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The Portland Housing Bureau held its annual equity forum on December 6, 2016 to present the progress the bureau has made in its racial equity agenda, the latest news on Portland’s housing market from the 2016 State of Housing Report, and to discuss the future PHB funding requirements as well as effective strategies for creating inclusive communities with PHB's contractors and sub-recipients.
Keynote speaker was Dr. Joy DeGruy, a nationally known expert on racial equity, presented on how an organization moves from thoughtful and intentional change to operational, institutional change that results in sustainable racial equity and inclusion. Dr. Joy’s seminars have been lauded as the most dynamic and inspirational currently being presented on the topics of culture, race relations and contemporary social issues.
Forum attendance was required of all recipients of Portland Housing Bureau funds and highly recommended for any organization planning to work with the Bureau in 2016-17. For anyone interested in accessing the presentation materials, the PowerPoint presentation is available here.
You can also see the latest draft of PHB's Racial Equity Plan here (please note, this version is not yet final and is subject to change pending OEHR review).
See the 2016 State of Housing in Portland Report here.