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Re: join us now, 6pm! organizing meeting for Oregon Cooperative Housing Network

Tim McCormick
 

Hi folks,
We had a great organizing meeting this past Thursday for the Oregon Cooperative Housing Network (OCHN, or OR Co-Op), with people from the Portland Small Developers Alliance (PDX SDA), the Portland subchapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (PDX CNU), and others. 

For anyone who missed it, as well as for attendees who would like access to meeting materials, all materials are at or linked from Orcoop.org, and below: 

Meeting Recordings, chat, transcripts:
  • Video: on YouTube, or on Google Drive/downloadable.
    • [on YouTube, you may want or need to increase the Quality setting. Click on the Settings / cogwheel icon, select Quality, then select 1080p]
  • Audio only recording.
  • Transcripts from Automatic captions and text chat: see at project site Orcoop.org.
Presentations:
Finally, next steps include the formation of an organizing committee; if you or somebody you know is interested in joining this committee to help make this thing happen, please reply or otherwise let us know! We are also approaching existing groups/advocates doing related work. 

Also, please let us know if you’re not quite THAT interested, but still want to be kept up to date on how this thing evolves, and of future opportunities to plug in. We have an open email announcements/discussion list you are welcome to join. 

cheers,
~Tim & Garlynn

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Tim McCormick
Housing Alternatives Network 
+1 503.334.1894.  Zoom personal room.
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative


On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 8:35 PM Janice Yaden via groups.io <janiceyaden=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sorry, I just got this at 8:30 pm.  Maybe you can fill me and others in that missed it.

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, 06:03:45 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:


Hi folks,

We would like to invite you to join us for an organizing meeting for a new Oregon Cooperative Housing Network (OR CO-OP), with representatives from SquareOne Villages and Portland's Park Place co-op, and OR Co-Op organizers Garlynn Woodsong and myself.

When:
Thursday, October 14th

What time:
6-7:30pm

What:
The topic of the meeting will be multi-stakeholder cooperatives for housing and equitable development.

This meeting is not intended to be just a summit or a policy discussion..

Instead, it’s meant to build participation in a federated cooperative and/or local cooperatives within that federation, in order to bring real solutions to market for our housing and inequality crisis.

Why:
We think the time for navel-gazing has passed, and it’s now time for action.

 Over the past two years, a number of us have identified cooperatives as one of the most promising paths forward, and one that has very little current housing market penetration in Oregon, especially within the Portland region. 

For the urbanists and developers especially, this is a critical point: currently, it basically does not pencil to bring a new-construction multifamily rental building to market as a profit-dependent endeavor in most areas of Portland (not to mention most of the balance of the west coast of the United States, and perhaps even more broadly than that); while such a development might pencil as a condominium (for-sale multifamily), the fear of construction defect liability has scared basically the entire local development industry away from this exit strategy.

If you can’t build multifamily to rent, and you can’t built it to sell, then why would you build it? 

Yet, we’ve pinned the future of our region, here in Portland at least, on developing multifamily, essentially, so that we can grow up rather than out (and really, this should be the policy challenge for every city, everywhere).

Cooperatives thus provide a path forward to continue the work towards achieving our regional vision (or the vision for every region), one with multiple co-benefits, including the opportunity of multi-stakeholder cooperatives to provide not just housing, but also economic opportunity with reduced risk.

Where:
We will meet virtually, to reduce barriers to participation, and to allow the meeting to be recorded.
Join the Zoom Meeting here:

https://dpz.zoom.us/j/96921960976?pwd=L0x4UFdtK1FrZmY3eTg4VzRYNUQ2Zz09

Meeting ID: 969 2196 0976
Passcode: 785636

One tap mobile:
+13017158592,,96921960976#,,,,*785636# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,96921960976#,,,,*785636# US (Chicago)


Who:
This email is going / went out to multiple groups:

  • The Portland subchapter of the Cascadia chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism

  • The Portland Small Developers Alliance

  • Oregon Cooperative Housing Network mailing list

  • PDX Shelter Forum

  • Village Collaborative


It is being cc’d to:

  • The Cascadia chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism


Agenda:

6pm - 6:15pm: Introductions

6:15 - 6:45pm: Presentations

6:45 - 7:10pm: Breakout/topical discussions (we will decide in-meeting if we choose to break into small groups or remain in one group):

Types of co-ops:

    • Existing (Park Place, C Street, etc)

    • Construction of new physical future

    • Conversion of existing multi family into co-ops

    • Incremental: tiny home villages, etc

7:10 - 7:25pm: Reconvene, group discussion

7:25 - 7:30pm: Wrap-up & next steps

For more information:
Orcoop.org


We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

Signed,

OCHN co-organizers: 

Tim McCormick
Housing Alternatives Network
https://tmccormick.org

Garlynn Woodsong
Woodsong Associates
https://www.woodsongassociates.com/


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Tim McCormick
+1 503.334.1894.  Zoom personal room.
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative


Re: join us now, 6pm! organizing meeting for Oregon Cooperative Housing Network

Janice Yaden
 

Sorry, I just got this at 8:30 pm.  Maybe you can fill me and others in that missed it.

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, 06:03:45 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:


Hi folks,

We would like to invite you to join us for an organizing meeting for a new Oregon Cooperative Housing Network (OR CO-OP), with representatives from SquareOne Villages and Portland's Park Place co-op, and OR Co-Op organizers Garlynn Woodsong and myself.

When:
Thursday, October 14th

What time:
6-7:30pm

What:
The topic of the meeting will be multi-stakeholder cooperatives for housing and equitable development.

This meeting is not intended to be just a summit or a policy discussion..

Instead, it’s meant to build participation in a federated cooperative and/or local cooperatives within that federation, in order to bring real solutions to market for our housing and inequality crisis.

Why:
We think the time for navel-gazing has passed, and it’s now time for action.

 Over the past two years, a number of us have identified cooperatives as one of the most promising paths forward, and one that has very little current housing market penetration in Oregon, especially within the Portland region. 

For the urbanists and developers especially, this is a critical point: currently, it basically does not pencil to bring a new-construction multifamily rental building to market as a profit-dependent endeavor in most areas of Portland (not to mention most of the balance of the west coast of the United States, and perhaps even more broadly than that); while such a development might pencil as a condominium (for-sale multifamily), the fear of construction defect liability has scared basically the entire local development industry away from this exit strategy.

If you can’t build multifamily to rent, and you can’t built it to sell, then why would you build it? 

Yet, we’ve pinned the future of our region, here in Portland at least, on developing multifamily, essentially, so that we can grow up rather than out (and really, this should be the policy challenge for every city, everywhere).

Cooperatives thus provide a path forward to continue the work towards achieving our regional vision (or the vision for every region), one with multiple co-benefits, including the opportunity of multi-stakeholder cooperatives to provide not just housing, but also economic opportunity with reduced risk.

Where:
We will meet virtually, to reduce barriers to participation, and to allow the meeting to be recorded.
Join the Zoom Meeting here:

https://dpz.zoom.us/j/96921960976?pwd=L0x4UFdtK1FrZmY3eTg4VzRYNUQ2Zz09

Meeting ID: 969 2196 0976
Passcode: 785636

One tap mobile:
+13017158592,,96921960976#,,,,*785636# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,96921960976#,,,,*785636# US (Chicago)


Who:
This email is going / went out to multiple groups:

  • The Portland subchapter of the Cascadia chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism

  • The Portland Small Developers Alliance

  • Oregon Cooperative Housing Network mailing list

  • PDX Shelter Forum

  • Village Collaborative


It is being cc’d to:

  • The Cascadia chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism


Agenda:

6pm - 6:15pm: Introductions

6:15 - 6:45pm: Presentations

6:45 - 7:10pm: Breakout/topical discussions (we will decide in-meeting if we choose to break into small groups or remain in one group):

Types of co-ops:

    • Existing (Park Place, C Street, etc)

    • Construction of new physical future

    • Conversion of existing multi family into co-ops

    • Incremental: tiny home villages, etc

7:10 - 7:25pm: Reconvene, group discussion

7:25 - 7:30pm: Wrap-up & next steps

For more information:
Orcoop.org


We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

Signed,

OCHN co-organizers: 

Tim McCormick
Housing Alternatives Network
https://tmccormick.org

Garlynn Woodsong
Woodsong Associates
https://www.woodsongassociates.com/


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Tim McCormick
+1 503.334.1894.  Zoom personal room.
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative


join us now, 6pm! organizing meeting for Oregon Cooperative Housing Network

Tim McCormick
 

Hi folks,

We would like to invite you to join us for an organizing meeting for a new Oregon Cooperative Housing Network (OR CO-OP), with representatives from SquareOne Villages and Portland's Park Place co-op, and OR Co-Op organizers Garlynn Woodsong and myself.

When:
Thursday, October 14th

What time:
6-7:30pm

What:
The topic of the meeting will be multi-stakeholder cooperatives for housing and equitable development.

This meeting is not intended to be just a summit or a policy discussion..

Instead, it’s meant to build participation in a federated cooperative and/or local cooperatives within that federation, in order to bring real solutions to market for our housing and inequality crisis.

Why:
We think the time for navel-gazing has passed, and it’s now time for action.

 Over the past two years, a number of us have identified cooperatives as one of the most promising paths forward, and one that has very little current housing market penetration in Oregon, especially within the Portland region. 

For the urbanists and developers especially, this is a critical point: currently, it basically does not pencil to bring a new-construction multifamily rental building to market as a profit-dependent endeavor in most areas of Portland (not to mention most of the balance of the west coast of the United States, and perhaps even more broadly than that); while such a development might pencil as a condominium (for-sale multifamily), the fear of construction defect liability has scared basically the entire local development industry away from this exit strategy.

If you can’t build multifamily to rent, and you can’t built it to sell, then why would you build it? 

Yet, we’ve pinned the future of our region, here in Portland at least, on developing multifamily, essentially, so that we can grow up rather than out (and really, this should be the policy challenge for every city, everywhere).

Cooperatives thus provide a path forward to continue the work towards achieving our regional vision (or the vision for every region), one with multiple co-benefits, including the opportunity of multi-stakeholder cooperatives to provide not just housing, but also economic opportunity with reduced risk.

Where:
We will meet virtually, to reduce barriers to participation, and to allow the meeting to be recorded.
Join the Zoom Meeting here:

https://dpz.zoom.us/j/96921960976?pwd=L0x4UFdtK1FrZmY3eTg4VzRYNUQ2Zz09

Meeting ID: 969 2196 0976
Passcode: 785636

One tap mobile:
+13017158592,,96921960976#,,,,*785636# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,96921960976#,,,,*785636# US (Chicago)


Who:
This email is going / went out to multiple groups:

  • The Portland subchapter of the Cascadia chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism

  • The Portland Small Developers Alliance

  • Oregon Cooperative Housing Network mailing list

  • PDX Shelter Forum

  • Village Collaborative


It is being cc’d to:

  • The Cascadia chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism


Agenda:

6pm - 6:15pm: Introductions

6:15 - 6:45pm: Presentations

6:45 - 7:10pm: Breakout/topical discussions (we will decide in-meeting if we choose to break into small groups or remain in one group):

Types of co-ops:

    • Existing (Park Place, C Street, etc)

    • Construction of new physical future

    • Conversion of existing multi family into co-ops

    • Incremental: tiny home villages, etc

7:10 - 7:25pm: Reconvene, group discussion

7:25 - 7:30pm: Wrap-up & next steps

For more information:
Orcoop.org


We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

Signed,

OCHN co-organizers: 

Tim McCormick
Housing Alternatives Network
https://tmccormick.org

Garlynn Woodsong
Woodsong Associates
https://www.woodsongassociates.com/


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Tim McCormick
+1 503.334.1894.  Zoom personal room.
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative


Re: Join Us! - Housing Oregon conference - Thursday Oct. 7 schedule

Donna Cohen
 

Thanks, Tim!

Donna

 

Donna L Cohen, MLIS, MEd

Portland, Oregon

503-737-1425

dcohen@...

Civics for Adults – and Others – Workshops: To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement

Webpage www.civicthinker.info

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Civics-for-Adults-1490728887922036/

“My philosophy is very simple. When you see something that is not fair, not right, not just – stand up, say something, speak up!” Rep. John Lewis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6lzPpqc2WY

 

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim McCormick
Sent: Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:29 AM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Join Us! - Housing Oregon conference - Thursday Oct. 7 schedule

 

to attend, register using code "HonoredGuest". 

 

12-1pm session: recap of 2021 Oregon Legislative Session actions on Affordable Housing, with Representative Julie Fahey & others.

 

3-5pm: on the remarkable just-passed SB 458, allowing residential land parcels to be subdivided and separately owned. I think this is potentially a pathway to creating low-cost, small village-type housing clusters, and/or cooperative housing, throughout the state. 

 

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM Housing Oregon <housingoregon@...> wrote:

Thursday, October 7  Schedule of Sessions

Dear Tim, 

We're halfway through Housing Oregon's Industry Support Conferene. We invite you to join us at the lunch hour today (12 PM Pacific) for a look back at the 2021 Oregon Legislative session and what comes next for affordable housing.

 

 

Representative Julie Fahey, District 14, Oregon Legislature

 

Senator Kayse Jama, District 24, Oregon Legislature

 

Representative Jack Zika, District 53, Oregon Legislature

The 2021 Oregon Legislative Session: Advancing Affordable Housing Through A Time of Crisis

Thursday, October 7:  12:00 pm Pacific

Grab some lunch and join a panel discussion with Legislative leaders and housing advocates who will reflect on the significant wins of this past session and the work left to tackle moving forward. Hear reflections on how these new resources and policies respond to the challenges we face brought on by the COVID pandemic and catastrophic wildfires while advancing long-term housing solutions that will chip away at ongoing systemic racial disparities we face.

 

 

How to join-in each day

  • Each day of the event, visit the Resilient Communities event website.
  • Sign in via the upper-right hand corner. Forgot your password? Don't worry, ou can reset it.
  • Click on "Sessions" tab to search for dates and times.
  • Zoom "Watch Now" link appears 10 minutes before session begins.  If for some reason you do not see the "Watch Now" link, try refreshing your browser. Zoom room will open when presenters are ready.

Candace Jamison, Executive Director, Marion County Housing Authority - Workshop: Lessons in Community and Family Resilience from the 2020 Wildfires

Emily Reiman, Executive Director, DevNW - Workshop: SB 8 - Expanding Affordable Housing Options on Commercially Zoned Properties

 

Thursday, October 7 Schedule

9:00 am - 10:00 am 

10:30 am - 11:30 am

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Check out more details in the Program Guide

  • Thanks to our 46 sponsors
  • Featured speakers
  • Tracks - Workshops under each theme 
  • Daily sessions-at-a-glance 
  • Workshop details listed chronologically: 

·        

    • Date and time
    • Respective tracks
    • Descriptions
    • Presenters
  • Speakers listed alphabetically 

 

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

 

 

Walsh Construction

Sapphire and Emerald Sponsors

 

Oregon Housing and Community Services

 

 

JP Morgan Chase Bank

Ruby Sponsors

 

Orrick

 

PNC Bank Real Estate

 

LMC Construction

 

Access Architecture

 

Boise Housing Corporation

 

Enterprise Community Partners

 

LRS Architects

 

Salazar Architect

US Bank

 

Umpqua Bank

 

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

Amethyst Sponsors

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Tim McCormick

+1 503.334.1894.  Zoom personal room.

Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative


Re: Join Us! - Housing Oregon conference - Thursday Oct. 7 schedule

Tim McCormick
 

to attend, register using code "HonoredGuest". 

12-1pm session: recap of 2021 Oregon Legislative Session actions on Affordable Housing, with Representative Julie Fahey & others.

3-5pm: on the remarkable just-passed SB 458, allowing residential land parcels to be subdivided and separately owned. I think this is potentially a pathway to creating low-cost, small village-type housing clusters, and/or cooperative housing, throughout the state. 

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM Housing Oregon <housingoregon@...> wrote:

Thursday, October 7  Schedule of Sessions

Dear Tim, 

We're halfway through Housing Oregon's Industry Support Conferene. We invite you to join us at the lunch hour today (12 PM Pacific) for a look back at the 2021 Oregon Legislative session and what comes next for affordable housing.

Representative Julie Fahey, District 14, Oregon Legislature

Senator Kayse Jama, District 24, Oregon Legislature

Representative Jack Zika, District 53, Oregon Legislature

The 2021 Oregon Legislative Session: Advancing Affordable Housing Through A Time of Crisis

Thursday, October 7:  12:00 pm Pacific

Grab some lunch and join a panel discussion with Legislative leaders and housing advocates who will reflect on the significant wins of this past session and the work left to tackle moving forward. Hear reflections on how these new resources and policies respond to the challenges we face brought on by the COVID pandemic and catastrophic wildfires while advancing long-term housing solutions that will chip away at ongoing systemic racial disparities we face.

How to join-in each day

  • Each day of the event, visit the Resilient Communities event website.
  • Sign in via the upper-right hand corner. Forgot your password? Don't worry, ou can reset it.
  • Click on "Sessions" tab to search for dates and times.
  • Zoom "Watch Now" link appears 10 minutes before session begins.  If for some reason you do not see the "Watch Now" link, try refreshing your browser. Zoom room will open when presenters are ready.

Candace Jamison, Executive Director, Marion County Housing Authority - Workshop: Lessons in Community and Family Resilience from the 2020 Wildfires

Emily Reiman, Executive Director, DevNW - Workshop: SB 8 - Expanding Affordable Housing Options on Commercially Zoned Properties

Thursday, October 7 Schedule

    9:00 am - 10:00 am 

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

      1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Program Guide

      Check out more details in the Program Guide

      • Thanks to our 46 sponsors
      • Featured speakers
      • Tracks - Workshops under each theme 
      • Daily sessions-at-a-glance 
      • Workshop details listed chronologically: 
        • Date and time
        • Respective tracks
        • Descriptions
        • Presenters
      • Speakers listed alphabetically 

      Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

      Presenting Sponsors

      Sapphire and Emerald Sponsors

      Ruby Sponsors

      Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

      Amethyst Sponsors

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      Tim McCormick
      +1 503.334.1894.  Zoom personal room.
      Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
      Organizer at Village Collaborative


      TODAY 7-8pm, SquareOne Villages online event, hear from villagers

      Tim McCormick
       

      "inspiring stories from residents at EACH of our villages, new project updates from Executive Director, Dan Bryant, and some incredibly impactful news."  [probably about new state funding and new sites approvals]. 
      Free, RSVP here.  

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      Tim McCormick
      +1 503.334.1894.  Zoom personal room.
      Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
      Organizer at Village Collaborative


      ---------- Forwarded message ---------
      From: SquareOne Villages <info@...>
      Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM
      Subject: Today is the Day!
      To: Tim McCormick <squareonevillages.org@...>
      SquareOne's virtual event is TONIGHT from 7-8pm, be sure to RSVP and check out our auction! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
       

      Today is the Day!

      Join us tonight from 7-8pm for an energetic entertainment experience! You'll hear inspiring stories from residents at EACH of our villages, new project updates from Executive Director, Dan Bryant, and some incredibly impactful news.

      You won't want to miss it. Be sure to RSVP for the event and check out our auction!

      Virtual Event TODAY from 7-8pm 

      RSVP for Virtual Event!

      The auction is now OPEN! It will close on Friday Oct 8th at noon.

      Visit the Auction HERE
       
       

      Add to your calendar here:

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      TODAY - 3-5pm Weds, join/testify at AHFE Coordinating Board monthly mtg

      Tim McCormick
       

      Passcode, if prompted: AHFECB21!

      general or on-agenda-item public comment is open at start, up to two minutes for 5 speakers, and possible additional comment time at end.

      This is one of the better, open opportunities to get updates and be heard on Portland/Multnomah County homelessness issues. Speak now and tune in (or watch later) or.. well, most alternatives are likely less useful or impactful. This meeting is also recorded and later made available on YouTube, which adds to the value of getting any points or suggestions on record here. 

      OCTOBER 26 Agenda:
      5 min Welcome - Board, Co-Chairs
      10 min Introductions (All) Informational
      10 min Open for Public Comment: Up to five people, two minute limit per
      person. (All)
      5 min Interrupting Microaggressions Training - 10/15 (Josh) Informational
      5 min Community Solutions Update (Lori) Informational
      20 min Budget Presentation (Marc/Adam) Informational
      55 min Budget Discussion (Marc/Adam Discussion
      5 min Additional Public Comment (All) Discussion
      5 min General Updates & Announcements (All) Informational

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      Tim McCormick
      +1 503.334.1894.  Zoom personal room.
      Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
      Organizer at Village Collaborative


      Invite to join Housing Oregon conference Oct 4-8, Homelessness Track sessions

      Tim McCormick
       

      thanks to Brian Hoop, Executive Director of Housing Oregon, for passing on this free invitation to PDX Shelter Forum members to join this week's Housing Oregon conference, including access to recorded sessions to be posted later.  

      You can join any of the specific homelessness-related sessions Brian has listed below, by using the Zoom links listed. 

      To access other sessions, you should register for the conference, which by the way is co-organized as part of a larger national conference Resilient Communities: The National Forumuse the passcode HonoredGuest for free, scholarship, registration, supported by Meyer Memorial Trust. 

      I call your attention particularly to this session: 

      UNPACKING THE VILLAGE: NEW RESEARCH TOWARD BETTER ALTERNATIVE SHELTER

      Friday, October 8
      9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT

      Join Zoom session:
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83463103673?pwd=R2g4Qjg4UXgwVWJ2R2Z2bitBeFlldz09

      PRESENTERS
       ·  Todd Ferry Senior Research Associate and Faculty Fellow, Center for Public Interest Design, Portland State University
       ·  Dr. Marisa Zapata Associate Professor of Land-Use Planning and Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University
       ·  Dr. Greg Townley Associate Professor of Community Psychology, Portland State University and Co-founder, Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University

      Bcc: 
      Todd Ferry
      Dr. Marisa Zapata
      Dr. Greg Townley 
      Brian Hoop

      ---------- Forwarded message ---------
      From: Brian Hoop <brian@...>
      Date: Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 4:03 PM
      Subject: Invite to join Homelessness Track sessions - Housing Oregon conference - Oct 4-8
      To: <tmccormick@...>

      Tim - Feel free to share with your list. 

      Brian  

      This week is Housing Oregon’s Industry Support Conference, October 4-8. There are dozens of online sessions highlighting current issues and best practices addressing affordable multi-family rental housing, homelessness services and expanding access to homeownership for low-income residents across Oregon.

      You are invited to access for FREE a few of the workshops which are part of the Homelessness track. You are also welcome to consider registering for the entire multi-state weeklong conference at Resilient Communities: The National Forum.  Registering gives you access to 80+ workshops from multiple state community development and affordable housing associations, like Housing Oregon, collaborating on this conference.

      Below you will find workshop dates, times and Zoom meeting room links you can access for several of the Homelessness Track sessions.  To participate in other sessions, including the national sessions on Monday/Tuesday, you will need to register.

      If you have questions, please contact conference organizer – brian@... or 503-475-6056.


      EQUITABLE RESEARCH, EVALUATION, AND GOVERNANCE FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS

      Wednesday, October 6

      10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT

      Join Zoom session:

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88149900511?pwd=NWNwd1VBK2Q1QkZUdmNsbkhDR0RsZz09

      What does it look like for homelessness research and evaluation practices to be centered on racial equity and people who have lived experience with homelessness? Researchers from Health Share of Oregon worked with Portland State University’s Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative and Providence CORE to answer this question. They will discuss their study focused on the Regional Supportive Housing Impact Fund, which addresses the growing need for permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness with serious health care needs in the Portland metropolitan region. The findings and recommendations of this study provide actionable guidance for any organization seeking more equitable research, evaluation, and governance approaches for supportive housing and homelessness services.

      PANELISTS

      ·         Dr. Marisa Zapata Associate Professor of Land-Use Planning and Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University

      ·         Alyssa Craigie Director of Health Systems Integration, Health Share of Oregon

      ·         L. Bentley Moses Program Manager, Center for Outcomes Research and Education


      PATHWAYS TO STABILITY FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING IDD AND HOMELESSNESS

      Thursday, October 7

       1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

      Join Zoom session:

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86534370503?pwd=aEY0WmdvSEdzaElLUkJxZCtOWmcxZz09

      This session will highlight the challenges and opportunities to securing stable housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Building off of EcoNorthwest's 2020 data study that revealed deep but still hidden unmet housing needs for this special population, three project sponsors will share how they are forging solutions for our neurodiverse neighbors in both urban and rural communities.

      MODERATOR

      ·         Margaret Van Vliet Consultant, Trillium Advisors

       

      PANELISTS

      ·         Terri Silvis, Ph.D CEO, Horizon Projects

      ·         Jennifer Knapp Executive Director, Community Vision

      ·         Bryce Bahler, LICSW Director, Transitional Community Treatment, Ryther

      UNPACKING THE VILLAGE: NEW RESEARCH TOWARD BETTER ALTERNATIVE SHELTER

      Friday, October 8

      9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT

      Join Zoom session:

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83463103673?pwd=R2g4Qjg4UXgwVWJ2R2Z2bitBeFlldz09

      The village model, which features non-congregate sleeping units and shared facilities, has emerged as a favorite alternative approach to providing shelter for houseless community members. Advocates argue that villages can be put in place quickly, use underutilized land, and offer common space for empowerment, healing, and community. Research at Portland State University’s Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative (HRAC) provides critical context for the practices and outcomes of the village model. Learn from members of the interdisciplinary team at HRAC who conducted this research. They'll share key lessons from a multi-year study, funded by Meyer Memorial Trust, that engaged a range of stakeholders, including villagers, village managers/support-specialists, village designers/architects, and neighbors. As interest in the village model grows both locally and nationally, this team aims to identify best practices for the creation of more impactful and equitable villages—practices that can also inform a range of other approaches to alternative shelter.

      PRESENTERS

      ·         Todd Ferry Senior Research Associate and Faculty Fellow, Center for Public Interest Design, Portland State University

      ·         Dr. Marisa Zapata Associate Professor of Land-Use Planning and Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University

      ·         Dr. Greg Townley Associate Professor of Community Psychology, Portland State University and Co-founder, Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University


      Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley: New legislation championing affordable homeownership and ending homelessness

      Friday, October 8

      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT

      Join Zoom session:

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84188314963?pwd=QUFiY2tRbkZ0Rlg5ZkdIaHpuc2hZdz09

      Oregon's U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley join us to explain new legislation they have introduced designed to address America’s crisis of housing availability and affordability by reducing the shortcomings of current housing policies and funding levels. After brief comments, the Senators’ policy staff will join for Q & A. Senator Ron Wyden’s DASH Act will make a generational investment to end childhood homelessness and tackle the housing affordability crisis by issuing Housing Choice Vouchers to all families with children; greatly increase the production of deeply affordable housing for families exiting homelessness and reform the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Senator Merkley’s Affordable HOME Act will invest $40 billion per year in the National Housing Trust Fund; lower the cost of housing so everyone can afford a place to live; and build an emergency housing program to deploy resources during large-scale disasters like wildfires.

       

      PRESENTERS

      ·         U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

      ·         U.S. Senator Jeff Merley

      ·         Madison Moskowitz  Domestic Economic Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Ron Wyden

      ·         Matthew Traylor  Housing Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Jeff Merkley


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      Re: Gulf Coast (has almost) Ended Unsheltered Homelessness

      Sue Gemmell
       

      I've been reading about Community Solutions  and am impressed with their approach to getting to zero. 

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      Gulf Coast (has almost) Ended Unsheltered Homelessness

      Keith Wilson
       

      Dear PDX Shelter Forum,

       

      I hope this email finds everyone well and safe.

       

      I visited Gulfport, MS, a few weeks ago at the direction of a friend who helped them reach functional zero homelessness using Built for Zero. Here is the brief on their process and challenges. I believe I shared my Rockford IL visit with you last year. They too have ended homelessness. Working with cities around the nation that have both ended and are struggling with homelessness to find ways to provide better outcomes for our unsheltered neighbors in Portland.

       

      Be well,

      Keith Wilson

       

      “END UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS.” Mary Simons, Executive Director of Open Doors Homeless Coalition made this her goal and she and her team have NEARLY ACHIEVED IT.

       

      A few weeks ago, Mary allowed me the privilege of spending a day with her in Gulfport, helping me understand that Portland’s challenge is not insurmountable.

       

      Open Doors (like our Joint Office of Homeless Services) manages the homeless services for Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Region, a six-county area along the coast which includes the cities of Biloxi, Pascagoula, and Gulfport.

       

      Open Doors journey to arrive on the cusp of ZERO homeless was so much steeper than what we face in Portland, even with our thousands of unsheltered souls living on our streets.

       

      In 2005, the Gulf Coast awoke after the storm surge from Hurricane Katrina receded, with 50,000 homes destroyed. Everyone in their community was affected, the unhoused were both rich and poor. By the time FEMA left, three years later, they still had 600 unsheltered souls living on the streets and in the woods. Today, they have exactly 54 unsheltered homeless and are working with each, explaining to them, “we want to support you, what does that look like? But you can’t stay here.”

       

      It hasn’t been easy. From 2008 to 2014, they were stuck at about 600 unsheltered souls in their community. They, like so many communities in the US, relied on a “Housing First” model, which focuses on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing. With 100% of their emergency shelters destroyed and not rebuilt after the storm and with limited transitional housing, they really had no other choice. However, they simply did not have the personnel to provide outreach to everyone, every day, to match the needs with available resources.

       

      In 2015, Mary turned for help to Community Solutions and decided to begin the process to become a Built for Zero community. Built for Zero communities know how many people are experiencing homelessness at any time. They know a lot more than that too. They know who each person is and what they need to get back into housing. They know the length of time each person has been homeless and what specific challenges are keeping them out of housing, like not having a driver’s license or birth certificate, for example.

       

      They know all this with the help of something called a “By-Name list.”

       

      The By-Name list isn’t just about collecting stats on each person experiencing homelessness. Taken together, the By-Name list, and the data it provides, give a view of homelessness across the entire community — and allows teams to work toward ending it.

       

      “It’s hard work though…” After implementing Built for Zero and seeing immediate and steady reductions, unsheltered homeless on the Gulf Coast plateaued at 300 souls living outdoors in unsafe, unsanitary, and dangerous conditions. The By Name list had become a key resource but was incomplete. Mary didn’t have the staff to reach everyone, every day. She realized, “…you can’t do it alone.”

       

      The answer came when literally a door opened, and Mary walked into a meeting with the mayor and police chief in Biloxi in 2018. The police were frustrated because of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in city funding that was related to police calls to issues related to unsheltered homeless that, oftentimes, ended in arrests (sounds familiar - 52% of arrests in Portland are homeless persons). Mary realized that the police were either going to be a roadblock or a SOLUTION. Her response, “how about if I save you some money?” She asked, and they agreed, to become PARTNERS. The chief assigned two officers to the Open Doors Program and those officers provided access to the entire department. Soon after, the other cities along the Gulf Coast did the same. They collectively began helping her complete the By Name list.

       

      Interviewing many of the officers that were now calling her and her team directly, she found they “hated arresting the homeless.” She knew the officers were charged with doing something, she wanted to give them better options.

       

      There is no magic 1, 2, 3 step process. Each interaction has a tailored response. For example, a Biloxi police officer was at a bus station when two individuals exited an arriving bus and seemed to be lost. He asked if he could help them. One of them said, “I am looking for the shelter.” He replied, “we don’t have a shelter.” They told him they were homeless in another state where authorities asked them where they would like to go. They said, “Biloxi,” were given bus tickets and were on their way.

       

      The officer took the opportunity to become part of the solution. He immediately offered help and contacted Open Doors, who provided a hotel room for three days, contacted their family, and helped them get back home. The most striking point to me was that not only did the officer help these souls, but he also tracked down the person in the other state who purchased the bus tickets, calling to explain how unprofessional and inhumane their approach was to ship homeless to other towns. An extraordinary story about working together to connect people to their support groups where they can be housed.

       

      Mary points out that “partnerships are hard to create but once gained, you can move fast.” With the police on board and helping, the number of unsheltered became less and less.

       

      More partnerships followed. Next were hospitals that “discharged patient to shelter,” (again, there are no shelters) even one person with a newly amputated leg. Hospitals now, partnering with Open Doors, notify them days in advance if someone does not have housing. Additionally, there were 98 veterans in her homeless day center. Mary’s research found that most had completed their PTSD treatment at the VA hospital and were being “discharged to homelessness” from the program. The VA now shares as much non-confidential information as they can with Open Doors, informing her in advance of a patients release so her team can jump into action to find housing.

       

      There is no end to the partnerships now. They extend to every part of the community: businesses, real estate agents, faith-based organizations, etc. Everyone wants to help with the By Name list, sharing with Open Doors, and BUILDING TRUST with their unsheltered homeless souls. That is the true genius of Open Doors and Built for Zero. Mary now knows everyone experiencing homelessness “By Name”, in real time.

       

      That’s how you get from tens of thousands of homeless to 54.

       

      Contrast this story with Portland, a city of wealth and beauty with many resources in our community standing ready to help: 175 fire fighters on duty at any moment, EMT’s, our new Portland Street Response, countless homeless services agencies and faith-based organizations providing shelter and meals, 95 plugged in neighborhood associations, thousands of Neighborhood Emergency Team members, and dozens upon dozens of community organizations helping in all corners of our city. Our police, who are on the front lines caring for our city, drive, or walk by our unsheltered souls each day and bear the brunt of an uncoordinated system. All these resources are disconnected while the quality of life for both the homed and homeless suffers. In the case of the homeless, on average every three days, a life is lost.

       

      Many of us will say, “we have an affordable housing issue in Portland, we lack alternative shelter.” And that is exactly what I said to Mary because we have been conditioned in Portland to believe this. Mary immediately challenged me, “stop looking at the usual locations.” “Focus on solutions: develop a network of second chance landlords that will help with souls with damaged rental histories; if you need housing for sexual offenders, talk to them, where do others live?” The point she was making was that if you argue for your limitations, you become part of the problem. Keep in mind, “the goal is to END UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS. We can only focus on solutions.” There is no one size fits all solution and the solutions are as varied as the individual needs and situations.

       

      When you focus on ending homelessness, not allowing the street to be a destination, ever, and engaging your whole community, you can move mountains and care for your neighbors - all of them. I believe, like Mary, we can end unsheltered homelessness in Portland. I often say, the “P” in Portland stands for PRIDE in our city. Perhaps we will end unsheltered homelessness when the “P” stands for PARTNERSHIP.

       


      Oregonian podcast interview with homelessness reporter, Nicole Hayden

      Sally Bachman
       

      The Oregonian posted today a Beat Check interview with Nicole Hayden, the homelessness reporter.

      Here's the Apple podcast version:

      https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beat-check-with-the-oregonian/id1483134030

      I'm sure that Beat Check can be found on other platforms, too.

      SB


      Training Event #2 - Learn how to divert construction mock-ups

      Julia Mollner
       

      Hello All, 
      I want to share an upcoming event hosted by City Repair and the Useful Waste Initiative. See below!

      Unfulfilled Potential: Completing Construction Mock-ups and Diverting Waste
      A free, online event diving into the process of diverting construction mock-ups.
      All donations go to supporting current diversion efforts, community engagement, and construction skill training for those involved this summer 2021. 

      UWI_Event2.jpg
      Image: Albertina mock-up by Ankrom Mosian and Pence Construction.

      Please share with anyone who may be interested! All are welcome. 


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      Fellow of Practice, PSU Center for Public Interest Design


      Re: Programs in Dallas, TX

      Keith Wilson
       

      Tommy,

       

      This is a real privilege to receive. You and your father were very gracious in sharing. I researched the lay of land after viewing the presentation and reading the linked story. Texas legislature is considering a bill to make homeless encampments illegal. Will create fines up to $500. At some point when they realize and admit that they are never going to get money out of a homeless person and the mounting administration costs and arrests pile up for unpaid citations, they will begin to address the root cause. The presentation and what they are doing in Dallas is a wonderful first step to helping to improve outcomes.

       

      Best,

      Keith

       

      From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tommy Kiser via groups.io
      Sent: Monday, August 9, 2021 10:21 AM
      To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
      Subject: [pdxshelterforum] Programs in Dallas, TX

       

      Hi all. My Dad lives in Dallas, TX, and does a good deal of outreach/support work with housing unstable and houseless folks there. He shared this presentation with me (attached as PDF) that outlines the current programs they are funding to try and help on a number of fronts. While obviously not a bastion of progressive values, it looks as though they are doing some good things there in this area. I thought some in this group would find this interesting.

       

      Not mentioned in this presentation, but apparently there is some sort of publicly-funded medical insurance program for houseless people there (though I haven’t been able to find more info on it yet), that many of the people he works with make good use of.

       

      I do think the counts are a bit suspect here – they estimate around 4000 unhoused people in Dallas County, which has a population just under 3 million. But since they have 3+ months of 90+ degree temperatures there each year, perhaps the more visible threat to human lives drives a bit more priority on addressing some of these issues than what we have here. I don’t know whether the houseless community themselves is well represented in any of these groups…would be curious about the experience from those participating in the system.

       

      Here’s a recent article from the local newspaper giving an overview of the programs as well: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/06/23/north-texas-partnership-aims-to-provide-shelter-to-half-of-dallas-countys-homeless/

       

      Cheers,

      -Tommy

       


      Re: 'Encampments' in Int'l Order of Odd Fellows & Biblical traditions

      Tim McCormick
       

      whoops meant to add these images of I.O.O.F. 'Encampment" iconography, on official medals (known as 'jewels') and a building plaque:



      On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 1:20 PM Tim McCormick via groups.io <tmccormick=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
      [travel diary post]: 
      Encamping with the [International Order of] Odd Fellows, & "The Wrong Place for the Right People."

      In every town I look out for or often seem to stumble across an I.O.O.F. building—International Order of Odd Fellows, inclusive fraternal organization formed early 18thC in UK, US offshoot 1819. Their buildings (often called 'lodges') are amazingly pervasive, though sometimes little-marked or repurposed. 

      In Half Moon Bay here, on coast of San Francisco peninsula, this excellent place Cafe Society I'd picked out from afar to stop in at turned out to be, of course, the current iteration of coffee shop that has long been on ground floor of the IOOF building at 526 Main Street, home of Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows.


      "Odd Fellows ensures no one is odd man out," says headline of 2017 Half Moon Bay Review  story about the branch here, known as Ocean View Lodge. https://www.hmbreview.com/news/odd-fellows-ensures-no-one-is-odd-man-out/article_b6e4da60-eaa0-11e7-9421-3b5f60770def.html. IOOF was also the first fraternal organization to admit women, since 1851.

      Particularly interesting to me is the IOOF's 'Encampment' concept & iconography. An Encampment is a higher-level order within a lodge, for more senior & honored members. My sense is that the tent / encampment theme comes mainly from the Hebrew Bible (which, especially the Pentateuch ie Torah, is full of descriptions of camps, settlements, tents or temporary pavilions). 

      It challenges conventional modern understanding, that a more honored and responsible 'Order' would be represented by an 'encampment.' Yet it expresses and preserves an ancient view, perhaps best known (in 'Western' world) today via the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament and offshoots: of life as a spiritual journey and accordingly, temporary settlements as, potentially, sanctified points and waystations. 

      Incidentally, the name "Cafe Society" apparently is alluding to the trailblazing Cafe Society opened on Sheridan Square, Greenwich Village, NYC in 1938, a leading jazz and political club, and also the first to be fully racially integrated. It was advertised as "The Wrong Place for the Right People" by founder Barney Josephson. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caf%C3%A9_Society.


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      Organizer at Village Collaborative
      Portland, Oregon 

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      Organizer at Village Collaborative
      Portland, Oregon 


      'Encampments' in Int'l Order of Odd Fellows & Biblical traditions

      Tim McCormick
       

      [travel diary post]: 
      Encamping with the [International Order of] Odd Fellows, & "The Wrong Place for the Right People."

      In every town I look out for or often seem to stumble across an I.O.O.F. building—International Order of Odd Fellows, inclusive fraternal organization formed early 18thC in UK, US offshoot 1819. Their buildings (often called 'lodges') are amazingly pervasive, though sometimes little-marked or repurposed. 

      In Half Moon Bay here, on coast of San Francisco peninsula, this excellent place Cafe Society I'd picked out from afar to stop in at turned out to be, of course, the current iteration of coffee shop that has long been on ground floor of the IOOF building at 526 Main Street, home of Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows.


      "Odd Fellows ensures no one is odd man out," says headline of 2017 Half Moon Bay Review  story about the branch here, known as Ocean View Lodge. https://www.hmbreview.com/news/odd-fellows-ensures-no-one-is-odd-man-out/article_b6e4da60-eaa0-11e7-9421-3b5f60770def.html. IOOF was also the first fraternal organization to admit women, since 1851.

      Particularly interesting to me is the IOOF's 'Encampment' concept & iconography. An Encampment is a higher-level order within a lodge, for more senior & honored members. My sense is that the tent / encampment theme comes mainly from the Hebrew Bible (which, especially the Pentateuch ie Torah, is full of descriptions of camps, settlements, tents or temporary pavilions). 

      It challenges conventional modern understanding, that a more honored and responsible 'Order' would be represented by an 'encampment.' Yet it expresses and preserves an ancient view, perhaps best known (in 'Western' world) today via the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament and offshoots: of life as a spiritual journey and accordingly, temporary settlements as, potentially, sanctified points and waystations. 

      Incidentally, the name "Cafe Society" apparently is alluding to the trailblazing Cafe Society opened on Sheridan Square, Greenwich Village, NYC in 1938, a leading jazz and political club, and also the first to be fully racially integrated. It was advertised as "The Wrong Place for the Right People" by founder Barney Josephson. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caf%C3%A9_Society.


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      Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
      Organizer at Village Collaborative
      Portland, Oregon 


      Programs in Dallas, TX

      Tommy Kiser
       

      Hi all. My Dad lives in Dallas, TX, and does a good deal of outreach/support work with housing unstable and houseless folks there. He shared this presentation with me (attached as PDF) that outlines the current programs they are funding to try and help on a number of fronts. While obviously not a bastion of progressive values, it looks as though they are doing some good things there in this area. I thought some in this group would find this interesting.

       

      Not mentioned in this presentation, but apparently there is some sort of publicly-funded medical insurance program for houseless people there (though I haven’t been able to find more info on it yet), that many of the people he works with make good use of.

       

      I do think the counts are a bit suspect here – they estimate around 4000 unhoused people in Dallas County, which has a population just under 3 million. But since they have 3+ months of 90+ degree temperatures there each year, perhaps the more visible threat to human lives drives a bit more priority on addressing some of these issues than what we have here. I don’t know whether the houseless community themselves is well represented in any of these groups…would be curious about the experience from those participating in the system.

       

      Here’s a recent article from the local newspaper giving an overview of the programs as well: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/06/23/north-texas-partnership-aims-to-provide-shelter-to-half-of-dallas-countys-homeless/

       

      Cheers,

      -Tommy

       


      Notification: Weds 3-5pm: A Home For Everyone - Coordinating Board @ Wed Aug 4, 2021 3pm - 5pm (PDT) (PDX Shelter Forum)

      Tim McCormick
       

      incidentally, I have been working on how best to manage & notify about relevant events listings like this, both recurring and one-off. Your feedback/suggestions are welcome on how it's working, or might better.

      There is a PDX Shelter Forum google calendar; a note at the bottom of notifications such as the  one below says how to view it, and add it to your calendar if you want.

      I'm aiming to set it up so events on calendar automatically send 1-2 notifications to everyone in list/group eg: one when first listed, and one perhaps the day before or day of event. But it's only part working; and, tell me if you think this is or isn't useful or what you'd like. 

      Also, I'd like the streamline others suggesting & adding relevant events to calendar (perhaps also deadlines, eg to apply for something, submit testimony).
      thanks, Tim

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      Weds 3-5pm: A Home For Everyone - Coordinating Board

      When
      Wed Aug 4, 2021 3pm – 5pm Pacific Time - Los Angeles
      Where
      get Zoom link at http://ahomeforeveryone.net/coordinating-board -> mtg date -> "meeting aenda" (map)
      Calendar
      PDX Shelter Forum
      Who
      (Guest list has been hidden at organizer's request)
      HOW TO CONNECT:  use Zoom link
      1) go to http://ahomeforeveryone.net/coordinating-board
      2) scroll down to "Meeting Materials"
      3) under current meeting date, click on "meeting agenda" 
      4) click on underlined link in text: "Follow this link to view the meeting as a member of the public from your computer or the Zoom mobile app." 

      April 7 agenda: 
      https://static1.squarespace.com/static/566631e8c21b864679fff4de/t/6065f656abf34c7826ecd3c5/1617294935519/CB_Agenda_20210407.pdf.

      HOW TO GIVE PUBLIC COMMENT
      Starting with the April 7 meeting, "Members of the public will not be able to participate directly outside of public comments, but will be able to hear and see meeting participants and shared materials. The meeting will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the start time.

      "Attendees may submit comment in writing to AHFE@... to be read aloud by Joint Office Staff, or provide their comment verbally. Time allotted for public comments is up to five people, two minute limit per person. An additional period for public comment has been added at the end of the agenda." 

      [formerly, public participants could use the Zoom chat channel to comment, ask questions, discuss, or add notes. For spoken Public Comment, it is not quite clear how speaking slots are now requested or assigned - try emailing AHFE@...?]. 

      BACKGROUND
      A Home For Everyone is Multnomah County's homelessness policy coordinating body and Federally-recognized Continuum of Care. See: http://ahomeforeveryone.net/. It has a Coordinating board that reports to a smaller Executive Board. 

      See http://ahomeforeveryone.net/coordinating-board for Board members, Agendas, meeting materials (posted some time before meeting, like day of), recordings (posted usually within week after meeting) 

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      Re: Article: Shipping containers used to build LA housing complex for the homeless

      Tim McCormick
       

      about this project Hilda Solis First Care Village, LA, I and an interesting group are presently discussing on Twitter, please see thread at:
      Particularly I'd like to invite views of anyone currently or formerly or near houseless, or who has lived in housing alternatives such as 'microunits' or trailers. We have activist @homeless_new (NYC) on and I've copied a number of other houseless folk I know of.

      I'm in Bay Area currently and likely to go to LA this month, Solis Care Village is one place I'd particularly like to visit, among the many field-research places of great interest in area. 

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      Mark Hogan @markasaurus wrote:
      "Using the numbers in the article this container project cost almost $900/SF to build and people are living in rooms only slightly wider than the length of a bed"

      Tim McCormick @tmccormick wrote (replying):
      "remarkable Hilda L Solis Care First Village for houseless, 232 apts + services bldg, $48M = $207k/apt, on public parking lot, done in 5 mos. 
      Architects: @NACLosAngeles; builders @BernardsBrosInc  @VESTAmodular.
      c/@HildaSolis #SolisCareFirstVillage #HSCFV"

      [...]



      On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 6:00 PM Charlotte <victorygardensforall@...> wrote:
      has anyone calculated the cost per unit here.

      On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 5:25 PM Angie Gilbert <kaytayang@...> wrote:
      American firms NAC Architecture and Bernards have used shipping containers to form private apartments in a Los Angeles facility for people experiencing homelessness. The Hilda L Solis Care First …

      View the article.
      https://flip.it/7zF968

      View the article + more on Flipboard.
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      Re: Increased Houselessness As Federal Eviction Moratorium Ends?

      Brian Hoop
       

      Following up on Elise's note about expiration of the federal eviction moratorium... The National Low Income Housing Coalition has asked for people and organizations within Representative Kurt Schrader's district to contact him today to support a vote that may take place soon to extend the federal eviction moratorium.   Here is the district map - https://www.congress.gov/member/district/kurt-schrader/S001180?r=404
      Ideal for people living in Clackamas County Oregon City, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Wilsonville, etc.

      Below is suggested message 
      Brian

      Please email and/or call  Representative Schrader's office ASAP on Friday - Sample message below - 
      DC office - 202-225-5711 - simply leave message in bold below
      Email Representative Schrader's appropriate staff:
      Simone Auger - Housing advisor, legislative assistant - simone.auger@...
      Kelly Nickel - Legislative Director - kelly.nickel@...


      Subject line:  Support legislation TODAY to extend federal eviction moratorium issued by CDC which is expiring

      Simone and Kelly - 

      Introduction - your name, organization, and brief description if appropriate.

      I urge Representative Schrader to support legislation to extend the federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is set to expire this weekend. Without this protection, the 6.5 million renter households currently behind on their rent will be at heightened risk of losing their homes – and with them, their ability to keep themselves and their families safe. 

      Given the growing danger of the coronavirus Delta variant and the significant health and safety risks it poses, Congress should immediately extend the federal eviction moratorium issued by the CDC until vaccination rates increase in the lowest-income and most marginalized communities that face the greatest risk of eviction. The eviction moratorium extends vital protections to renters at risk of eviction during the pandemic, and by doing so, it has helped keep stably housed millions of people who otherwise would have been evicted.

      Evictions put lives at risk and strain our already overstretched public health systems. In fact, research shows that evictions occurring between the beginning of the pandemic and the issuance of the CDC moratorium in September led to more than 400,000 additional COVID-19 cases and nearly 11,000 additional deaths.

      The emergence of the Delta variant necessitates a further extension of the CDC eviction moratorium to contain the spread of the deadly disease. As stated by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on July 22, 2021, “the Delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmissible than previously circulating strains. It is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of, and that I have seen in my 20-year career.”

      Sincerely,  YOUR NAME
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      Housing Oregon
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      On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 12:22 PM Elise Aymer <elise@...> wrote:
      " On Thursday, the White House confirmed it would let the moratorium expire because the supreme court said it would block additional extensions unless they were authorized by Congress. "
      Source: The Guardian article linked to below

      Apparently, some legislators in the US House of Representatives are crafting a bill that would extend the federal eviction moratorium urged on by the Biden administration. 

      Note that Oregon's eviction moratorium ended June 30th and not everyone qualified for Federal protection. 

      My understanding is that in Multnomah County renters (thanks to a vote by County Commissioners) have an additional 90 days from the end of the Oregon moratorium during which they are still protected from eviction. There was a similar grace period affected at the state level. 

      For homeowners, many who have also been struggling to make payments and therefore stay housed, Gov. Kate Brown also signed legislation to extend the mortgage foreclosure moratorium until September. 

      What will happen after?

      Without an extension the Federal moratorium ends tomorrow, leaving millions of Americans behind on their rent and unable to pay or to find other lodgings (if they have orders filed against them). State emergency rental assistance programs don't seem able to keep up and some landlords won't accept the funds from the programs.

      What will happen to these millions of people? Already homelessness isn't being properly addressed. And then of course, more people entering shelters now (if there are spaces) will probably mean increasing rates of COVID-19, with the Delta variant being as transmissible as chicken pox.

      On this subject:



      Increased Houselessness As Federal Eviction Moratorium Ends?

      Elise Aymer
       

      " On Thursday, the White House confirmed it would let the moratorium expire because the supreme court said it would block additional extensions unless they were authorized by Congress. "
      Source: The Guardian article linked to below

      Apparently, some legislators in the US House of Representatives are crafting a bill that would extend the federal eviction moratorium urged on by the Biden administration. 

      Note that Oregon's eviction moratorium ended June 30th and not everyone qualified for Federal protection. 

      My understanding is that in Multnomah County renters (thanks to a vote by County Commissioners) have an additional 90 days from the end of the Oregon moratorium during which they are still protected from eviction. There was a similar grace period affected at the state level. 

      For homeowners, many who have also been struggling to make payments and therefore stay housed, Gov. Kate Brown also signed legislation to extend the mortgage foreclosure moratorium until September. 

      What will happen after?

      Without an extension the Federal moratorium ends tomorrow, leaving millions of Americans behind on their rent and unable to pay or to find other lodgings (if they have orders filed against them). State emergency rental assistance programs don't seem able to keep up and some landlords won't accept the funds from the programs.

      What will happen to these millions of people? Already homelessness isn't being properly addressed. And then of course, more people entering shelters now (if there are spaces) will probably mean increasing rates of COVID-19, with the Delta variant being as transmissible as chicken pox.

      On this subject:


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