october, 2021

06oct9:00 am10:00 am9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT)

Event Details

Workshop: Lessons from Hermiston, Oregon: Building Affordable Housing in Rural Communities

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT)

Nikolai Ursin, Housing Developer, Northwest Housing Alternatives
Bill Lanning, AIA, Principal, MWA Architects
Brian Layman, Project Manager, Walsh Construction Co.

Rural communities face unique challenges when dealing with the affordable housing crisis. There’s a shortage of affordable housing in rural Oregon, and for most small towns in the state, new construction means an uphill battle. Join the team of the Northwest Housing Alternative’s Hermiston Family Housing project as they discuss some of the lessons learned and successes achieved in building affordable multifamily housing in Hermiston, Oregon.

Workshop: Best Practices in Co-located Domestic Violence Services: Home Forward and the YWCA of Greater Portland

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT)

Jaidra Hennessey, Director of Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs, YWCA of Greater Portland

Jaidra Hennessey, Director of Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs with the YWCA of Greater Portland, will examine the successes and challenges of embedding Domestic Violence (DV) Advocates within a Public Housing Authority (PHA). When Home Forward, the PHA for Multnomah County, Oregon, and the YWCA partnered to provide advocacy services to survivors of abuse in subsidized housing, the expectation was that DV would decrease. Yet, despite the program’s success, more referrals than ever are being made. This workshop presents an opportunity to explore the nature and structure of the advocacy partnership, considerations when partnering with victim service providers, navigating complex and changing policies, managing conflict, and why increased referrals are actually a good thing.


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 10:00 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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