Habitat for Humanity of Oregon to meet with congressional members about the need for affordable housing

February 3, 2023

Habitat for Humanity of Oregon will join hundreds of local Habitat organizations and affordable housing advocates in-person this week for Habitat for Humanity’s annual legislative conference, Habitat on the Hill.

During the three-day, D.C. based event, advocates will convene and meet with Congressional leaders to draw attention to and discuss actionable solutions to housing affordability challenges faced by rural, suburban, and urban communities across the nation. This year the conference is focused on themes highlighting advocacy for impact, with special emphasis on advancing Black homeownership and addressing the historic low supply of affordable homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Oregon will meet with Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Lori Chavez DeRemer and Andrea Salinas to discuss federal solutions that will help increase access to affordable homeownership in every state including Oregon. Local Habitat staff and a homeowner based in Forest Grove, Portland, St. Helens and Tillamook will join these meetings on Capitol Hill.