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What is theHousing OregonAwards Gala?

The Housing Oregon Annual Awards Gala celebrates our members, elected officials, and partners who have been fighting for affordable housing. The gala also raises money to continue our important work in member support, policy, and advocacy. Mix, mingle, and connect with 500 nonprofit directors, local, regional, state and federal policy makers, affordable housing advocates, industry executives and experts, banking leaders, elected officials, and many others. The Gala includes a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate local and statewide accomplishments in housing opportunity and community development over the past year, including our annual Legislative Champion award and Industry Awards.

The Housing Oregon Annual Awards Gala celebrates our members, elected officials, and partners who have been fighting for affordable housing. The gala also raises money to continue our important work in member support, policy, and advocacy. Mix, mingle, and connect with 500 nonprofit directors, local, regional, state and federal policy makers, affordable housing advocates, industry executives and experts, banking leaders, elected officials, and many others. The Gala includes a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate local and statewide accomplishments in housing opportunity and community development over the past year, including our annual Legislative Champion award and Industry Awards.

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2019Housing OregonAnnual Awards Gala

The Housing Oregon Annual Awards Gala celebrates local and statewide members, elected officials, and partners who have been fighting for affordable housing and community development through providing member support, policy development, and advocacy. Mix, mingle and connect with nonprofit directors, local, regional, state and federal policy makers, affordable housing advocates, industry executives and experts, banking leaders, elected officials, and many others.

The Housing Oregon Annual Awards Gala celebrates local and statewide members, elected officials, and partners who have been fighting for affordable housing and community development through providing member support, policy development, and advocacy. Mix, mingle and connect with nonprofit directors, local, regional, state and federal policy makers, affordable housing advocates, industry executives and experts, banking leaders, elected officials, and many others.

Keynote SpeakerDr. Tiffany Manuel

President & CEO of The CaseMade. Former Vice President of Knowledge, Impact and Strategy at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

"...the work to improve the surrounding neighborhoods is on the critical path to racial equity and inclusion.  They are the same struggle.  Working toward racial equity in housing means that we are actively and intentionally pursuing policies, programs and investments that reduce racial disparities – with the goal of making it impossible to use race as a predictor of any negative social outcome.  While there are many ways to address racial equity and build more inclusive communities in the context of housing, we should be clear on the fundamentals."

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Annual Leadership Awards


Nominations Accepted Through Friday, August 24

Housing Oregon’s Annual Awards Gala is first and foremost an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the amazing efforts of the many staff, leaders,  volunteers, and projects from affordable housing CDCs across Oregon. We invite you to consider nominating individuals, organizations, projects, and/or programs.

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2017 Member Awards


Gala FAQ


You may pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or check. If by check, please register, choose “Invoice Me” and an invoice will be emailed to you. Send a check to Housing Oregon, PO Box 8427, Portland, OR 97207. For individual registrations, please be sure to note participant name on check. For table of ten note it’s for table registration.

Our menu for the Gala includes both meat, fish, and vegetarian/vegan options, which you’ll need to select in the registration process. Options include:

  • Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce, Rice Pilaf, and Seasonal Vegetables.
  • Sautéed Prawns with Pesto Sauce, Rice Pilaf, and Seasonal Vegetables.
  • Vegan/Vegetarian: Smoked Portobello Mushroom with Pesto (no-cheese), Stewed Tomatoes, and Warm Naan. Feta Cheese on the side.

If seeking accommodations, there are a limited number of onsite rooms available at a discounted rate. Register at www.portland.hilton.com and enter three letter code: HOS into the Group/Convention Code box. Or call 1-800-HILTONS to speak with a reservations agent to book a room. Discount rate deadline is Monday, August 26.

No, you do not need a printed ticket. Your payment and registration information will be available at the event.

No. The Annual Awards Gala and Industry Support Conference are separate events. To register for the Industry Support Conference, please visit the registration page.

Dress code is Portland gala formal. People generally wear outfits from business casual to cocktail attire. Men are most often in suits, and women are most often in slacks & blouses, work dresses, or cocktail dresses.

The Hilton Portland Downtown, at 921 SW 6th Ave, is easily accessible by car, bike and public transportation. It is on the downtown transit mall with nearby Max stops for the red, green, blue and orange lines. Nearest parking for an hourly fee is Fifth Taylor Garage at the Duniway Hotel, 525 SW Taylor St. or Smart Park Garage at SW 4th and Yamhill (818 SW 4th Ave), or Fox Tower at 775 SW Taylor St. Hilton valet parking is located at their SW 6th Ave. entrance near SW Salmon St. corner. There is also metered street parking available.

Want to be a Sponsor?


Its not too late to sign up as a sponsor and be recognized at the gala and conference. For more information, please contact Brian Hoop at brian@housingoregon.org or 503-475-6056.

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Previous Awards Gala Highlights


2019 Awards Gala

Wed. Sept. 18
Reception 5:30 PM | Gala 7:00 PM
Hilton Portland Downtown

2019 Awards Gala

Wed. Sept. 18
Reception 5:30 PM | Gala 7:00 PM
Hilton Portland Downtown