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Preserving Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing: Lessons Learned from the Oregon Multifamily Energy Program

September 29 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm UTC+7

Session Description: The Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing, or N.O.A.H., sector represents approximately 206,000 units of the available housing stock in Oregon. N.O.A.H. properties are considered currently unsubsidized rental housing that is affordable to residents with incomes between 60-120% of the area median income, and who typically can pay no more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities. These properties are often older, lack modern amenities and could benefit from moderate renovations. The Oregon Multifamily Energy Program has identified the critical need to preserve this important affordable housing stock as N.O.A.H. properties have often been left out of income qualified energy efficiency programs because they can be hard to identify and engage, and require significant support to complete upgrades. In this session, hear from the program team and a representative from a N.O.A.H property with lessons learned on how to provide resources and opportunity to better serve N.O.A.H. properties.

Presenters: Mekha Abraham, TRC

Faith Graham, Elevate (Panelist) 

Patrick Foley, Elevate

TBD NOAH Property Representative (Panelist)

What Tracks: Affordable Rental Housing, Advocacy & Policy, Property and Asset Management


September 29
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm UTC+7
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