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Since 2004, we have been dedicated to using land use planning, education, and law to ensure that Oregonians of all income levels can obtain adequate and affordable housing.

 


Thank you to everyone who attended HLA’s 2015 Conference- At the Intersection of Housing and Health

This year’s conference focused on the intersection of housing and health, including environmental justice issues, the epigenetics of poverty, design-based solutions to healthcare challenges, and rural efforts to integrate health services in residential communities. For the 2015 Conference, HLA brought together national, regional and local experts to explore these concepts and consider ways to bring health home.

We’d like to send out a special thank you to all the speakers and panelists that made this year’s conference great. View our conference page for a list of speakers and links to their presentations. Dates and information for HLAs 2016 Conference will be posted early in 2016.


DR. LISA BATES AWARDED INAUGURAL ED SULLIVAN HOUSING ADVOCATE AWARD

At HLA’s Nov. 6, 2015 conference, the board presented Dr. Lisa Bates, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, with the inaugural Ed Sullivan Housing Advocate Award. The award—named for Edward Sullivan, co-founder of HLA, former legal counsel to the Governor of Oregon and a retired partner in the Portland Office of Garvey Schubert Barer—will be given out each year to an individual who exemplifies Mr. Sullivan’s deep commitment to thoughtful land use planning and access to adequate and affordable housing. See full press release here.


OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE: HOW OREGON REV. STAT. 197.309 VIOLATES THE FAIR HOUSING ACT

HLA Board Member Jenny Logan’s article “Otherwise Unavailable”: How OR. REV. STAT. 197.309 Violates the Fair Housing Act is available via the American Bar Association’s Journal of Housing and Community Development Law.  The article argues that ORS 197.309, Oregon’s statutory ban on mandatory inclusionary zoning (“IZ”), has a detrimental disparate impact on people of color in Oregon—in violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act.

Housing Land Advocates is part of a coalition of non-profits and community activists working to overturn Oregon’s statewide ban on inclusionary zoning.


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