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Mayor Wheeler, Chair Kafoury, Portland Housing Bureau to Announce Partnership to Fund Innovative Supportive Housing Pilot

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Mayor Wheeler, Chair Kafoury, Portland Housing Bureau to Announce Partnership to Fund Innovative Supportive Housing Pilot

The pilot would be the first time state and local agencies pair funding for housing development with service dollars in a targeted effort to address chronic homelessness.

Portland, OR—The City of Portland and Multnomah County will hold a press conference to announce funding availability for a supportive housing, SRO-style pilot that would be the first solicitation of its kind to bundle services funding with construction funding. The solicitation also marks a first-of-its-kind funding partnership with the state of Oregon.

Friday, July 27

11:30-12 pm

Richard Harris Building - 8 NW 8th Ave. The press conference will be on the second floor, just up the stairs from the main entrance.

Speakers:

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury

Andrew Hoan, President and CEO of Portland Business Alliance

Shannon Callahan, Interim Director, Portland Housing Bureau, Marc Jolin, Director, A Home for Everyone/Joint Office of Homeless Services and a representative from Oregon Housing and Community Services will also be available to answer questions.

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