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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


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

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Housing funding strategy is upside-down


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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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


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?


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...


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


“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…

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 11, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Oregon Opportunity Network shared a link.

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Home Matters Night Out 2014


Green Energy Corp will share information about Micro-Grids and the value of alternative energies to sustain the planet, safety, and costs for businesses, individuals, families, and the community. Cornerstone Community Housing will share the importance of sustaining our workforce. Cornerstone's affor…

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Oregon Opportunity Network shared Welcome Home Coalition's photo.

Oregon ON is working with Welcome Home Coalition in the Portland metro region to ensure housing for everyone, especially veterans. Join us @welcomehomecoalition.org

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Why are Veterans are more likely to experience homelessness? 13% of people experiencing homelessness are Veterans, while veterans comprise only 8.7% of the general population.

We can do better! In honor of Veterans' Day, let's build a community where we can ensure that all men and women who have served our country are Welcomed Home to a safe place of their own.

By: Welcome Home Coalition

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Poverty is increasing. More children, working people and seniors struggle — and it's for reasons you might not think. The federal government has long been divesting in our communities. Read these busted myths about poverty. Then join us and the National Low Income Housing Coalition to reverse these trends - Endorse the #UnitedForHomes campaign to invest in our National Housing Trust Fund! http://www.unitedforhomes.com

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10 poverty myths, busted


No, single moms aren't the problem. And neither are absentee dads.

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

Welcome Home Coalition launches its website this week. Oregon ON is proud to work on this collaborative project with other regional leaders including JOIN: connecting the street to a home, @Community Alliance of Tenants Oregon, Street Roots, Native American Youth and Family Center, ROSE Community Development and @Housing Trust Fund Project Please visit, like and follow Welcome Home as we work to secure new and substantial resources for housing across the region.

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Welcome Home Coalition

Welcome Home Coalition is launching a region wide organizing strategy to ensure housing opportunities for everyone in the Portland Metro region. Like us! Join us! WelcomeHomeCoalition.org

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

A hearty shout out to our members who joined the United For Homes team this week! Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO), Impact NW, @Cornerstone Community Housing, Innovative Housing, Inc., Umatilla County Housing Authority Thanks for endorsing the campaign to fund our National Housing Trust Fund! Get on the #UnitedForHomes bus with us! http://nlihc.org/unitedforhomes/support

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Endorse the Campaign: National Low Income Housing Coalition


Organizations, elected officials, and state or local governments can endorse the United for Homes campaign. Simply complete the form below to join the movement!Or download printable endorsement forms or a

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Oregon Opportunity Network shared Human Solutions's photo.

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Blanket Drive For Homeless Families
Hosted by Pendleton Woolen Mills
November 5-11, 2014

Pendleton Woolen Mills has been keeping people warm for more than 151 years, and now they are partnering with Human Solutions to help make sure that homeless families stay warm this winter.

•Bring in a gently used blanket to a participating Pendleton Store and you will receive a coupon for 20% off your purchase and you be entered into a drawing to win Pendleton blanket.

•Buy a special blanket to donate and you will be entered to win a Pendleton Blanket.

For every 10 blankets purchased for donation, Pendleton will donate a new blanket to a homeless family who has moved out of Human Solutions’ shelters and into their new home.

Participating Stores
Pendleton Washougal Store
2 Pendleton Way
Washougal, WA 98671

Pendleton Downtown Store
900 SW 5th Ave.
Portland OR 97204

Pendleton Outlet Columbia Gorge
450 NW 257th Ave. Suite 208
Troutdale, OR 97060

Thank you!

By: Human Solutions

Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconNovember 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

We had a blast at the Neighborhood Partnerships #REConf2014 conference and anniversary celebration! Here is a pic from the conference lunch, with friends from Northwest Housing Alternatives. Thanks and kudos to Janet, Matt, Omar, and the entire NP team!!

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Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconOctober 30, 2014 at 8:48 am

It was such an honor to participate in Community Partners for Affordable Housing's (CPAH) groundbreaking celebration of the Barcelona apartments. This will be a stunning addition to downtown Beaverton. Congratulations!

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Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconOctober 27, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Oregon Opportunity Network added 5 photos.

Congratulations to BRIDGE Housing's groundbreaking of The Abigail! What a beautiful day to celebrate the addition of 127 units of affordable housing in Portland (in the Pearl District, no less).

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Oregon Opportunity Network
Facebook IconOctober 23, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Have you signed on to support the #UnitedForHomes campaign yet? We're working towards a robust list of Oregon endorsers for Sen. Merkley and Sen. Wyden as they consider leadership roles with this legislation. Sign up today, your organization's name will make a big impact!

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Home is the foundation. How do we ensure that every American has an affordable one? Watch the video to find out. You can also learn more about the United for...




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