Join us: May 4 & 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.*
You are invited to attend our upcoming statewide “Oregon Community Stabilization: Intersectional Housing Advocacy Cohort-sprint.”
This is a collaboration among Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and the Interfaith Movement of Immigrant Justice to grow our collective faith capacity in Oregon, prepare to engage with legislators and powerfully testify, and learn more about these bills and their impact.
Community displacement and destabilization are an on-going part of Oregon’s history, now heightened by the realities of COVID-19. The housing crisis stretches across Oregon, coupled with the climate crisis and the pandemic of systemic racism, leaving people without stable, safe housing and disproportionately impacting BIPOC communities. This flux impacts individuals and families, along with rupturing the vital threads that make up the fabric of our communities: schools, faith communities, neighborhoods and community-based organizations.
Many important legislative decisions are coming before the Oregon Legislature in May, including five bills that would provide necessary components to stabilize and strengthen this fabric of Oregon communities. Join us as we feel the depth and breadth of our power as people of faith and act to stabilize our communities in this legislative session!
These five bills will do the following to stabilize Oregon communities and bring more people home:
- Remove barriers to faith communities building affordable housing -- More Affordable, Accessible Housing.
- Provide funds for home repair and lowering financial and health costs through efficiency upgrades -- Keep people in their homes, safely.
- Create living-wage, green jobs for BIPOC communities -- Invest in the financial and climate health of our communities.
*Note that these sessions will not be identical. Instead, they are a leadership accompaniment process so please try to attend both!