421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204
THURSDAY, MAY 26 from 6pm - 8pm
(Sandwiches and beverages will be served at 5:30; meeting begins promptly at 6pm)
NEW SONG COMMUNITY CHURCH
2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
(Community Room entry on NE Russell St)
The Oversight Committee is a community-based group formed to oversee the Portland Housing Bureau's work to address displacement in North and Northeast Portland. The committee meets every other month for progress updates and discussion on the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. These meetings are open to the public.
This month, join us to hear an update about the first Preference Policy application round, new affordable rental housing planned for N/NE Portland, and a report from Housing Bureau Director Kurt Creager on affordable housing expenditures (Tax Increment Financing or "TIF") in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area.
The last 30 minutes of the meeting are reserved for public comment and questions on any of this month's agenda items. If you have questions or comments about any issues that are not on this month's agenda, contact us directly at 503-823-1190 or email NNEstrategy@portlandoregon.gov. Comment cards will also be available at the meeting.
Oversight Committee meetings will now be filmed by Portland Community Media and broadcast on Channel 30. The broadcast schedule will be available shortly.
The public is welcome. Meeting schedules and agendas are posted here.
Seven rental projects have applied for affordable housing tax exemptions from the Portland Housing Bureau. Join the discussion on Tuesday, June 7th.
The N/NE Homeownership Application for Preference prioritizes longtime N/NE Portland residents impacted by displacement for homeownership opportunities. The application round closes May 13.
As Portland continues to expand the programs and resources available to address the affordable housing and homelessness crisis, recent statewide legislation has provided municipalities such as ours with one additional tool to leverage in this effort – mandatory inclusionary zoning.
Lifting the state preemption on Inclusionary Housing was the Portland City Council's top legislative priority in the 2016 Session. Senate Bill 1533, sponsored by Senator Michael Dembrow, passed the legislature in March with strong bipartisan support. With the adoption of SB 1533, the City of Portland is now able to pursue mandatory inclusionary housing and harness the economic power of the private market to increase the supply of affordable housing for low-income Portlanders.
Commissioner Saltzman has already given the Housing Bureau direction to begin program development and deliver his office recommendations by September.
Through Resolution 37187, the City has committed to a community-wide, data-driven discussion as this process moves forward, as well as a panel of housing experts to advise Commissioner Saltzman in the development of an inclusionary housing ordinance.
Inclusionary Housing Program Development - Panel of Housing Experts
Shannon Callahan – Office of Commissioner Saltzman
Matthew Tschabold – Portland Housing Bureau
Sarah Zahn – Portland Housing Advisory Commission, Gerding Edlen
Dike Dame – Portland Housing Advisory Commission, Williams and Dame Development
Dr. Lisa Bates – Portland State University
Dr. Ronald Lehr – KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
Amanda Saul – Enterprise Community Partners
Vivian Satterfield – OPAL PDX
Margaret Tallmadge – Coalition of Communities of Color, Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
Eric Cress – Urban Development + Partners
Greg Goodman – Downtown Development Group, Portland Business Alliance
Kira Cador – Rembold Companies
Nolan Lienhardt – ZGF, 1,000 Friends of Oregon
This panel will hold monthly public meetings beginning on April 26, 2016 from 8:00am to 10:00am in the Portland Building Auditorium at 1120 SW 5th Ave.
The Housing Bureau is committed to administering a program development process that is transparent and data-driven, with opportunities for input from stakeholders and interested parties. If you would like to stay informed of future meetings and opportunities to engage in the program development process, please sign up for our email list by clicking here.
If you have other questions, or are in need of additional information, please feel free to contact Matthew Tschabold, the Housing Bureau Equity and Policy Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Housing Bureau website here.
Kurt Creager, Director
Portland Housing Bureau
PHB will host two events to facilitate the certification of Disadvantaged, Woman, Service-Disabled Veteran, and Emerging Small Business professional services firms to increase contracting opportunities.