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Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Human Rights Commission Roundtable 2014

The Portland Human Rights Commission presents a forum focused on long-term, affordable housing solutions for people without housing in the Portland region. In partnership with the interfaith initiative on family homelessness, the New City Initiative, and the Day of Homelessness Awareness, the forum will be held on Friday, Nov. 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church in Portland.

Forum on Creative Solutions to Homelessness
Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Church | Salmon St. Entrance of the Eliot Center, 1226 SW Salmon St.

The forum will include five breakout work sessions with small panels of individuals working on related solutions. Panel members will help provide context and expertise for facilitated discussions as each group develops recommendations that support the success of those solutions.

Planned breakout panel sessions include:

  • Micro-communities / Tiny Houses: Panel members: Michael Whithey and Dave Carboneau
  • Ending Family Homelessness: Panel members: Susanna Rempel, New City Initiative; Brandi Tuck, Portland Homeless Family Solutions; Jill Weir, Human Solutions
  • Locally Dedicated Revenue to Meet Our Affordable Housing Needs: Panel members: Jessica Larsen, Oregon Opportunity Network/Welcome Home Coalition, and Bobby Weinstock, NW Pilot Project.
  • Supportive and Community-Specific Housing Solutions: Rachel Post, Central City Concern; Carolyn Bateson, Veterans Administration; Ibrahim Mubarek, Right To Survive / Right to Dream Too
  • Legislation and Policy Solutions for Affordable Housing: Panel members include John Miller, Executive Director, Oregon Opportunity Network; Omar Carrillo Tinajero, Housing Policy Manager, Neighborhood Partnerships; Cupid Alexander, Washington County Department of Housing Services.

There is no cost to attend the forum, and lunch will be provided. Registration is requested by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 20. Please register for the forum here: