August 22, 2018 E-News
The Homestead Neighborhood Association normally meets the First Tuesday of every month,7 p m at the OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center; 707 SW Gaines, Third Floor. 

September Meeting

There will be no September meeting of the Homestead NA.

The October or November agendas will include a presentation by OHSU for a "concept plan" for the SW Connector. This is the plan for a pedestrian connection from the proposed light rail system on Barbur up to OHSU. 

The Homestead NET (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team) will begin meeting soon and will provide updates at our monthly meetings.

Check the Homestead Website at the end of the month for the upcoming meeting agenda.

2018 Homestead Picnic

Over 120 residents attended the Homestead Picnic. It was a great evening. Several of our police officers from the Neighborhood Response Team were there. Officer Jacobsen attended with his partner, and Jenni Pullen, Crime Prevention Coordinator stopped by. The Chief's Office sent two officers as well. Friends of Terwilliger attended as well as the Portland Garden Club. Their presence was appreciated.

Thanks to all who served on a team and to all who simply pitched in where needed. If you have suggestions or want to help next year, email

A Photo Slideshow is available on the website at

Portland Police Bureau Strategic Plan

Officers Engstrom and Engweiler from the Chief's Office have extended an invitation to Homestead residents to be part of a Community Focus Group that will help prioritize goals and objectives for the next 5 years. There are two sessions

Sunday, August 26,                       4-5:30 pm
East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Ave.
Thursday, September 6,                7-8:30 pm
Matt Dishman Community Center
77 NE Knott Street
Strategic Plan Project URL:

Update regarding the proposed development at SW Gibbs and Veteran's Hospital Road
The City has approved the adjustments for this proposed 103-unit hotel. The Homestead NA will watch this project closely to ensure we have input where appropriate. Read the decision here

Membership News
Many persons signed up at the picnic to become members of the Homestead NA, but failed to add their addresses. Because membership is available only to residents, we need your address. You can sign up online at The link to the membership form is on the left sidebar.


Make your voice heard.........
The year ahead will be a busy one filled with discussions and important decisions that affect the Homestead area.  If you want to be part of the conversation you can become a member using the membership form found on our website. 

Homestead also contributes to the monthly "Southwest Neighborhoods SW News".  You can subscribe online at


Comments relating to the Homestead NA, the Homestead Enews or the website can be made at 

Jackie Phillips 
Vice-President, Homestead Neighborhood Association 

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Neighborhood meetings are held at 7:00pm, the first Tuesday of each month during the school year at the OHSU CDRC, 3rd Floor, SW 6th and SW Gaines.

You are invited to join us for our monthly meetings and frequent park events!




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