As a statewide association of affordable housing and community development organizations, Oregon ON members work on the front lines in communities across the state.
We know that a stable, affordable home is the key to health and prosperity. We cannot meet any of our long-term health or education goals when over 20,000 Oregon schoolchildren are experiencing homelessness. Yet housing costs continue to rise, vacancy rates are at all-time lows, and too many families are locked out of the market.
Oregon ON advocates in Salem during each legislative session for housing opportunity through increased resources and improved policies. Our legislative agenda is developed by our Board-appointed Legislative Committee, working closely with our contract lobbyist along with our partners at the Housing Alliance. The agenda will continue to be updated as we move into and through the session. Click here to download our 2017 Legislative Agenda
Reform Oregon’s Mortgage Interest Deduction: HB 2006 would have generated $293 million new revenue for affordable homeownership, rental housing and homelessness. While the bill did not advance this session, we will continue to work with our coalition partners to push for reform of our state's largest housing subsidy.
Learn more about our #MIDRemedy:
Increase Supply of Affordable Rental Housing
Increase Tenant Protections (HB 2004)
Each year Oregon ON holds a "lunch and learn" event in the Capitol for legislators and their staff. During session, we work with our partners and members to testify and advocate in support of our agenda. Following session, we give out Housing Champion awards to key legislators at our fall Awards Gala.
Issues we've championed in the past several legislative sessions include:
Click below to download one-pagers from recent sessions: