SJCO Housing Strategy
SJCO is working with a group of students in the Master of Urban & Regional Planning program at Portland State University to develop a Housing Action Plan that can guide our advocacy work in the neighborhood. If you're interested in learning more about this project and how you might get involved, click here.
St. Johns Center for Opportunity Endorses the Welcome Home Coalition
About the Coalition:
The Welcome Home Coalition is working to build back our affordable housing infrastructure with at least 63,000 homes affordable to Portland Metro area families. We know that with adequate and dedicated public funding we can restore balance to housing opportunity so that all families can succeed with a safe, stable and affordable home.
Working parents and seniors should be able to afford housing, and still have enough money for groceries and necessities – but our community’s skyrocketing rents are making that impossible for too many. Portland has a shortage of about 24,000 affordable homes and apartments for families and seniors making less than $37,000 per year.
On November 8, Portland voters will have a chance to vote YES for affordable housing, by approving a historic bond measure. This bond funding would help fill the affordable housing gap, creating safe, affordable housing for thousands of people who live and work in our communities.
Yes for Affordable Homes is a broad coalition of individuals and organizations working to support the affordable housing bond measure, and make Portland a place everyone can afford to call home.