Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Information

April 1st is tomorrow. Rent and mortgage payments are due. If you’re worried about being able to pay your rent or mortgage because of income lost due to the CoronaVirus, here is what we know.  The short answer: there are some protections that exist in Oregon, but not enough and we need more. At the…

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Our testimony to the Oregon Legislature on Corona Virus Response

Joint Special Committee on Corona Virus ResponseOregon State Legislature900 Court Street NESalem, OR 97301 Dear Co-Chair Roblan, Co-Chair Holvey, Members of the Committee: I am writing to you on behalf of the Oregon Housing Alliance to share our current thoughts about the need for housing assistance to support Oregonians who are being impacted by COVID…

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End of the 2020 Legislative Session

Yesterday afternoon, the House and Senate both ended the legislative session, adjourning without a quorum. Since early last week, the majority of the Senate and House Republicans have not been in the Capitol, denying a quorum specifically in protest over SB 1530, the bill which would address climate change.  According to Oregon’s constitution, two-thirds of…

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Residents of Affordable Housing at RE:Conference!

By Reyna Gillet Our yearly RE:Conference is just a short three months away.  In keeping with the trend of introducing innovative and inspirational ideas to our conference-goers, we are pleased to announce this year’s RE:Conference will include a track for affordable housing residents. We will be providing opportunities for advocates to learn how to sharpen…

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You’re Invited! 2019 Legislative Session Celebration

You’re invited! We’re hosting a celebration of the 2019 Legislative session, our Housing Opportunity victories, and to thank our Housing Champions! What: Come join the celebration! We will be taking a look back at everything that was accomplished during the 2019 Legislative session, and we’ll be saying a special thank you to our Legislators who…

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2019 Legislative Session Recap

Wow. I think we can say with absolutely certainty that we have never seen a Legislative session quite like that! From the early passage of landmark protections for renters, to historic investments in affordable housing, to the passage of a bill that legalizes more housing options across Oregon, to the end of a session complete…

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Engaging residents of affordable housing in advocacy and organizing

By Reyna Gillet On June 6th housing providers and advocates met to learn about what’s next in our efforts to start a resident organizing network here in Oregon. We met in Salem, and with the help of the organization Community Change, we laid out the steps we will be taking to ensure a successful movement…

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Cost of Housing in Oregon Continues to Rise: 2019 Out of Reach Report released

Oregon’s Legislature has additional opportunities to take action as the latest Out of Reach report shows housing costs continue to escalate across Oregon Salem, Ore. – All Oregonians need a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. The cost of a place to call home in Oregon continues to rise this year, according to…

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It’s time for housing advocates to get LOUD about homeownership!

We need your voice to advocate for more safe, stable, and affordable homes.It’s budget time in the Oregon Legislature, and we are calling all housing advocates! We need your help to advocate for more resources to help people with low incomes to get or maintain access to homeownership! This week we are asking for your…

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It’s time for housing advocates to get LOUD about more homes!

We need your voice to advocate for more safe, stable, and affordable homes.It’s budget time in the Oregon Legislature, and we are calling all housing advocates! We need your help to advocate for more resources for more safe, stable and affordable homes. This week we are asking for your help to call your Legislators about…

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