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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
Facebook IconDecember 18, 2014 at 11:03 am

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.

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Housing Advocates Help Push Off Vote on Urban Renewal Changes

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The final weeks of 2014 had loomed like a marathon of consequential votes for Portland City Hall: Airbnb and short-term rental enforcement, the Portland Street...

Oregon Opportunity Network
December 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

Oregon Opportunity Network shared Hacienda CDC's event.

Let's spread the word about this great event sponsored by Hacienda CDC!

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconDecember 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Oregon Opportunity Network shared a link.

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Governor’s budget promising first step in affordable housing | Street Roots

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by SR editorial board | 6 Dec 2014 One hundred million dollars: It’s an impressive number. Indeed, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s proposed budget is in some ways a milestone of public commitment to funding affordable housing for the state’s impoverished families. For the first time, the state is considering…

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconDecember 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm

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.

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The National Low Income Housing Coalition Applauds Decision to Direct Fannie and Freddie to Fund...

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CONTACT: Christine Campbellccampbell@nlihc.org, 202-662-1530 x247 The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends the decision by Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to lift the suspension on Fannie

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconDecember 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm

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!

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Forum: Is the American Dream Out of Reach (with images, tweets) · printeralia

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On Dec. 5, @OregonON hosted a panel discussion with Partners for Affordable Homeownership to discuss Portland housing issues.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconDecember 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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

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Welcome Home Coalition

Another week of robust endorsements for the Coalition from our colleagues and partners throughout the Portland metro region. Thank you and welcome to the team Sisters Of The Road Oregon Food Bank @PDXshelter @East Portland Action Plan Washington County Reentry Council and League of Women Voters of Portland. We're stronger with you on board!

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconDecember 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm

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

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Welcome Home Tweets the Report: Local Revenue Strategies For Housing (with images, tweets) ·...

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A four hour twitter #extravaganza telling stories of housing fund successes across the US to inspire our own here in #PDXMetro!

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconDecember 3, 2014 at 11:07 am

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.

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John Kitzhaber proposes $100 million housing effort for homeless families with children

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Gov. John Kitzhaber proposes floating $100 million in state bonds to help fund new housing for homeless families with children.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconDecember 1, 2014 at 11:31 am

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.

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A progressive income tax for streets will reduce inequity, traffic violence: Guest opinion

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By Noel Mickleberry and Aaron Brown   We are excited to support Portland Commissioner Steve Novick in leading the effort to secure a desperately needed funding mechanism to invest in the safety and long-term maintenance of Portland's streets. Our organization, Oregon...

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Education, health, and happiness - a stable, affordable home is where it all starts!

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Home Matters Quiz

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Learn just how much your home and community can influence your life: http://www.homemattersamerica.com/quiz/ #homematters

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

Oregon Opportunity Network shared Jessica Larson's status update.

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Jessica Larson

A big shout out to Oregon's awesome US Rep @Earl Blumenauer, great to pass you on my morning run through Wilshire Park today. Could you put H.R.1213 on your to-do list this holiday? Thousands of Oregon families without homes need you voice! Let me know if you'd ever like a running buddy, I'd be happy to tell you all about it! National Low Income Housing Coalition #UnitedForHomes

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm

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
http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/283424411.html

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Housing funding strategy is upside-down

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When I visited Lucy Craft Laney School in Minneapolis a few weeks ago, Principal Mauri Melander told me one of the biggest challenges her students face is homelessness

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 21, 2014 at 10:52 am

Oregon Opportunity Network shared a link.

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COMMUNITY ALLIANCE OF TENANTS - CAT ANNUAL SALSA PARTY 2014

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Wed, December 03, 2014 (Pacific) The event admission includes Dinner, and a Salsa Dance Lesson. In addition, you will meet CAT Staff, Board, Volunteers, and other key social justice activists attending and celebrating our 18th Birthday Party and successes. CAT Annual Salsa Party Spon

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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

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Donations so far: $209,222 Goal: $2,600,000 See Giving Stats We’ve hand-selected 136 great... - Give

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Donate at any one of these levels and you’ll receive free and discounted products from your favorite local brands. Incentive postcards will be mailed to residents of Oregon & Washington. Incentive thank you bags delivered to residents of the Portland Metro-Area. Incentives offered while supplies las…

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm

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

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Portland Street Fund: Just how progressive is city's plan to tax rich $900 a year?

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Portlanders who would pay $900 a year represent about 1.5 percent of all filers but would contribute about 15 percent of the city's residential revenue.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Oregon ON the Beat, November 18th, 2014 http://conta.cc/1uLJXWN

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Oregon ON the Beat, November 18th, 2014

Oregon's Affordable Housing and Community Development Digest

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Way to go @NLIHC. We're proud to be a part of this team working towards a national solution for affordable housing funding. #UnitedForHomes

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United for Homes Campaign Garners Endorsers from all 435 Congressional Districts: National Low...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2014 CONTACT: Christine Campbell ccampbell@nlihc.org, 202-662-1530 x247 The United for Homes Campaign is pleased to announce that today we have gained endorsements in each of the 435

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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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LEAD ON « Oregon Opportunity Network

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“The landscape is changing within the community development world and we need to pro-actively prepare the next round of leadership so that they can take advantage of what has been accomplished and help move the industry forward. LEAD ON is an excellent way to prepare the next round of industry lead…

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