Habitat for Humanity hosts Central Oregon leaders' forum to discuss housing needs and opportunities
CAMP SHERMAN, Ore. – Today, one in four Oregon renters pay more than half of their income for rent. In communities throughout the state, skyrocketing home prices mean that qualified buyers are priced out of the opportunity to purchase their first home—adding pressure to a rental market already bursting at the seams. The need to provide meaningful options to stabilize families on the brink of displacement has never been greater. Join us as leading experts in housing and homelessness discuss their ideas on housing more people in Central Oregon, focusing on low income residents.
When: Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
Location: Dining Room at Lake Creek Lodge in Camp Sherman, Oregon
Forum participants: Tammy Baney, Deschutes County Commissioner at Large; Chuck Ryan, Mayor of the City of Sisters; Dawn Cooper, Family Access Network Advocate and Homeless Liaison, Sisters School District; and Nathan Boddie, City Councilor, City of Bend
Habitat for Humanity of Oregon works alongside all 28 Habitat for Humanity affiliates—the dedicated staff and volunteers building and repairing homes across our state. We provide operational support and sustainable financial resources to build the capacity of local Habitat affiliates to serve their communities through affordable homeownership and repairs. Together we have made the dream of stable and affordable homeownership a reality for 2,000 Oregon families. With your help Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
For more information, please contact Shannon Vilhauer, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Oregon, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-490-1582.