Our Homes Our Voices

Join us on May 30! Help us kick off the National Housing Week of Action with a Postcard Advocacy Happy Hour! What: Join us to hear about what’s happening with housing advocacy at the State and Federal Level, eat some snacks, and take action by writing a postcard to your elected officials about why all of us should…

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It’s time for Housing Advocates to get LOUD…about homelessness

We need your voice to advocate for people experiencing homelessness. Calling all housing advocates! It’s budget time in the Oregon Legislature, and we need you to advocate for more resources for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability in our communities. This week in particular it is so important that our Legislators hear from us about…

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Housing Opportunity Update!

With the Legislative session entering the month of May, and budget negotiations about to get serious, it’s time for an update on all of the bills on our Housing Opportunity Agenda and our list of endorsed bills for 2019. It is time to get excited and get loud – so pick an issue you’re passionate…

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Mid-Session Update

Wow! It’s hard to believe, but we are almost half way through the 2019 Legislative session! So far, we have accomplished a lot, and we still have a lot more work to do.  We wanted to post an update about where we are in the Legislative session, and share how you can continue to weigh…

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Legislative Deadlines!

Legislative Deadlines Last week marked the first major deadline of the Legislative session. At the Legislature the ‘first chamber deadlines’ marks the days by which bills must be scheduled for a public hearing and work session in their first chamber (i.e., the House or the Senate), and when they must receive those work sessions and…

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Share your support for investment in housing opportunity today

Share your support for investments in housing opportunity! This week begins the OHCS Budget Hearings – it’s about four days of committee hearings on HB 5512, which is the OHCS budget as it is included in the Governor’s budget. This is our opportunity for advocates to testify. We need to share support for important parts…

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Come to Housing Opportunity Day!

By Reyna Gillet   This year we are going to Salem to speak directly to our lawmakers to advocate for housing policies to help make sure that Oregon is a place where everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable home. Just recently, the Oregon Legislature passed SB 608. That means that for the nearly four…

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SB 608 becomes law!

Protections for people who rent their homes becomes law as the Governor signs SB 608! Governor Brown’s signature today of SB 608 comes after several years of hard work by people who rent their home, advocates, and allies. Over the course of several public hearings and news stories about SB 608, elected leaders have heard…

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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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