Policy and Planning

Recent Highlights in Home Forward Advocacy Work

Home Forward’s Executive Director Ivory Mathews testifies in front of the Oregon Senate Committee on Housing and Development, advocating for more state funded long term rent assistance and permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. 1:03:38-1:16:26

Stephens Creek Crossing

Public Comment and Advocacy

“We do our work in support of systemic change for racial and social justice: we use our voice to being attention to these issues and their impact on our community, and we advocate for change at a broad scale.” — Home Forward Organizational Values

Letter of Support, Affordable Housing Stabilization Fund, Multnomah County Delegation of the Oregon State Legislature (May 10, 2022)

Letter of Support, SB1536: Right to Cooling Bill, Joint Committee on Ways and Means of the Oregon State Legislature (February 28, 2022)

Letter of Support, Affordable Housing Stabilization Fund, Oregon State Legislature (February 22, 2022)

Letter of Support, SB282: COVID related Emergency Tenant Protections, House Committee on Housing and Development (April 21, 2021)

Letter of Support, Criminal Screening Reform, Senate Housing and Development Committee of the Oregon State Legislature (February 11, 2021)