Date: Thursday, Sept. 19

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Room: Parlor A


  • Shannon Vilhauer, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Oregon
  • Diane Linn, Executive Director, Proud Ground
  • Drew Davis, Single Family Housing Program Director, Rural Development – Oregon, USDA


Workshop addresses opportunities for homeownership development and Down Payment Assistance programs (DPA) with a focus on bridging the homeownership gap for communities of color and rural communities. Included will be examples of effective statewide partnership in rural Oregon providing access to USDA Section 502 Direct Loan Programs and other self-help permanently affordable housing programs. Discussion will also consider legislation and increased bond program funding for OHCS approved during the 2019 session and what opportunities these new resources provide to expand homeownership across Oregon.