Grand Opening and 2015 FriendRaiser

Please join Innovative Housing, Inc. for the grand opening of the Erickson Fritz Apartments. Come and see for yourself how these two legendary Portland buildings have been repurposed to create 62 homes with historic charm and modern amenities. We will also be unveiling specially commissioned art installations that explore the legacy of these storied buildings.

Immediately following the grand opening, IHI will hold its 2015 FriendRaiser – guaranteed to be the best progressive party in Portland this year! Join us as we celebrate IHI’s friends and supporters, the future of two historic buildings, and the vibrancy of present-day Old Town. Guests will work their way through newly constructed apartments hosted by some of Old Town’s coolest and most exciting establishments while enjoying diverse culinary offerings from local restaurants. Add live music by @[146096578779429:274:Dedric Clark and the Social Animals], locally crafted beer and spirits, and a photo booth and it’s a party to make August Erickson proud! This is a free event open to the public and all ages.

July 23, 2015
9 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland
Grand Opening from 4-5 pm
Remarks by Commissioner Dan Saltzman at 4:25
FriendRaiser from 5-7 pm

The site is easily accessible by public transportation (MAX Red and Blue Lines are just 2 blocks away) and nearby parking is available at the Smart Park on NW Davis and Naito Parkway.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

ICYMI, check out the Mayor of Seattle's bold action plan for housing. The Mayor states: "My goal is a city where people of all backgrounds can find affordable homes in walkable, livable neighborhoods with access to parks and transit. We all share a responsibility to make Seattle a more affordable and equitable city. Together, we can move forward with this plan and ensure Seattle is a place for people of all incomes to live and enjoy." #WhyNotPDX #Homes4Oregon

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Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda

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As Seattle expands and experiences rapid economic growth, more people are chasing a limited supply of housing. We are facing our worst housing affordability crisis in decades. My vision is a city where people who work in Seattle can afford to live here.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2015 at 8:25 am
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Apply for membership to the 'A Home for Everyone' Coordinating Board | Multnomah County

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July 15, 2015 Background The Coordinating Board of “A Home for Everyone” was chartered by Multnomah County, the City of Portland, the City of Gresham, and Home Forward. Its members are appointed for two-year terms by the Executive Committee of the Board to oversee and advise the Executive Committee…

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2015 at 7:41 am

"Tom Kemper, the executive director of Housing Works,probably knows as much about housing as anyone in Central Oregon, and at the moment he knows housing of all sorts is in short supply. What is available is growing more expensive by the day. That has an economic impact across the community."

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Janet Stevens' column: No one agency will solve Bend’s affordable housing challenge

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Our housing problems will not be resolved in one fell swoop or by one single agency.

Oregon Opportunity Network
July 20, 2015 at 7:27 am

Oregon Opportunity Network shared 211info's photo.

We are thrilled that 211info received funding from the Legislature. Their statewide service is absolutely essential to support and connect vulnerable Oregonians with the help they need.

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211info

We would like to send out a BIG thank you to the Governor and the Oregon Legislature for believing in 211info. The decision to allocate $1 million over a biennium to our organization will ensure we continue to provide top-notch guidance and information to those in need, while also helping us to grow and enhance the work we do. We thank you, as we’re sure do the hundreds of thousands of people who contact us every year looking for assistance.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Congratulations to the Housing Authority of Washington County, Oregon and thanks to the County Commissioners for your support! "The truth of the matter is that 236 new units are a great thing," said Adolph "Val" Valfre Jr., the county housing authority's executive director. "But we need to be adding 400 units a year to even start chipping away at what's really needed."

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Washington County kicks off affordable-housing project (photos)

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Washington County, like jurisdictions around the region, is struggling to find ways to add affordable housing – that is, rental units that are essentially subsidized by public bonding authority and the state tax credits needed to attract private investment.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

As usual, Street Roots nails it. Our homelessness and housing crisis cannot be solved by City Hall alone. We need all hands on deck for new funding, policy changes, and everyone being part of the solution, including the business community, philanthropists, and the powerful statewide interests who have pushed through laws preventing local communities from using proven tools like inclusionary zoning. The fact that we have more than 3,000 homeless schoolchildren in Multnomah County is absolutely unacceptable. #Homes4PDX Welcome Home Coalition

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Portland Business Alliance: We can do better than this | Street Roots

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Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 15, 2015 at 8:19 am

Exciting news! We look forward to working with Mr. Creager and wish him the best in this new position.

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Commissioner Saltzman Appoints New Housing Bureau Director | Housing Blog | The City of...

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Kurt Creager will take over as Housing Bureau director in August

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 10, 2015 at 10:42 am

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We were honored to stand in solidarity with Anti-Displacement PDX, Coalition of Communities of Color, Upstream Public Health, Welcome Home Coalition, Home Forward, Proud Ground, Innovative Housing, Inc., and OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon at yesterday's Portland City Council hearing. The testimony was united and powerful in support of Dan Saltzman's update to the City's incentive system to prioritize affordable housing (either units on-site or payment to a housing fund) when giving density bonuses for downtown development. This is an important tool to help address our housing crisis and capture public benefit from the development boom.

Thank you for your leadership, Commissioner Saltzman, and for your support, Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Amanda Fritz, and Commissioner Nick Fish! While the campaign in Salem to lift the ban on mandatory inclusionary zoning did not prevail, it is heartening and exciting to see Portland move forward with this voluntary, flexible approach to increasing housing opportunity with help from the private sector.

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Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 7, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Portland friends, this is an important opportunity to help shape PDC's vision for a potentially huge redevelopment in NW Portland. What is your vision for "creating the right mix of uses, activities, programs and public spaces for this area"? Please weigh in!

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We want your feedback:

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Broadway Corridor Framework Plan

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Last Week to Submit a Fall Conference Proposal http://conta.cc/1Hdt4KU

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Last Week to Submit a Fall Conference Proposal

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Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconJuly 6, 2015 at 10:28 am

Great news from Salem!

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BREAKING: Oregon IDAs Officially Renewed!!!!!

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Managed by Neighborhood Partnerships, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner of the State of Oregon, the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative is a proven, successful approach that is helping hardworking Oregonians with low incomes to build new lives.

WELCOME HOME

Oregon ON is proudly working alongside the Welcome Home Coalition to identify and secure new local and dedicated revenue to better fund affordable housing services and development in the Portland metro region. Join this movement with your support as an endorser. Sign up to stay connected. A big and exciting campaign for housing is coming our way soon!