The Housing Alliance and Neighborhood Partnerships are pleased to announce that we’ve been selected to receive the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) first annual State and Local Organizing Award! We are sharing this honor with another Oregon organization, the Community Alliance of Tenants.
We’ll be presented with this award at the NLIHC’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC on April 13, 2010. The Alliance was selected for this honor due to the strength of our campaign to win the statewide 2009 Housing Opportunity Bill, which creates a dedicated, ongoing source of revenue for multifamily housing, homeless prevention, affordable homeownership opportunities, and other housing needs.
The bill increases the state’s existing document recording fee by $15, which is expected to generate as much as $20 million per biennium in new funds. Check out Janet’s post right after we won the Housing Opportunity Bill discussing the many contributions you all made to the victory, and also our accomplishments for the past four years.
We are very excited to win this award, and congratulate our co-recipient, the Community Alliance of Tenants. If you want to be part of the ongoing work of the Housing Alliance, we’d love to hear from you.