Input Needed on Community Needs

Portland, Gresham, and Multnomah County invite you to participate in 7 community meetings in October, November, and December 2009.

Your comments will help us set priorities for the 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan. The Plan will guide how federal resources will be spent locally for the next five years on housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income households, expanding access to economic opportunities, and programs serving the homeless and people with special needs.

Community Meetings
• Impact of the Recession: October 21, 2009, 6-8 pm: Floyd Light Middle School, 10800 S.E Washington St.
• Equitable Access to Services: October 28,2009, 6-8 pm: King Elementary School, 4906 NE 6th Avenue
• Industry Challenges to Developing Rental Housing: November 4, 2009, 3-5 pm: United Way Board Room, 619 SW 11th Avenue
• Affordable Homeownership: November 5, 2009, 6-8 pm: New Columbia Community Center, 4605 N. Trenton
• Impediments to Fair Housing: November 12, 2009, 6-8 pm: East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Avenue
• Homeless Issues: November 18, 2009, 4-5:30 pm: First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St.
• Housing Needs of our Aging Population: Dec. 2, 2009, 1-3 pm: Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy.

Four Ways to Comment
1. Write a letter:
Pat Mobley, Housing & Community
Development Commission Chair
421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204
2. Send an e-mail:
3. Leave a voicemail:
503-823-6868 TTY
4. Comment Online:

All meetings are accessible to people with mobility impairments.
Refreshments will be provided.
Interpreters and childcare are available upon request. Call 503-823-2396 three business days in advance of the meeting to request these services. For more information, please visit:
Refreshments will be provided

AAAH and PDC Release New Video

The African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH) and the Portland Development Commission have produced a new video about AAAH, its services and one of the many families it has recently helped buy a home of their own. Click below to watch the video:

Click “watch in high quality” for the best viewing with the highest resolution.

AAAH is a HUD-certified home ownership counselor and educator. It is a non-profit 501c3 community-based organization comprised of housing and business professionals. AAAH’s mission is to increase home ownership and economic stability for African Americans and other under-served individuals by improving access, ensuring advocacy and providing awareness and education. Since 1999, AAAH has successfully promoted home ownership through innovative programs such as:

*One-on-one home-buyer counseling
*Mortgage foreclosure prevention
*Home-buyer education classes
*IDA match savings program
*The annual homeownership fair

Visit for more information.

AAAH is a member organization of Operation HOME, whose goal is to close the minority home ownership gap in Portland by June 2015. For more information about Operation HOME, please visit

This video was produced by the Portland Development Commission. For more information about PDC in general visit For more information about PDC’s home ownership programs please visit PDC offers programs to help home buyers purchase and maintain a home of their own in Portland. PDC is an equal opportunity lender.