october, 2021

04oct12:00 pm1:00 pm12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT)

Event Details

Workshop: Converting Motels and Hotels into Affordable Housing—It Works!

Date: Monday, Oct. 4
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT)

Moderator:

Yolanda Davila, BBVA

Panelists:
Megan Loeb, Associate Program Officer for Economic Vitality and Health at Oregon Community Foundation
Walter Moreau, Executive Director, Foundation Communities
Linda Taylor, H.O.M.E.S., Inc.

Description:
States, cities and nonprofits are transforming older or vacant motels and hotels into short and long-term housing for the homeless. In this session you’ll learn about strategies for creating permanent housing for youth aging out of foster care, the chronically homeless, and homeless veterans. The session will also explore hotels as rapid acquisitions to provide safe, socially distanced shelter for community members impacted by wildfires and COVID-19. Learn about the often complex financial structures cobbled together–often at great speed–to make these things happen, and how developers have navigated zoning challenges and NIMBY backlashes. These are creative opportunities to quickly stabilize older or vacant unused structures and to focus on creating long-term permanent housing.


Workshop: Supporting BIPOC-Owned Small Businesses in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Date: Monday, Oct. 4
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT)

Panelists:
TBD

Description:
BIPOC-owned small businesses were hit hard by the pandemic, which exposed the inequities and other challenges they face accessing resources and capital to stay in business. Their struggles have provided an opportunity for community leaders to rethink how we support small businesses. Hear from community leaders as they discuss what they’ve learned and what needs to be done to foster an environment of support, inclusion, growth, and resiliency for BIPOC-owned small businesses.


Workshop: Bridging the Racial Wealth Gap Through Home Ownership

Date: Monday, Oct. 4
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT)

Panelists:
Lot Diaz, Vice President, Housing and Community Development, Unidos US
David Dworkin, President and CEO, National Housing Conference

Description:
The racial wealth gap is not news, nor is the fact that homeownership is the main tool for building wealth. But with the multigenerational effects of discriminatory housing policies and practices contributing to white families having eight times the wealth of Black families and five times the wealth of Latinx families, what can be done to increase home ownership by people of color and narrow the racial wealth gap? Join this important discussion as housing advocates from National Housing Conference and Unidos US discuss the unique challenges of this effort and describe the 3by30 campaign and other innovative opportunities to increase Black and Latinx home ownership.

Time

(Monday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About

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

Contact

Brian HoopAssociation Directorbrian@housingoregon.org503-475-6056

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