Housing Opportunity Day – May 18

Registration is now open! Our second Housing Opportunity Day of the session and focus on advocating for much-needed resources to meet Oregon’s housing needs. We will divide attendees into teams that will visit legislators throughout the day to talk about the Housing Alliance agenda and discuss specific issues that participants are passionate about. Attendees will…

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The power of Housing Opportunity Day – an attendee’s perspective

Lobby days are one of the easiest ways to jump right in to legislative advocacy–and one of the most fun! The prospect of face-to-face visits with your legislators is an invigorating and inspiring experience for participants, not an intimidating one. But don’t just take it from us! Jessica Biel of Pinnacle Architecture in Bend attended…

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UPDATED: Housing Alliance mid-session update

Updated April 20, 2017 Housing is one of the most important issues discussed at the Oregon Legislature this session, and the Housing Alliance has a comprehensive agenda to help meet the full spectrum of Oregon’s housing needs. Legislators around the state recognize the importance of a place to call home and the challenges that are…

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Stable Homes for Oregon Families Lobby Day, March, and Rally! April 12

Join us on April 12 to speak with your legislators directly and show them the influence of tenant power! We need to raise our voices and call upon the Legislature to end no-cause evictions and lift the ban on local jurisdictions from implementing rent stabilization. Tenant advocates from around the state will come to Salem…

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Housing Opportunity Day – March 22

Take action to help ensure every Oregonian has a safe, stable, and affordable place to c all home and have fun while doing it—join us for our first Housing Opportunity Day of the 2017 Legislative session! This is your chance to meet your legislators and tell them that we need to take action to prevent…

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Register now! Stable Homes for Oregon Families Lobby Day – March 2

Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, we all need a stable place to call home. Right now, the system is out of balance, and the 4 in 10 Oregonians who rent can lose their homes for no reason due to no-cause evictions and extreme rent increases. We can provide renters with basic housing stability by…

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What to expect: Ways & Means Road Show Edition

Every two years, the Ways & Means Committee of the Oregon Legislature sets a budget for the coming two-year period. The process is long and complex, but it begins with two things: First, an understanding of how much money is available to spend, Second, a proposal known as the “Co-Chairs’ Budget”, and Third, an opportunity…

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We Need More Homes…And Stable Ones

As we build new homes, we must be sure that families remain in theirs. A stable home that they can afford gives families the foundation for success. Kids can succeed in school, parents can remain stable in their jobs, and people’s health stabilizes and improves when Oregonians have safe, stable, and affordable places to call…

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Thoughts from the Housing Alliance on the Existing Resources Budget Framework

The Oregon Housing Alliance believes that we must come together to meet the needs of the people impacted by the housing crisis, and lay a foundation of opportunity for every Oregonian—through good budget cycles and bad. The need to create this opportunity is even more dire as our affordable housing crisis is hurting families and…

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Governor’s Budget highlights the need to invest in home for Oregonians

Today, Governor Kate Brown released her budget for the 2017-19 biennium. The budget included a substantial and needed investment in both new and existing affordable housing that will build or preserve 1,500 homes across the state. This is an important first step to begin to address the crisis we are facing in every corner of…

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