october, 2021

04oct10:30 am11:30 am10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)

Event Details

Workshop: Arts and Community Development: Best Practices for Partnerships

Date: Monday, Oct. 4
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)


Lyz Crane, ArtPlace America

Olivia Jiménez, Foundation Communities
Sarah Combs, University Area Community Development Corporation
Jun-Li Wang, Springboard for the Arts

Leaders in the community development and arts sectors continue to find creative ways to collaborate on common goals, but how do they overcome the well-documented differences between their ways of working? While community development and much of the funding and policy infrastructure that surrounds it focus on working backwards from specific outcomes, arts-based groups and artists strive to create a forward-moving community process that makes for authentic collaboration. Join this session to learn from community development and arts leaders who aim to bring together these different approaches in order to accomplish common goals centered on community empowerment.

Workshop: Using “Multi-Solves” to take on the Housing and Climate Crises Simultaneously

Date: Monday, Oct. 4
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)

Odetta MacLeish-White, Director of Georgia Initiatives, Center for Community Progress

Odetta MacLeish-White, Director of Georgia Initiatives for the Center for Community Progress, will explore the need to recognize the dynamics of power and privilege in our conversations around sustainability and the development of affordable housing. Under-resourced communities have been multi-solving, repurposing, and living sustainably for generations but structural and institutional racism make it disproportionately difficult for communities of color, and the development partners who want to work with them, to access the resources they need to demonstrate robust community engagement and accomplish projects on time and on budget. MacLeish-White has worked for twenty years in affordable housing development, policy and financing. Her career has included empowering residents and community members to influence development and funding processes that impact their neighborhoods.

Workshop:  The Big Questions Surrounding CRA Reform

DATE: Monday, Oct. 4

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


Sharon Legenza, Housing Action Illinois

Horacio Mendez, Woodstock Institute

Frank Woodruff, National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations


Keeping banks and investors accountable to communities and community development goals is a significant and complex undertaking – but critical to advancing the civil rights goals inherent in the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Federal regulators charged with implementing the CRA are currently working through responses from this year’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and potentially proposing a draft rule in 2022, if not sooner. At the same time, some states are advancing their own CRA laws to increase lending accountability and transparency. Come hear the most recent updates and engage with our expert roundtable about the big questions being raised by these CRA reform efforts, including how we as a sector might want to see them resolved in order to benefit the communities we work with and serve.


(Monday) 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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