october, 2021

08oct9:00 am10:00 am9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT)

Event Details

Workshop: Engaging Neighborhood Associations and Navigating Appeals of Affordable Housing Proposals

Date: Friday, Oct. 8
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT)

Damien Hall, Chair of the Land Use and Real Estate practice groups, Ball Janik LLC

Oregon has recently adopted changes to state law that provide protections for affordable housing projects in the land use appeal process. Neighborhood Associations are active participants in local land use processes and have, at times, utilized appeals to affect the outcome of proposed developments. In this presentation Mr. Damien Hall, Chair of the Land Use and Real Estate practice groups, with Ball Janik LLC, will provide an overview of the current land use appeal framework and a close look at how it affects affordable housing; strategies practitioners can use to decrease the likelihood of land use appeals; and ways to work for a successful resolution of unavoidable appeals.

Workshop: Presenting the OHCS Funding Calendar and Frameworks for Review and Input

Date:  Friday, Oct. 8

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


Natasha Detweiler-Daby, Assistant Director Planning and Policy, Oregon Housing and Community Services

Amy Cole, State Development Resources Manager, Oregon Housing and Community Services

Angela Parada, Tax Credit Program Manager, Oregon Housing and Community Services

Andrea Matthiessen, HOME / HTF Program Manager, Oregon Housing and Community Services


OHCS is mid-way through the process of finalizing their biennial funding calendar, prescribing what funds will be offered for development and preservation of affordable rental housing in 2022 and 2023.  Attend to hear the latest updates, have the opportunity to provide input, and learn about next steps.

Workshop: Unpacking The Village: New Research Toward Better Alternative Shelter

Date: Thursday, Oct. 7
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)

Todd Ferry, Senior Research Associate and Faculty Fellow, Center for Public Interest Design, Portland State University
Dr. Marisa Zapata, Associate Professor of Land-Use Planning and Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University
Dr. Greg Townley, Associate Professor of Community Psychology, Portland State University and Co-founder, Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University

The village model, which features non-congregate sleeping units and shared facilities, has emerged as a favorite alternative approach to providing shelter for houseless community members. Advocates argue that villages can be put in place quickly, use underutilized land, and offer common space for empowerment, healing, and community. Research at Portland State University’s Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative (HRAC) provides critical context for the practices and outcomes of the village model. Learn from members of the interdisciplinary team at HRAC who conducted this research. They’ll share key lessons from a multi-year study, funded by Meyer Memorial Trust, that engaged a range of stakeholders, including villagers, village managers/support-specialists, village designers/architects, and neighbors. As interest in the village model grows both locally and nationally, this team aims to identify best practices for the creation of more impactful and equitable villages–practices that can also inform a range of other approaches to alternative shelter.


(Friday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am


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