Help identify Oregon's greatest housing needs at community events and online

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Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) has a five year plan in the works aimed at strategically addressing Oregon’s most pressing housing issues. That looks different in every community and for every family. What priorities do you want this plan to consider and address?OHCS is reaching out to everyone in communities statewide, including residents, nonprofits, and other community agencies delivering housing and human services to our communities’ most vulnerable. They do that through two ways.

Tillamook Community Discussion, April 21

All are welcome to attend community discussions statewide to voice concerns and brainstorm. One such outreach event is coming up. Join OHCS on Tuesday evening at 6pm in Tillamook Bay Community College Room 214/215 (4301 3rd St.).  

As a springboard to discussion, event organizers will screen American Winter, a powerful film by award-winning directors Harry and Joe Gantz that follows the daily lives of eight 211info callers and their families in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. 

This is a free event. 

Online Service Provider Survey

This online survey accomplishes the same goal of collecting ideas, advice, and input, but is targeted for responses from community organizations, non-profits, etc involved in housing and human services. The resulting data will be used to help develop strategies to improve housing services for extremely low- and moderate income people in the community and to set priorities for allocating funds for local housing programs. 

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and is available until May 15, 2015. Access the survey here.

For more information or questions, please contact shoshanah.oppenheim@oregon.gov or 503-986-2077.

Posted on April 9, 2015 and filed under events, housing.