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Encourage Portland City Council to Maintain Housing and Homeless Services' Funding in Proposed Budget. 

Portland's Proposed FY 2018-2019 Budget contains funding asks to maintain services at the Portland Housing Bureau and the Joint Office of Homelessness, as well as add ons like:
  • Support for mandatory rental unit registration system 
  • $500,000 for culturally specific/language specific landlord-tenant legal services and fair housing legal services $735,000  to advance emerging or expanded policies and initiatives from the Joint Office on Homelessness
Let's encourage our Portland and Multnomah County Elected Officials to maintain existing funding and support the add ons.
Call or Write Portland and Multnomah County Elected Officials

City of Portland
Mayor Ted Wheeler 
Phone: 503-823-4120

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
Phone: 503-823-4682

Commissioner Nick Fish
Phone:  503-823-3589

Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Phone: (503) 823-3008

Commissioner Dan Saltzman
Phone: 503-823-4151

Multnomah County Commissioners
Chair Deborah Kafoury
Phone: 503-988-3308

Commissioner Sharon Meieran
Phone: 503.988.5220

Commissioner Loretta Smith
Phone: (503) 988-5219

Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson
Phone:  (503) 988-5217

Commissioner Lori Stegmann
Phone: 503-988-5213

Provide in person testimony at community meeting
April 17, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Roosevelt High School
6941 N Central St, 97203
Bus lines 44 and 75
Most testimony by random drawing

Provide in person testimony at Budget Committee Hearings
Multnomah County
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
IRCO: 10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220

Multnomah County
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom - Multnomah Building
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Multnomah County
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
East County Building, Sharron Kelley Rooms
600 NE 8th St, Gresham, OR 97030

May 10, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204 

May 16, 2018, 2:00pm
Council Chambers, Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

Thank you to Multnomah County for approving significant increases in resources in the last few years to the Joint Office of Homeless Services, the Housing Bureau, and the Office of Rental Services.

In the midst of our housing crisis, it is vital we address homelessness, housing affordability, and displacement, and maintaining resources that are critical to addressing the problem in the next fiscal year and beyond.

The city must continue to allocate more general fund resources for affordable homeownership and rental housing and continue to explore additional sources of dedicated revenue for affordable housing, including dedicated funding for services to support people in need of permanent affordable housing.

(Your organization here) does not support cuts to the Housing Bureau budget during a housing crisis, particularly those that would cut services for the Joint Office of Homeless Services. 

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