About Us

Click here to read the Oregon ON 2013-14 Annual Report

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.

Click here to view a brief overview of Oregon ON – who we are and what we do.
Click here for our Brochure: Oregon ON Brochure – Sept. 2014

Click here to read the Oregon Opportunity Network 2012 Annual Report
Click here to read the Oregon Opportunity Network 2012 Member Directory.
Click here to read the Oregon Opportunity Network 2011 Annual Report.

Our Members and Partners

We have over 150 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 include community development corporations (CDCs), culturally specific and culturally responsive 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;
  • advocating for housing opportunity at the local, state, and federal levels; and
  • developing new opportunities for partnership and cross-sector collaboration.

4 Housing Messages that Work – Repeat, repeat, repeat:

  1. 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.
  2. Children deserve an opportunity to succeed in school and life, which is tied to having a stable home.
  3. Housing gives people an opportunity to build better lives. To succeed you need a place to call home.
  4. It’s only fair that everyone has a safe, decent place to live.

Brief History

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.

Oregon Opportunity Network 2012 Member Directory

Oregon Opportunity Network 2011 Member Directory

View a map of our members and learn more about our history.