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Affordable Housing Bond Updates 
Mayor Ted Wheeler will join the Portland Bond Oversight Committee for a February 1st community meeting in East Portland. Topics for discussion include:    (1) a draft Community Engagement Plan; and (2) new tenant screening criteria.

Where: IRCO Community Room 10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220
Date & Time: Thursday, February 1st; 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

To view agenda and upcoming meetings click HERE. Updates on the Bond progress can always be found here: https://portlandhousingbond.com/progress/

Metro is exploring a possible ballot measure to raise more funds for affordable housing.  The Welcome Home Coalition will be a member of a newly formed Community Stakeholder Advisory Meeting that will meet monthly in the next several months. The Stakeholder Advisory table will provide input to Metro staff and the Chief Operating Officer of the program framework for a potential regional housing measure in 2018. The group will articulate desired community outcomes that should guide program activities,and provide feedback on program scenarios. The first meeting is Jan. 30th 7:30 am - 9:30 am at Metro, 600 NE Grand Avenue and is a public meeting.

For more information or to request translation or childcare, please click HERE

We look forward to sharing more as we begin to hear more details. The original polling that Metro used to determine to explore a regional bond can be found HERE

As always, please contact us with questions, concerns or thoughts. We are YOUR Welcome Home Coalition. 

Kari and Monique 
The Welcome Home Coalition is hard at work continuing a movement today to create a tomorrow when all Portland metro residents have access to housing opportunity. Together we can build a prosperous community with smart schools, healthy people and a strong economy where everyone has a home. Together we can Welcome Everyone Home!
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