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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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Homeownership Month Recognized in Council

Portland City Council recognized Homeownership Month 2009 with an official proclamation on June 3.

June 4, 2009

Operation HOME assists Portlanders in achieving the goal of homeownership.

On Wednesday, June 3rd, community stakeholders including realtors, homebuilders, home buyer education and training specialists, and foreclosure prevention and counseling providers, met with Commissioner Fish and Portland Housing Bureau staff for a briefing on the City's homeownership programs, in acknowledgment of June as Homeownership Month.
Staff and stakeholder panels presented the report to City Council in support of the City's Homeownership Month Proclamation.

Commissioner Fish announced the awarding of $280,000 in grants to organizations providing Homeowenrship Retention and Foreclosure Prevention Services in the Portland area. The funds will be available immediately to meet the rapidly escalating need for these services as rates of foreclosure increase.
The Homeownership kitchen cabinet will reconvene in the summer to assist Commissioner Fish in shaping the future vision for homeownership programs in the Portland Housing Bureau.

LEED-certified Shaver Green Apartments open in King Neighborhood

Commissioner Nick Fish opened the LEED-certified Shaver Green Apartments in Portland's King Neighborhood.

June 2, 2009

Commissioner Fish congratulates public and private partners on the opening of Shaver Green Apartments, built green and providing rental opportunities for families in the King neighborhood.

Commissioner Nick Fish joins a crowd in the ribbon cutting of the Shaver Green Apartments.    Commissioner Nick Fish and housing policy manager Kate Allen speak at the Shaver Green Apartments launch in Portland's King Neighborhood.

Thanks to Mike O’Brien and Michael Prothe for the photos!

Starlight Parade

Commissioner Nick Fish rode in the 2009 Portland Starlight Parade with his family.

June 2, 2009

Commissioner Nick Fish waves to the crowd from a vintage 1960s Thunderbird during the 2009 Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade.

Accompanied by his family, Nick rode in the Starlight Parade this past Saturday. He only regrets that he had no candy to give to the crowd.

Thanks to the estimable Steve Fritz for the photo!

Council recognizes Older Americans Month with official proclamation

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council, joined by County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and Vicki Hersen of Elders in Action, recognize Older Americans Month with and official proclamation

June 2, 2009

As the City's liaison to Elders in Action and a proud member of the Vital Aging Task Force, Commissioner Fish was pleased to lead his colleagues on the Council in formally recognizing May as Older Americans Month with a proclamation read at this morning's Council session.

Also on hand was County Commissioner Judy Shiprack. Multnomah County Commissioners will recognize Older Americans Month by reading a parallel proclamation at their session tomorrow.