FREE registration, Homeless Oregon conference on now -> Tues; Homelessness session this PM, Tues
thanks to Brian Hoop, Executive Director of Housing Oregon (statewide association for affordable housing field,
https://housingoregon.org) for extending this offer to PDX Shelter Forum members.
Please see especially today's 1:30pm session, and three on Tuesday, which concern homelessness specifically. These offer excellent overviews of Oregon's issues and political landscape, and organizing/advocacy focal points.
Anyone who tunes in for any of these, please feel welcome to share to the list your summary or any observations or ideas prompted by it.
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From: Brian Hoop <brian@...>
Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 1:09 AM
Subject: Homelessness track workshops - Housing Oregon "virtual" conference - Free registration - Oct 13-20
Tim, Mary - Not sure if either of you still use these email addresses. I wanted to share this announcement for FREE access to the PDXShelterForum list. It wasn't clear if I can post a new thread or if I just have view permissions.
If either of you want to post this... please go ahead.
Mary and I know each other from working with the City. I'd like to chat with you Tim to learn more about your organizing efforts.
To PDXShelterForum -
I want to offer advocates for homelessness organizing free registration to this year's Housing Oregon "virtual" conference starting this week Oct 13 - 20. Over 500 people are already registered.
Housing Oregon is partnering with the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) to bring you online our Industry Support Conference, Oct. 13-20, as part of the national Strengthening Resilient Communities forum, Oct. 13 - 23, which is in collaboration with eight other state affordable housing and community development associations. You can choose from over 40 sessions sponsored by Housing Oregon plus six national plenary sessions including Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist. You can also check out workshops listed by track themes, many aligned with Oregon Housing and Community Services' Statewide Housing Plan priorities, highlighting opportunities to advance affordable housing over the next several years.
Step-by-step guide to register for FREE registration offered to homeless services advocates and organizers
Step-by-step guide to register at the $50 rate for those able to pay
Homelessness track workshops
Friday, Oct. 16
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
Join Oregon State Representative Julie Fahey (District 14), chair of the House Interim Committee on Housing, and Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer, longtime affordable housing champion, for a dialogue on how the Oregon Legislature has been navigating the unprecedented challenges of the COVID pandemic. We’ll reflect on the special sessions of this summer as well as look ahead to the 2021 Legislative session and the priorities for advancing affordable housing, homelessness services, tenant protections, and homeownership opportunities for BIPOC individuals and families. There will be an opportunity for Q & A.
Join Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85378028376
Meeting ID: 853 7802 8376
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Tuesday, Oct. 20
10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT
Last May, voters in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties passed the HereTogether-Metro regional Supportive Housing Services measure. At $2.5 Billion it is the largest per capita investment in homeless services in the U.S., more than doubling the region’s spending on homeless services. Hear from homeless services providers on how this historic new resource can transform the Portland metro region’s approach to ending chronic homelessness. Panelists will share their thoughts on strategies that will center racial equity to serve communities of color disproportionately impacted by homelessness; focus on people with disabilities experiencing, or at risk of, prolonged homelessness; and families with children experiencing episodic homelessness. What supportive services do they envision seeking funding for including long-term rent assistance, mental healthcare, addiction and recovery services, rapid rehousing and eviction prevention, housing and ongoing case management.
Join Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82238678624
Tuesday, Oct. 20
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT
Last May, voters in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties passed the HereTogether-Metro regional Supportive Housing Services measure. At $2.5 Billion it is the largest per capita investment in homeless services in the U.S., more than doubling the region’s spending on homeless services. Learn how the campaign structured their early pillars of success by building a community and business coalition before going to the voters, creating a public education campaign focused on stories of people with lived experiences with homelessness, and developing a policy framework centered on racial equity. The voter-approved program will prioritize services for BIPOC experiencing prolonged homelessness with complex disabilities, and BIPOC households experiencing short-term homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
Join Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87291800182
Tuesday, Oct. 20
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT
Transition Project Inc. (TPI), located in Portland, completed the first deeply affordable housing project using modular construction and LHTC funding to develop 72 units of housing in the Kenton neighborhood in March of 2020. The project, known as Argyle Gardens, sought to combine a co-housing concept with modular to drive down both the construction costs as well as future operating costs. The Team consisted of TPI, Housing Development Center, Holst Architecture, Walsh Construction, and MODS PDX. Over the course of the project the Team has diligently captured lessons learned from each of their perspectives. The Team will be sharing out the most relevant and critical to the success of modular as they relate to both the affordable housing industry, as well as the design/construction industry in general.
Join Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87053977379