october, 2021

08oct10:30 am11:30 am10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)

Event Details

Workshop: The Integration of Affordable Housing and Healthcare Services for a Comprehensive Whole-Person Approach

Date: Friday, Oct. 8
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)

Mary-Rain O’Meara, Director, Real Estate Development, Central City Concern
Kerrie Bartel-Christensen, Interim Senior Vice President of Real Estate Strategy and Operations for Providence St. Joseph Health in the Oregon Region
Rose Bak, Chief Program Officer at Catholic Charities of Oregon

Matt Godt, Senior Project Manager/Business Development Manager, Walsh Construction


Join the conversation, moderated by Matt Godt of Walsh Construction Co., as panelists from Central City Concern, Catholic Charities of Oregon, and Providence St. Joseph Health Oregon discuss how the integration of comprehensive care for the whole person and safe, stable shelter can successfully address the problem of chronic homelessness in communities. Health can’t happen when people don’t have safe and stable homes. To improve health outcomes, the organizations aimed to build affordable housing combined with onsite health services for lower income working people, including those who have experienced homelessness. Creating a comprehensive whole-person approach involves providing direct access to housing, which supports lifestyle change; attainment of income through employment and/or accessing benefits; integrated health care services that are highly effective in engaging people who are often alienated from mainstream systems; and the development of peer relationships that nurture and support personal transformation and recovery.

Workshop: Building Inclusive Communities: Promoting New Housing Developments Through a Fair Housing Lens

Date: Friday, Oct. 8
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)

Jamie Gatewood, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Fair Housing Council of Oregon
Samuel Goldberg, Education & Outreach Specialist, Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Just bringing up inclusive housing can spark fraught discussions and resistance. This session will help attendees untangle these debates by seeing them in a civil rights framework. We will discuss the basics of fair housing, the history of residential segregation in Oregon, and current developments in state land use processes in order to help dispel common myths about new housing development and ensure that governmental jurisdictions understand their responsibilities for enforcing fair housing rules. We’ll also discuss the differences between affordable and fair housing, and how to bridge the divide between them so that both goals can be achieved. Finally, we will talk about the status of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rules, and the impact they have on the development of inclusive communities.


Workshop: OHCS Planned Preservation Investments

Date:  Friday, Oct. 8

Time:  10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)


Natasha Detweiler-Daby, Assistant Director Planning and Policy, Oregon Housing and Community Services

Amy Cole, State Development Resources Manager, Oregon Housing and Community Services

Martin Jarvis, State Tax Credit Program Analyst, Oregon Housing and Community Services

Ed Brown, Gap Program Analyst, Oregon Housing and Community Services


The 2021 Oregon Legislature invested a record $100 million into the preservation efforts of Oregon Housing and Community Services.  Over the past several months, OHCS and stakeholders have engaged in deliberate conversations about preservation, providing a wealth of recommendations over the use of these resources.  Please attend to dig into the current proposal for the funding calendar on these resources as well as proposed frameworks for prioritizing these investments.


(Friday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Housing Oregon works to ensure all Oregonians have a healthy and stable place to live. Housing Oregon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 8427Portland, OR 97207


Brian HoopAssociation Directorbrian@housingoregon.org503-475-6056

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