Housing Land Advocates serves as an educator and convener.
We bring together policy makers, planners, affordable housing practitioners, and other community members to discuss how land use planning can support Oregon’s affordable housing needs, and its goals.
The educational accomplishments of HLA and its members include:
- Convening five statewide conferences, featuring topics such as affordable housing messaging; manufactured home park closures; and linking affordable housing with transportation and sustainability projects.
- Collaborating with organizations including AARP, Willamette University College of Law, Oregon Association of Planners, and Disability Rights Oregon, to broaden our educational efforts and information delivery.
- Developing a handbook, with the aid of Portland State University and AARP, to support public participation and advocacy by seniors on the topics of land use planning and affordable housing.
- Publishing scholarly and editorial articles in local publications.
- Inviting students onto our board, to train the next generation of affordable housing advocates.
Follow the links below to access HLA conference materials and articles written by HLA Board members.
- 2011 – Cascadia Collaborative: Bridging to the Future
(Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Conference)
- 2010 – The Road Home: The Intersection of Transportation and Housing
- 2009 – Seeing Beyond Green: Building Sustainable, Affordable, and Diverse Communities
- Coming Affordable Housing Challenges For Municipalities After the Great Recession (2012)
- Planning Quality of Life: Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Housing
Also available through OregonLive.com
(Oregonian – May 21, 2011)
- The Augean Stables: Measure 49 and the Herculean Task of Correcting an Improvident Initiative Measure in Oregon
(Willamette Law Review – April 28, 2010)
- Reshaping the Planning AGEnda
A report on public participation and advocacy for seniors (June, 2010)