Date: Friday, Oct 16

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT

Venue: Zoom link will be provided through registration system prior to event


Chelsea Bunch, Housing Integrator, Oregon Housing and Community Services


Senator James Manning Jr., Co-Chair Task Force on Addressing Racial Disparities in Home Ownership
Steve Messinetti, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
Kimberly Horner, Executive Director, Portland Community Reinvestment Inc.

The Black Lives Matters movement is demanding reforms for racial justice. Homeownership for the BIPOC community is a key strategy for housing stabilization and generational wealth generation. Learn about the recommendations from the Oregon Legislative Task Force on Addressing Racial Disparities in Home Ownership to modify practices and procedures for mortgage loan applications and approvals to eliminate any impermissible discrimination or barriers. Second, learn about recommendations from Partners for Affordable Homeownership (PAH) to build an internal culture within the City of Portland to prioritize BIPOC homeownership. Join this discussion with leaders from the Task Force and PAH to learn how we can help support and advance BIPOC homeownership rates in Oregon.