Coalition Updates | April 12th, 2017
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We're all in this together!

This housing crisis knows no county lines or city boundaries — so when it comes to solving it, we all need to work together!

Welcome Home is leading an effort to identify revenue tools that will bring more affordable homes to Gresham, Milwaukie, Wilsonville, Beaverton, Hillsboro, and the other 19 cities too! We know the need for affordable homes is great: it's more than 63,000. It's time we link arms and fight for solutions for seniors, neighbors with disabilities, and families with children all across the region who need a home they can count on. 

This month, we're asking you to get to know your Metro Councilor and ask them to step up for housing solutions! Find out who your Councilor is, and make Metro two of your calls this week — your Councilor and Metro President Hughes! Tell them why more affordable homes in your neighborhood matter to you.
Felicia (right) stands with Steve Rudman and Tram Hoang at Housing Opportunity Day in March.

"I look out my window every day and see homeless people on every block. It breaks my heart, the amount of suffering in this country. That's why I'm here."

Felicia lives in affordable senior housing created by REACH! She lives close to parks, public transit and grocery stores in the Pearl District, and her rent will always be affordable on her social security income. Felicia's home makes all the difference in her life. That's why she fights for more affordable homes, and why we must continue to fight for this same opportunity for all Oregonians.

Big thanks to the Oregon Housing Alliance for leading the charge. See more memories from our day of action
here and here, and keep up the fight!

More Leaders from The Orchards' Living Room! Residents and community members worked in teams to develop new skills and then took action on the spot for more homes!

Every month we gather to build community and capacity with living rooms full of emerging leaders. Will you be there next month?  RSVP HERE, and spread the word!

Thursday, April 27th, 6:00-8:00 pm
The Orchards at Orenco Station 
(Community Room)
6520 NE Cherry Dr., Hillsboro, OR 97124

Support Welcome Home — The Work Continues!
Welcome Home Coalition
919 NE 19th Avenue, Suite A
Portland, OR 97232
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