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 receive in-depth training on housing issues and how to have a successful legislative meeting. Then we’ll head over to the Capitol to meet with key legislators to talk about how the Legislature can help meet Oregon’s critical housing needs.

Issues we will discuss with Legislators include:

– Preventing and ending homelessness through the Emergency Housing Account

– Protecting Oregonians who rent their homes

– Developing new affordable housing

– Preserving existing affordable homes

– Keeping homeowners stably housed and creating new homeowners

Lobby days are fun and impactful. To find out why, read a firsthand account one attendee’s experience here.

This Housing Opportunity Day might feel a little different – instead of having you visit your legislator, we may ask you to visit someone on a budget committee, or a key senator who will vote on tenant protections. We are also going to form teams that stay together all day.

Your voices make the difference, and Housing Opportunity Days are one of the best times to speak out. If you’re a first-time attendee, we make it easy for you to jump in to legislative advocacy, and if you’ve been before, we are excited to have you join us again! We hope to see many new and experienced advocates on May 18.

When: Thursday, May 18

9:30 AM-4:30 PM

The Mill at the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, Oregon

Morning snacks and lunch provided.

Register here!