Housing gives all people the opportunity to build better lives. To succeed, you need a safe, appropriate and affordable place to call home.
When Oregon closed the Fairview Training Center, it created an innovative Trust Fund with proceeds from the sale of institutions. The Trust is intended to ensure community housing options exist for Oregonians experiencing IDD.
We need your help
! We need your help to protect the trust, and move the $6 million currently in the Fairview Trust to the Oregon Community Foundation where it can be used in a more effective way. You can help by contacting your
and asking them to support SB 491 to protect the funds in the Trust and move them to the Oregon Community Foundation.
The Fairview Trust Advisory Committee has been creating partnerships so the Trust can be used meet the needs of thousands of Oregonians with IDD. If we are successful passing SB 491, the Fairview Trust Advisory Committee intends to use the Trust to increase affordable housing opportunities for Oregonians experiencing IDD b
ased on input from self-advocates, family members and other community members.
Ideas being considered by the Fairview Trust Advisory Committee include installing enhanced safety features during construction of new affordable apartment homes through partnerships with housing providers; and to help people with IDD access these affordable apartment homes by offsetting the cost of deposits and other move in costs.
We need your help to protect the Trust, and ensure it can be used to help create housing opportunity into the future. We urge you to call your Legislators today, and ask for their support of SB 491.
Take a moment to share with your State Senator and Representative how important it is that people experiencing IDD have access to safe and affordable housing.
SB 491 is being sponsored by Senator Gelser, Representative Piluso and Representative Stark, as well as supported by these community partners: Neighborhood Partnerships, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, Human Services Coalition of Oregon, Oregon Developmental Disability Coalition, Oregon Housing Alliance, Oregon Community Providers Association, Oregon Support Services Association, and the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition.