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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

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An “exemplar practice”

Congratulations to Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic, which has been named an “exemplar practice” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

January 10, 2013

Congratulations to Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic, which has been named an “exemplar practice” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the largest philanthropy foundation devoted to health and healthcare in the United States.  RWJF has teamed up with the Group Health Research Institute to create a national program designed to identify creative practices that make primary care more accessible. The project goes by LEAP, Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices.  

The clinic will play host in mid-February as the LEAP team will do a three-day visit to assess how the clinic makes staffing arrangements to make primary care more accessible and effective for patients. Best practices will be put into training, and technical assistance materials to create a better resource for patient care-driven facilities.

The Old Town Clinic is a federally qualified health center, and is operated by Central City Concern (CCC). CCC's Executive director Ed Blackburn and his staff are part of Health Share of Oregon, the largest Coordinated Care Organization in Oregon.

Three cheers for the Old Town Clinic for its fantastic work, and for the care it provides to the residents of Portland!

Central City Concern's Old Town Clinic Named National Health Care Leader

Andrea Damewood in The Willamette Week 

File deadline soon for foreclosed homes

Did you or someone you know lose your home to foreclosure between January 2008 and December 20

January 10, 2013

Did you or someone you know lose your home to foreclosure between January 2008 and December 2011?

In February 2012, the State Attorneys General reached a joint settlement worth $25 billion with Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo. The five banks were found to have violated the law when processing many foreclosures nationwide.

About 2 million borrowers may be eligible for financial compensation if their home was foreclosed by one of the above five mortgage lenders. Eligible borrowers received notice in the mail to file a claim.

If you received a notice, remember to file your claim by January 18

If you believe you are eligible for relief, but have not received a claim form, contact the National Mortgage Settlement Administrator at 1-866-430-8358. To file a claim online, go to www.nationalmortgagesettlement.com

Friday Roundup

Habitat for Humanity plans to ramp up house production in Multnomah County after completing a $12 million fundraising campaign

Anneli Tostar special to The Oregonian

 

City receives 19 applications for affordable housing funds

Wendy Culverwell in the Portland Business Journal

 

New Community Garden Plots

John McLaren in The Southeast Examiner

 

Personal trainer helps 93-year old maintain her independence

on KATU.com

 

93-year old inspiring others to work out

on KPTV.COM

 

Central City Concern's Old Town Clinic Named National Health Care Leader

Andrea Damewood in The Willamette Week

Mt. Tabor garden plots now available

Mt. Tabor garden plots now available

January 11, 2013

Portland Parks & Recreation is now taking applications for the new community garden plots in Mt. Tabor Park!

PP&R is expecting the garden to have 84 plots, four of which will be Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible with raised beds. You can apply for a variety of plots, ranging from a ten square-foot starter plot, to a standard plot at about 200 square feet.

Plot fees, which range from $10 - $85, include water and access to the tool shed. Gardeners are in charge of seeds, weeding, and other garden needs.

There are 47 community gardens located throughout the city - with more than 2,000 plots which can be rented out to Portlanders.

Some gardens have years-long waiting lists, so don’t wait!  Be part of your community and enjoy the benefits of tasting veggies that you have grown. To apply for a plot, please apply online on the PP&R website or call the community gardens office at (503) 823-1612.

New Community Garden Plots

John McLaren in The Southeast Examiner

Photo courtesy of The Southeast Examiner

$5 5Ks are coming back!

Portland Parks & Recreation’s $5 5K series will kick off on May 19 at Fernhill Park.

January 14, 2013

Portland Parks & Recreation’s $5 5K series will kick off on May 19 at Fernhill Park.

5K run/walks are scheduled in neighborhoods around Portland from May to October, and are a great way for you to stay in shape for a great price.

PP&R $5 5Ks started last year, and brought over 2,000 runners and walkers to races around town! This year, PP&R has added some new courses - some are flat, and others have more challenging inclines.

On your mark, get set, go!

To learn more about the $5 5Ks please visit the PP&R website or Facebook page.