June legislative update

The legislative session is in the home stretch. The Housing Alliance is hard at work, calling upon legislators to meet Oregon’s critical housing needs. The legislative session must end by July 10, and we need to ensure that legislators do not go home without significant action for housing opportunity. Many of our bills are before…

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Oregon’s renters struggle to afford stable homes as rents grow further out of reach

All Oregonians need a safe, stable and affordable place to call home. Right now, Oregon’s renters are struggling to keep up as rents outpace income, pushing homes that they can afford out of reach. According to the Out of Reach 2017 report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, renters in Oregon need…

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What HB 2004B does, as amended

This session’s key tenant protections bill, HB 2004B, passed out of the Senate Committee on Human Services on May 31 with additional amendments to the version that passed out of the House. The bill is awaiting a vote in the Senate. In its current form, it provides important protections against no-cause evictions. The section of…

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Where we are on housing opportunity: May Legislative update

Session has been moving quickly, and nearly all of our lead and support agenda items are on track! The second deadline for bills is approaching, and budget conversations have begun in earnest. We’ve prepared a quick update on where our bills are. You can get more background on all of the Housing Alliance lead agenda…

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Housing Opportunity Day – May 18

Registration is now open! Our second Housing Opportunity Day of the session will 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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