october, 2021

06oct3:00 pm4:30 pm3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT)

Event Details

Workshop: The Ghosts of Our Past: A History of Housing Displacement, Discrimination, and Segregation in Oregon

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm PDT (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT)

Shyle Ruder, Education and Outreach Director, Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Oregon has a little-known history of housing displacement, discrimination, and segregation that has laid the foundation for the disparities we see in our state today. Come to this session to learn this troubling history. Starting from Oregon’s founding as a territory, we’ll look at how racist practices from that time still have an impact today, examine how governmental policies and programs reinforced systemic racism through practices like red lining, and delve into how the real estate industry and the FHA further solidified racial and economic disparities in the state.

Workshop: Creating Permanent Supportive Housing Through a Trauma Informed Lens

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm PDT (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT)

Kristen Bellows, Marketing Lead, OHCS Multifamily Energy Program

Briana Manfrass, Associate Principal, Pinnacle Architecture
Ryan Cain, Project Designer, Pinnacle Architecture
Stacey Witte, Executive Director, REACH (Relationship Empowerment Action Compassion Heart)

Imagine being a veteran suffering from PTSD and addiction and living on the streets in a constant state of flight or fight. You’re invited to live in a new PSH (Permanent Supported Housing) community with a roof over your head, a comfortable bed, and services to get you on your feet. It sounds like a dream come true, but for that veteran it’s a drastic change filled with unknowns. Going from living outdoors to occupying an enclosed space surrounded by strangers can trigger traumas and make it very difficult to transition into a new life. Anyone who wants to create successful PSH projects needs to understand that residents have experienced trauma and it’s important to create an environment that promotes a sense of pride and dignity. Attendees will hear from a professional who works with our community’s most vulnerable daily and learn how designers integrate their needs into PSH projects.


(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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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