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Experience the effectiveness, resolve, and passion of those working to improve lives in America's most challenged neighborhoods. Be part of the People & Places Community Conference March 4-6 in DC. Register now at http://bit.ly/1AwMpEY to take advantage of the $225 Early Bird discount.
Important updates from the Oregon Housing Alliance: "Imagine if everyone had access to homes they could afford. Oregonians would be more successful in school, at work, and as community members. Together we can help make that happen." Check out the 2015 Housing Opportunity agenda and add your voice!
We're proud of the work we're doing with the new Welcome Home Coalition - working to build a region wide coalition and win new dedicated revenue to adequately fund housing. Check out this great 6month report written by @Michael Anderson and @NationalHousingTrustFundProject. And a big shout out to our Steering Committee Colleagues at Street Roots ROSE Community Development Native American Youth and Family Center Community Alliance of TenantsThe Oregon Food Bank and JOIN: connecting the street to a home
Join us for a pivotal event in the community development movement. People working to bring opportunity and prosperity to low- and moderate-income communities all over the country will converge in Washington, DC for three days of peer sharing and learning.
Join us and the Community Alliance of Tenants at their Legislative Forum on Housing for East Portland Tenants Thursday, January 22nd. Oregon Representatives Reardon, Keny-Guyer, Vega-Pederson (staff), Fagan and Sen. Monroe will join and listen to this community conversation. Tenants will have a chance to speak to their legislators about the housing challenges they face in East Portland.
-At the Rosewood Initiative event space (16126 SE Stark St) 6-8pm. stories.
Read Oregon ON's Op-Ed featured in The Tribune this week. United for Homes has a great strategy to reverse our housing crisis with renewed federal investments in affordable rental housing. This proposed legislation will properly fund our National Housing Trust Fund and bring needed funding to Oregon. Has your organization joined the campaign yet? Be sure you do! Together we can secure $200 million annually to build and ensure housing opportunities for all Oregon families. http://nlihc.org/unitedforhomeshttp://nlihc.org/unitedforhomes
We were honored to welcome legislators and staff to our 2nd annual housing opportunity lunch, in the Capitol. Big thanks to all who attended, and for your great questions. We look forward to continued discussion about our legislative agenda, which is available on our website here: http://oregonon.org/policy-advocacy/2015-legislative-session/
Thank you to legislators and staff for your service to Oregon. We look forward to a great legislative session!
Did you catch this soundbite yesterday on OPB News? Housing affordability is expected to get worse in the Portland Metro area. Only 17 of every 100 low income households can find affordable housing. Where do the other 83 families live?
Join us on April 21st for our Spring Industry Support Conference!
Thank you City Club of Portland for this important report - we look forward to this Friday's forum on healthcare and homelessness.
"Without adequate housing, individuals are at greater risk of poor health outcomes, including complications of chronic illness and substance use disorders and mental, and behavioral health issues such as post-traumatic-stress disorder....
"Health care and homelessness require effective cross-sector collaboration as well as sufficient resources and greater political will to address the full scale of the problem.”
We’re a proud partner in the People & Places Community Conference. Mark your calendar for March 4-6 in DC. Community-based organizations from every corner of the country will showcase the effectiveness, resolve, and passion of those working daily to improve lives in America’s most challenged neighborhoods. Plan to be inspired! Go to http://bit.ly/1AwMpEY.
Call for Presenters – Showcase what’s working to lift your emerging neighborhood at the People & Places Community Conference. Submit a proposal to deliver remarks, a panel or workshop March 4-6 in DC. The deadline to submit your proposal is January 9, 2015. Go to http://bit.ly/1tHGMO5.
Statewide winter shelter resources from 211info. Thanks to everyone working hard to keep vulnerable Oregonians safe and warm.
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.
UNITED FOR HOMES
Join Oregon ON in endorsing the United For Homes campaign. This federal legislation would rebalance our nation's public investments in homeownership and affordable housing. With modest Mortgage Interest Deduction reforms we can adequately fund the National Housing Trust Fund to house Americans with very low-incomes. Together with United For Homes, we can secure an additional $200 million annually to house Oregonians.