ROC Leaders join Movement Building Convening

This July, ROC members have been participating in the third annual Movement Building Convening. This convening is being sponsored by Community Change, a national organization supporting the resident network in Oregon, to bring together advocates in Washington, California, and Louisiana, each with their own active resident led organizing networks. Each year, this event brings together…

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Meet Michelle, She ROCs!

Meet Michelle Thurston, a founding ROC member. Her story highlights the many ways that our dynamic ROC members’ lives have been changed by affordable housing. She has graciously agreed to share her story and we hope that it will inspire others to advocate. Michelle believes in advocacy and we are proud to have her as…

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Residents of Affordable Housing at RE:Conference!

By Reyna Gillet Our yearly RE:Conference is just a short three months away.  In keeping with the trend of introducing innovative and inspirational ideas to our conference-goers, we are pleased to announce this year’s RE:Conference will include a track for affordable housing residents. We will be providing opportunities for advocates to learn how to sharpen…

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You’re Invited! 2019 Legislative Session Celebration

You’re invited! We’re hosting a celebration of the 2019 Legislative session, our Housing Opportunity victories, and to thank our Housing Champions! What: Come join the celebration! We will be taking a look back at everything that was accomplished during the 2019 Legislative session, and we’ll be saying a special thank you to our Legislators who…

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Engaging residents of affordable housing in advocacy and organizing

By Reyna Gillet On June 6th housing providers and advocates met to learn about what’s next in our efforts to start a resident organizing network here in Oregon. We met in Salem, and with the help of the organization Community Change, we laid out the steps we will be taking to ensure a successful movement…

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