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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Help us pass basic protections for people who rent their homes

SB 608 is the proposal which the Housing Alliance and the Stable Homes for Oregon Families coalition have endorsed, and are advocating for. The bill would: Provide protection from no cause evictions for tenants after the first year of occupancy; and Provide statewide protection from economic evictions by limiting rent increases to no more than seven…

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Measure 102 has widespread support!

Across Oregon, newspaper editorial boards, community advocates, voters, and housing advocates all agree – Yes on Measure 102! Measure 102 has received editorial endorsements from: The Oregonian, Willamette Week, the Portland Mercury, the Ashland Daily Tidings, the Bend Bulletin, the Medford Mail Tribune, the Albany Democrat Herald, the Corvallis Gazette Times, the Eugene Weekly, the Corvallis Advocate, the Source Weekly, the Herald and News, and more! Local…

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We are hiring an Organizer! – Update: We’ve hired someone!

This post is updated to reflect we’ve hired an Organizer! Thank you for your interest! Neighborhood Partnerships is seeking a new team member who will help us bring housing opportunity to more Oregonians. Together, we know we can implement policies at the state level which will expand access to affordable housing, bring stability to people…

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National Low Income Housing Coalition Out of Reach report

This year’s Out of Reach report, released today from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, shows that an Oregonian must earn $21.26 to afford an average two bedroom apartment, and still have money left over for other necessities like food, medicine, and transportation costs. In the three county Portland-metro area, the hourly wage needed to…

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Take action with us today for Our Homes, Our Voices!

By Jill Winsor We need our Congressional Delegation to increase federal investment in affordable housing to help more Oregonians have a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. Over the years, federal programs through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have helped build and maintain…

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Take Action for Housing! Contact Your State Legislators

By Jill Winsor It’s National Housing Week of Action and we are raising our voices to make sure that everyone has a safe place to call home! Today we are focusing on our efforts on building relationships with our state legislators. The Oregon State Legislature recently took action to expand housing opportunity by increasing the…

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