2022 Legislative Recap: Policy Bills

In addition to the $400 million housing package, the Legislature had other important policy bills to consider related to housing assistance, homelessness, and more this session. While we were thrilled to see the $400 million package, we were disappointed to see some of our priorities left unfinished this legislative session. Here are the highlights: Housing…

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2022 Legislative Recap: $400 million Housing Package

We were thrilled to see a significant investment in housing opportunity during the 2022 Legislative session. This discussion began in January when Governor Brown and OHCS proposed a $400 million package of housing investments that focused primarily on building and maintaining affordable housing, and access to homeownership. The Legislature created a new $400 million package that addresses homelessness, building…

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2021 Legislative Session Recap: Access to Homeownership and Assets

The 2021 Legislative session included a number of proposals to help people access or maintain homeownership, and access assets. Read on for details on what was proposed and what passed this session. Foreclosure Moratorium & Foreclosure Counseling (HB 2009, HB 5011): The Legislature reinstated the foreclosure moratorium (HB 2009) to protect homeowners from losing their homes in…

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2021 Legislative Session Recap: Building & Maintaining Affordable Housing

The 2021 Legislative session included a number of proposals to build and maintain affordable housing, including changes to our land use laws to make it easier to build affordable housing. Read on for details on what was proposed and what passed this session. Increasing our supply of safe, stable, and affordable housing across Oregon (SB…

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2021 Legislative Session Recap: Addressing Homelessness & Protecting Renters

The 2021 Legislative session included a number of proposals to prevent and end homelessness for members of our community, and to provide protections to people who rent their homes. Read on for details on what was proposed and what passed this session. Prevent and End Homelessness (HB 5011): Investments in the Emergency Housing Account (EHA) and…

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Meet Mandee: She ROCs!

Meet Mandee Seeley. Mandee joined ROC in 2020 and hasn’t slowed down.  She brings a ton of passion to this work, and we are lucky to have had her join the ranks. We look forward to seeing what else Mandee will do for housing justice in her community. Here is her story: I have been…

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Letters to the Editor: Affordable housing need is urgent

 

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Make your voice heard for housing opportunity!

The Legislative session is well underway in Oregon, and it’s time for the Ways & Means Roadshow. If you’ve advocated with the Housing Alliance before, you know that this is a crucial moment in making sure that legislators know that safe, stable and affordable homes must be a top budget priority in Salem, and the…

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CALL TO ACTION: Share your support for investments in housing opportunity!

This week began with the OHCS Budget Hearings – it’s three days of committee hearings on HB 5011, 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 of the budget, and help Legislators understand how…

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Meet TomiRene: She ROCs!

We like to bring ROC member stories to light as a way to introduce people to the amazing folks who are a part of this network. This month we are bringing you some of TomiRene’s story! Meet TomiRene Hettman, one of ROC’s founding Members. Here’s her story: My name is TomiRene Hettman, and I was…

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