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Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing: A Forum & Resource Fair

January 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This Thursday, Jan. 30, learn about innovative ideas for developing affordable housing on land owned by faith and community-based organizations.

This event, sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) and Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), will present the results of three case studies funded by a grant from Metro.

The grant provided consulting services for design and financing work, provided by Bill Hart of Carleton Hart Architects and Sharon Nielson of the Nielson Group. Three organizations received their services:
> Muslim Community Center of Portland
> Bethel AME Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
> Trinity Lutheran Church

At this event, the consultants will present options they developed for these three organizations to potentially build affordable housing and community services on their properties. Representatives of the three organizations will also share their visions. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to network with lenders, developers and city staff.

The event is free, but reservations are requested. Please RSVP using the form below.

> 6 pm: Dinner and Networking
> 6:30 to 7 pm: Welcome, Project Description and Updates
> 7 to 8 pm: Consultant Presentations followed by Q&A
> 8 to 8:30 pm: Resource Fair featuring Hacienda CDC; Rose CDC; Network for Affordable Housing (NOAH); Heritage Bank; NW Housing Inc.; and City of Portland bureaus of Housing, Planning and Sustainability, Development Services, and Transportation; and more!



January 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability


Bethel AME Church
5828 NE Eighth St.
Portland, Oregon 97211
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(503) 288-5429
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