10:30 AM - 11:45 AM PDT

28sep10:30 am11:45 am10:30 AM - 11:45 AM PDT

Event Details

Equitable Engagement: Design Justice in Practice

Room: Mt. Bachelor
Tracks: Equity and Racial Justice, Housing Development

Through this session we will consider the design of affordable housing through the lens of Design Justice, exploring how the development process can help center the voices of future residents and those who have been historically marginalized by design. We believe deep engagement can help us better understand current challenges and arrive at emergent solutions and partnerships to support resilient, healthy communities.

Lessons will be shared from community engagement across a spectrum of efforts, from cohousing and affordable housing to libraries and schools, in an effort to open new thinking around equitable access. Rounds of discussion will allow attendees to share their experiences, reflecting on future opportunities for expanded inclusion and the barriers that can complicate these efforts.

Brian Squillace, Architect, Bora Architecture + Interiors
Irene Kim, Partner, Cascadia Partners

Organizing a Resident Owned Community

Room: Ross Island / Morrison
Tracks: Homeownership, Housing Development

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion featuring three original board members who played a vital role in transforming The Patrician, a mobile home park, into a thriving resident-owned cooperative community. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from the residents themselves, as they share their experiences, challenges, and successes in organizing and purchasing their community. Guided by the moderation of CASA staff, the panelists will provide insights into the cooperative conversion process, emphasizing the power of collaboration and resident-led initiatives. Come explore the intricacies of community organization and cooperative living, and learn how a group of dedicated residents can turn their shared vision into a tangible reality.

Jo Manning, Former Board Member, Filbert Grove Cooperative
Susan Stoltenberg, Board Member, Filbert Grove Cooperative
Philip Renshaw, Board Member, Filbert Grove Cooperative

Funding, Developing, and Asset Managing Permanent Supportive Housing Properties

Room: Hawthorne/Sellwood
Tracks: Permanent Supportive Housing, Housing Development, Property and Asset Management

This panel will discuss best practices around the development of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) properties, including perspectives from funders, developers, and owner-asset managers. Continuing the discussion from last year’s session about funding challenges for PSH, we’ll review lessons learned from asset managing/operating existing PSH and low-barrier units, and how developers and funders can incorporate those lessons into planning and underwriting new projects.

Liz Winchester, Sr. Asset Mgmt Project Manager, Housing Development Center
Melissa Arnold, Sr. Housing & Planning Coordinator, Metro
Dana Schultz, Affordable Rental Housing, PSH Program, Oregon Housing & Community Services

Project Turnkey: The Motel Shelter Model

Room: Mt. Hood
Tracks: Homelessness, Resident Services

Description: At the height of the pandemic and in the wake of the 2020 Labor Day fires, Oregon invested in a new model: Project Turnkey. The premise was simple: use state grant funds to help local entities acquire motels and rapidly convert them to shelter. A total investment of $125 million in state funds led to the creation of 32 sites in 18 counties, increasing Oregon’s year-round shelter capacity by 36%. The myriad of Project Turnkey sites offer diverse types of housing and services to meet local needs. Hear from the trailblazing organizations that are implementing this model about the challenges and opportunities of motel shelter programs in urban and rural settings alike. From transforming breakfast lounges into supportive services offices to renovating motel rooms into healing spaces, get a behind-the-scenes perspective of how these properties are operating in partnership with their communities to support vulnerable populations.

Megan Loeb, Program Officer for Economic Vitality and Health, Oregon Community Foundation (Moderator)
Dan Easdale, Program Director, Corvallis Housing First
Sara Brennan, Program Manager, Center for Hope and Safety
Kenny LaPoint, Executive Director, Mid-Columbia Community Action Council

The Integration of Architecture and Landscape Architecture: Applying Holistic Placemaking Strategies to Create Housing Communities

Room: Three Sisters
Tracks: Rural Communities, Housing Development

Housing that is community-based, inclusive, and responsive to cultural and environmental contexts ensures holistic placemaking. This presentation explores the strategies for collaboration between Architecture and Landscape Architecture when developing housing and how an integrated approach can lead to powerful results. Attendees can expect to learn approaches to community engagement, how land stewardship guides Landscape Architecture strategies, how Architecture shapes interior and exterior spaces to create ‘home,’ and how each discipline works together to form a connected community.

The presentation will include an analysis of these strategies and explore how we can apply lessons from urban infill and suburban placemaking to rural and less dense sites. The presenters will use case studies and proven strategies to illustrate an informed, integrated approach to holistic housing design.

Dave Mojica, Associate Architect, Scott Edwards Architecture
Miguel Camacho Serna, Landscape Architect, PLACE

Accessory Dwelling Units as a Path Toward Inclusive IDD Housing

Room: Mt. St. Helens
Tracks: Serving Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A pilot program recently launched in Seattle will create six housing units for people with IDD through construction of accessory dwelling units. Community Vision in Portland has also added ADUs to the mix of housing options for people with IDD. Hear from experts in Oregon and Washington, who are successfully integrating accessory dwelling units into the portfolio of IDD housing options. Learn how public and private funding can boost the adoption of ADUs for the IDD community and what’s needed to continue to leverage this opportunity from a land use and zoning perspective.

Marc Cote, Executive Director, Parkview Services, Seattle
Jennifer Knapp, Executive Director, Community Vision


September 28, 2023 10:30 am - 11:45 am PDT(GMT+00:00)


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