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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!
Oregon Opportunity Network's Annual Awards Gala Sept 21st - Celebrate with Us!
Oregon Opportunity Network shared Anti-Displacement PDX's album.
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!
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!
Oregon Opportunity Network shared Anti-Displacement PDX's event.
Portland friends, please join us and Anti-Displacement PDX this Wednesday morning at City Hall!
Exciting opportunity to make a difference for housing statewide!
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.
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.
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."
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
Oregon Opportunity Network shared Innovative Housing, Inc.'s event.
This will be a great party!
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
"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."
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.
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."
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
Exciting news! We look forward to working with Mr. Creager and wish him the best in this new position.
Oregon Opportunity Network added 5 new photos.
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.
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!
Last Week to Submit a Fall Conference Proposal http://conta.cc/1Hdt4KU
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!