Join us! 2018 Housing Opportunity Day!

Join us for the 2018 Housing Opportunity Day! Take action to help ensure every Oregon has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home and have fun while doing it — join us for Housing Opportunity Day of the 2018 Legislative Session on Thursday, February 15th! This is your chance to meet your legislators…

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2018 Legislative session begins: advocating for the document recording fee

The Housing Alliance will be seeking a significant increase to the document recording fee in 2018. This is a dedicated, ongoing source of revenue which helps prevent and end homelessness, build more affordable homes, and creates access to homeownership. The bill has been introduced as HB 4007. We believe that the House Committee on Human…

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The Housing Alliance Endorses Yes on Measure 101

The Oregon Housing Alliance has endorsed Measure 101 because we believe that all Oregonians should have access to healthcare. Access to affordable healthcare means we can take care of ourselves and our families. Access to affordable healthcare also means we don’t have to choose between seeing the doctor, and paying rent or a mortgage. Having…

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Save the Date! 2018 Housing Opportunity Day!

Every year, we travel to the Capitol for Housing Opportunity Day. Housing Opportunity Day is a chance to advocate on behalf of people experiencing housing instability, and to share with Legislators why it matters that we all have a safe place to call home. Attendees receive in-depth training on housing issues and how to have…

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OHCS Statewide Housing Plan Outreach

This post has been updated with the latest link for the schedule, as well as a new set of meeting dates, times & locations! Thank you!  Oregon Housing and Community Services is developing its statewide housing plan and seeking feedback from communities around the state! The statewide housing plan will help determine their policy decisions…

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HB 2912: A new land acquisition fund to support the development of affordable housing

This post is the last in a series explaining key housing bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session. Oregon is in desperate need of more of the opportunities created by decent, stable homes that are affordable to families with low incomes. There are many existing tools used to finance affordable homes, including tax credits,…

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HB 2724: Amplifying the power of renter education with a landlord mitigation fund

This post is the second in a series explaining key housing bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session. Thank you to Caitlyn Kennedy, Rent Well Administrator at Transition Projects, for her help with this post. Alexandra was a single parent to an 8 month old and a 1.5 year old living at an emergency…

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HB 2007/SB 1051: Policies to meet Oregon’s housing needs

This post is the second in a series explaining key housing bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session. Thank you to Housing Alliance member 1000 Friends of Oregon for their contributions to this post. In addition to investing in affordable homes, the 2017 Oregon Legislature passed an important policy bill, SB 1051, to help…

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HB 2002: new tools to help preserve Oregon’s affordable homes

This guest blog post by Rob Prasch from the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing is the first post in a series summarizing important housing bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session. A safe, stable, and affordable home is the foundation for wellbeing and opportunity. For Oregonians who cannot afford market rents, including seniors, people…

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Final recap and thank you – 2017 Legislative Session

An end-of-session message from the Housing Alliance: Dear Housing Alliance Members and Supporters: After a week of reflection on the 2017 Legislative session, we wanted to share some of our thoughts with you, and our appreciations. We knew going into the 2017 Legislative session that housing was going to be a big topic. Across Oregon, our…

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