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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:
bryan.swisshelm@ci.portland.or.us
3. Leave a voicemail:
503-823-2396
503-823-6868 TTY
4. Comment Online:
www.portlandonline.com/phb/conplan

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: www.portlandonline.com/phb/conplan.
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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiehTa31Z6k

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 http://www.aaah.org/ 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 http://www.operationhome.net/.

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