Oregon Opportunity Network is a membership-based, statewide association of affordable housing and community development organizations that provide housing and economic opportunity for working families, people with disabilities, seniors and others struggling to meet their needs in communities throughout Oregon.
Our Members and Partners
We have over 200 Affiliate and Voting Members. Throughout Oregon, our members build sustainable communities, develop affordable housing for working families, people with disabilities, seniors and others, and provide economic opportunities for Oregonians who are struggling to meet their basic needs.
They are housing developers and owners, home ownership educators, stewards of public investment, job creators, service providers, and community leaders. They are community development corporations (CDCs), nonprofits, government agencies, banks and lending institutions, construction companies, law firms, architecture firms, social service organizations and other industry allies, and many individual supporters. We are proud to serve them.
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to support and strengthen our members through advocacy, communications, peer learning, and best practice development. Our vision is that all Oregonians have the opportunity to succeed in life. Opportunity begins in sustainable communities where a variety of people have a place to call home and an income sufficient to meet their basic needs. We support our members through the following activities:
- providing opportunities for training, technical assistance, and peer support;
- serving as a communication hub to connect our members and partners with news, best practices and industry trends;
- promoting and advocating for the industry at the local, state, and federal levels; and
- developing new opportunities for partnership.
4 Housing Messages that Work – Repeat, repeat, repeat:
- Hardworking people (or seniors, families, people with disabilities) should be able to afford housing and still have enough money for groceries and other basic necessities.
- Children deserve an opportunity to succeed in school and life, which is tied to having a stable home.
- Housing gives people an opportunity to build better lives. To succeed you need a place to call home.
- It’s only fair that everyone has a safe, decent place to live.
Oregon ON formed as the result of the July 2008 merger of the statewide focused Association of Oregon Community Development Organizations (AOCDO), and the Portland-based Community Development Network (CDN). We have 46 nonprofit Voting Members serving communities from Gold Beach to La Grande, Medford to St. Helens.