Action Alert! SB 608 Passes Senate – Onto the House!

On Tuesday, February 12, the Oregon Senate voted 17 – 11 (2 excused) to pass SB 608, the bill which would provide basic protections for people who rent their homes. The bill now moves onto the House, where it is expected to have a hearing quickly. SB 608 is the proposal which the Housing Alliance and…

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Action Alert! Help Support SB 608 (Updated!)

We need your help! It is time to share your support for SB 608! SB 608 is the proposal which the Housing Alliance and the Stable Homes for Oregon Families coalition have endorsed, and are advocating for. SB 608 will be heard on Monday, February 4 at 3 pm in the Senate Housing Committee. Update! After…

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Help us pass basic protections for people who rent their homes

SB 608 is the proposal which the Housing Alliance and the Stable Homes for Oregon Families coalition have endorsed, and are advocating for. The bill would: Provide protection from no cause evictions for tenants after the first year of occupancy; and Provide statewide protection from economic evictions by limiting rent increases to no more than seven…

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Measure 102 has widespread support!

Across Oregon, newspaper editorial boards, community advocates, voters, and housing advocates all agree – Yes on Measure 102! Measure 102 has received editorial endorsements from: The Oregonian, Willamette Week, the Portland Mercury, the Ashland Daily Tidings, the Bend Bulletin, the Medford Mail Tribune, the Albany Democrat Herald, the Corvallis Gazette Times, the Eugene Weekly, the Corvallis Advocate, the Source Weekly, the Herald and News, and more! Local…

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We are hiring an Organizer! – Update: We’ve hired someone!

This post is updated to reflect we’ve hired an Organizer! Thank you for your interest! Neighborhood Partnerships is seeking a new team member who will help us bring housing opportunity to more Oregonians. Together, we know we can implement policies at the state level which will expand access to affordable housing, bring stability to people…

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National Low Income Housing Coalition Out of Reach report

This year’s Out of Reach report, released today from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, shows that an Oregonian must earn $21.26 to afford an average two bedroom apartment, and still have money left over for other necessities like food, medicine, and transportation costs. In the three county Portland-metro area, the hourly wage needed to…

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The Housing Alliance joins the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign!

The Oregon Housing Alliance is pleased to join leading national organizations in education, civil rights, health care and more in a campaign to increase affordable housing across America Washington, DC –  A diverse range of organizations from various sectors announced a new campaign today to increase affordable housing for America’s most vulnerable communities. The Opportunity…

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Join us in advocating for more safe and stable homes

The Oregon Housing Alliance is spending the week in our nation’s capital, Washington DC, with the National Low Income Housing Coalition. On Wednesday, March 21, we’ll join hundreds of other housing advocates to meet with our congressional delegation to speak out for more safe and stable homes for our neighbors in Oregon. You can join…

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Oregon Legislature creates housing opportunity!

The Oregon Legislature adjourned “sine die” (meaning: without a day to reconvene) on Saturday, March 3. Our Housing Opportunity Agenda was hugely successful this session! Our priority item was a significant increase to the document recording fee through HB 4007C. The document recording fee was created in 2009 – it supports housing opportunity by preventing…

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Take action today for Housing Opportunity

We are now more than 60% done with the 2018 Legislative session. In even numbered years, the Legislature convenes for a very short and fast thirty-five day legislative session. This year, the Housing Alliance is seeking a significant increase to the document recording fee, which is a dedicated, ongoing source of revenue which helps prevent…

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