october, 2021

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Event Details

Workshop: Trauma-Informed Design in Housing

Date: Thursday, Oct. 7
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT)

Dr. Christa Jones, Psychologist, Behavioral Health, Multnomah County
Kim Stanley, Interior Designer, RID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, Carleton Hart Architecture


A holistic approach to transitional and permanent supportive housing must consider the influence of trauma on a person’s wellbeing. We’re seeing how close collaboration among service providers, designers, and development teams can help create a built environment that contributes to the healing process. A joint presentation by Dr. Christa Jones, a psychologist, and Kim Stanley, an interior designer (RID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP), will open with an overview of trauma and trauma-informed care by Dr. Jones, whose work includes creating programs for people experiencing or working through trauma. She will provide an overview of how trauma manifests across the lifespan, and discuss re-victimization and trauma-informed practices. Kim Stanley will share her experience working on projects for people who have experienced trauma. Through case studies, she’ll explore how to effectively use design techniques that minimize architectural triggers and contribute to occupants’ wellbeing while also promoting their dignity.

Workshop:  Blending Affordable Housing, Community Wealth-Building, and Small Business Success

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 7

Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT)


Steven White, Attorney, Oregon office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP


John W. Haines, Executive Director, Community Investment Trust, Mercy Corps

Maggie Reilly, Vice President and Lender, Craft3

Bill Van Vliet, Executive Director, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH)


Awakened by COVID and the George Floyd murder in Minneapolis, a renewed focus and funding support is attempting to accelerate a range of long-term racial and rural disparities with an array of priorities in housing, community wealth building and small business survival and incubation. How do we avoid silo thinking and funding to foster collaboration and more integrated impact in neighborhoods?  Join us in a discussion with long-time Oregon housing leader NOAH (Network for Oregon Affordable Housing), the leading regional CDFI, Craft3, and the Community Investment Trust (CIT) of Mercy Corps. Panel will be moderated by Steven White, Attorney with Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, LLP.

Workshop:  Lessons in Community and Family Resilience from the 2020 Wildfires

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 7

Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT)


Kim Travis, Wildfire Recovery Manager, Oregon Housing and Community Services


Ryan Flynn, Assistant Director of Disaster Recovery and Resiliency, Oregon Housing and Community Services

Michael Morter, Wildfire Recovery Ombudsman, Office of Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Candace Jamison, Executive Director, Marion County Housing Authority


In early fall of 2020, Oregon experienced a devastating series of wildfires, losing nearly 4,200 homes and forever changing the lives and landscapes in its varied pathways. The fires left thousands of residents homeless and economically vulnerable; the state was already reeling from a severe shortage of affordable housing, escalating costs for land and materials, a growing gap between rental rates and wages, and unprecedented levels of housing insecurity made worse by COVID-19.  Panel participants will outline lessons learned and how we can be more prepared for future disasters, provide a status of new resources (HB 5006) to address the 2020 wildfires, and discuss the importance of modular construction to expedite recovery.


(Thursday) 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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