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The rising cost of developing new multifamily housing has recently become been a topic of increasingly intense scrutiny. Funders, developers, housing advocates and elected officials agree that the current system is falling far short of meeting the needs of communities in Oregon. In speaking with experts on affordable housing in nonprofits, government and the private sector, we have repeatedly heard the call for an in-depth exploration of the challenges around delivering more housing, more cost-effectively.
Phone Conference (Call-in 1-800-550-3095. Conference ID 4621464#) Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm To attend any of the optional informational sessions, please pre-register online at: http://mmt-advocacy-rfp.eventbrite.com.
Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County, 177 Day Island Road, Eugene Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm This event has been canceled. To participate in the July 29th telephone information session, please pre-register online at: http://mmt-advocacy-rfp.eventbrite.com.
PCC Cascade/Terrell Hall #208, 705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland. Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am To attend any of the optional informational sessions, please pre-register online at: http://mmt-advocacy-rfp.eventbrite.com.
Welcome to the July newsletter! Between bumper crops of blueberries, Independence Day fireworks, time with our families and hot, breezy days, we are having a busy, delightful summer at Meyer. Hope you are, too!
Phone conference Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Please join us for an informational phone conference on the Meyer Memorial Trust's recently released Affordable Housing Initiative Private Market Request For Proposals (RFP) to support Oregon's Section 8 voucher reform implementation.
Meyer Memorial Trust, 425 NW 10th Avenue, Portland OR 97209, 4th floor Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm Please join us for an informational session on the Meyer Memorial Trust's recently released Affordable Housing Initiative Private Market Request For Proposals (RFP) to support Oregon's Section 8 voucher reform implementation.
Equity Lens on Affordable HousingMeyer Memorial Trust is committed to a flourishing and equitable Oregon where all residents have fair access to opportunities to learn, work, prosper and reach their full potential. As part of this commitment, MMT is working to more deeply explore how to incorporate an equity lens into our internal operations and funding strategies.
Affordable Housing Initiative Advisory CommitteeMeyer Memorial Trust is engaging community partners from around the state to offer high-level guidance on the Affordable Housing Initiative implementation. A number of partners are contributing in a meaningful way as Advisory Committee members:
A Look Back at MMT's Commitment to Affordable Housing Meyer Memorial Trust established its Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI) in 2007.At the time, Meyer CEO Doug Stamm noted the imbalance between the region's need for affordable housing and its available units was so great that "it will take time and significant private and public resources to have a meaningful impact. But because stable housing goes a long way in preparing future generations for successful lives, it has to be an important focus for our region's future."
Impact on Affordable Housing in OregonMeyer Memorial Trust’s investment in the Affordable Housing Initiative over the past seven years has had a significant, positive impact on the affordable housing field in Oregon.According to "A Place to Call Home," a third-party assessment of the first five years of MMT's Affordable Housing Initiative, produced by Kristina Smock Consulting, grantees and stakeholders said the AHI:
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Mar 1 2014 Grant Amount: 150000.00 Reason For Grant: To continue support for the conversion of manufactured home communities into resident-owned cooperatives City: Sherwood County: Yamhill State: OR
Content Area: Public Affairs, Social Benefit Award Date: Oct 1 2013 Grant Amount: 30000.00 Reason For Grant: To support the Housing Alliance, a coalition working to ensure that Oregonians have access to decent, safe and affordable housing and the stability it offers City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Nov 1 2012 Grant Amount: 30000.00 Reason For Grant: To expand the capacity of the Housing Alliance, a coalition concerned with the lack of affordable housing and its devastating impact on Oregonians City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Feb 1 2009 Grant Amount: 400000.00 Reason For Grant: For a supportive housing program, Bridges to Housing, which stabilizes families in the four-county metropolitan area. City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Feb 1 2009 Grant Amount: 125000.00 Reason For Grant: To support an emergency loan program that helps families meet emergency cash flow needs and tenant services programs City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR