“The board and staff are extremely excited to welcome Joni as HDC’s new executive director," said HDC Board Chair Bruce Whiting. "Joni is an exceptional leader, manager and partnership builder, who brings deep knowledge of our region’s affordable housing landscape and a proven commitment to strengthening housing opportunities for low-income people."Continue Reading...
Washington, D.C., December 1, 2016 –The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) presented Senator Jeff Merkley (D – Oregon), with the Henry B. Gonzalez Award today. This award recognizes individuals whose efforts in public service have improved the housing conditions of the rural poor in their communities. Read complete article...Sen Merkley.docx
Early morning on November 10th, a couple of local Veterans raised the American Flag and commenced the celebration of HACSA’s newest multi-family development: Bascom Village II. The Grand Opening attracted over 95 guests with speeches from City of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, Lane County Commissioner Pat Farr, as well as the new Director for Oregon Housing Community Services Agency Margaret Salazar. Bascom Village II adds 48 units to HACSA’s affordable housing portfolio including larger 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units for individuals and families, as well as VetLIFT units with services for Veterans. The Bascom Village II development named after former City of Eugene Mayor Ruth Bascom is located in North Eugene. The project implements a community vision to provide a launching platform for families to find or advance in their employment, and to raise their children in a self-sufficiency focused apartment community.
The event was covered by local news: KEZI9 and KLCC
Metro is kicking off its annual Charitable Giving Campaign on Tuesday, October 25th from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. at the Oregon Convention Center. If you would like to attend please email email@example.com
On Monday, October 24, Know Your City invites you to attendVisions of a Housed Community,* a teach-in and dialogue exploring the crisis of affordable and quality housing affecting many Portland residents.
Doors open - 5:30PM | Program Begins - 6:00PM This event is free to the public and open to all ages. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. If you are unable to attend in person, this event will also be recorded and live streamed. Click here...
Human Solutions will host its second annual Inspire fundraising dinner onThursday, October 27 at the Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center, 550 SW Oak St. A cocktail reception hour will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and keynote address from 6:30-8 p.m.
This year’s featured speaker is Mandy Davis, PhD. Davis is co-director of Trauma Informed Oregon, a statewide collaboration between the Oregon Health Authority, Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and the Oregon Pediatric Society. Davis will explore the concept of Trauma Informed Care, which recognizes the impact that adverse experiences in childhood have on long-term health outcomes. She will also discuss ways to become more trauma informed, including learning about the prevelance of trauma and the potential physiological and social impacts of trauma. Human Solutions is a trauma-informed agency that provides services to families experiencing poverty and homelessness using Trauma Informed Care principles.
Tickets for the event are $50 per person or $400 for a table of 10. The price includes dinner, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktail. For more information, contact Thomas Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-548-0279.
On September 23, 2016, Central City Concern in Portland, Oregon, announced that six health care groups have invested $21.5 million in its “Housing Is Health” affordable housing project. The investment will support 382 new housing units across three locations in the city, including one with an integrated health center in Southeast Portland. Five of the organizations invested $4.0 million each: CareOregon, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and Providence Health & Services – Oregon. Adventist Health Portland contributed $1.5 million.
Nearly 100 people joined Portland officials, BRIDGE Housing and Impact NW to celebrate the grand opening of The Abigail on Sept. 16, 2016. The Abigail is a six-story, mixed-use development that is energizing the north end of the Pearl District with the addition of 155 new homes, including 128 apartments that are affordable for families earning 30% to 60% of Median Family Income.
Monday, October 24, 2016
1420 SE 16th Ave Portland OR 97214
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Site Event: 9:00 a.m.— 11:00 a.m. with light refreshments; remarks: 9:30 a.m.
Guided tours: 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Hawthorne East provides 71 units of safe, dignified, and affordable housing in Portland.
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In August and September 2016, PCRI welcomed two new staff members to our Programs and Resident Services team. Both Linda Tellis-Kennedy (pictured, far left) and Suzanne Veaudry Casaus (second from left) bring deep connections to North and Northeast Portland as well as a diverse background of experience. In their new roles, Linda and Suzanne will help ensure that PCRI residents and other participants in PCRI programs have essential tools to achieve stability and begin building assets through matched-savings accounts and homeownership.
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