Program 2018

Three hundred and forty housing and healthcare advocates gathered on October 15th, 2018 for the largest discussion of supportive housing in Oregon history. Attendees heard from Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and dozens of experts in how to end homelessness for people with mental illness, addiction and alcoholism.

COMPLETE THIS SURVEY – help us understand your experience and what you learned at the Oregon Housing Conference.

DOWNLOAD – Oregon Housing Conference session schedule (PDF)

DOWNLOAD – Oregon Housing Conference program (PDF)

DOWNLOAD – Governor Kate Brown’s proclamation October 15, 2018 is “Supportive Housing Day” (PDF)

Session Materials

Rachael Duke, Community Partners for Affordable Housing & Heather Lyons, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Rachel Post, LCSW, Technical Assistance Collaborative
Supported Employment as a Recovery-Oriented Intervention for Supportive HousingDOWNLOAD SESSION MATERIALS

Mike Savara & Donna Standing Rock, Central City Concern
Direct Services for Supportive HousingDOWNLOAD SESSION MATERIALS

Kenny LaPoint, Oregon Housing & Community Services
Supportive Housing and Oregon’s Statewide Housing PlanDOWNLOAD SESSION MATERIALS

Tom Stenson, JD, Disability Rights Oregon
You Can Fight City Hall: Land Use Laws, Zoning Rules, and Housing for People with DisabilitiesDOWNLOAD SESSION MATERIALS

Ilana Shushansky & Oscar Benitez, Third Sector Capital Partners, Paul Solomon, Sponsors Inc., & Jacob Fox, Homes For Good
Innovative Funding for Supportive HousingDOWNLOAD SESSION MATERIALS, SIPPRA Funding Overview

Adrian Brown, JD, US Department of Justice
Housing is the Key – The enforcement of federal civil rights laws surrounding housing issues for persons with serious mental illness
DOWNLOAD – Department of Justice Olmstead Enforcement and the case for Supported Housing
DOWNLOAD – Hyde Report on Oregon Performance Plan – March 2017
DOWNLOAD – Oregon Performance Plan Semi-Annual Narrative Report – July 2018
DOWNLOAD – Olmstead v LC
DOWNLOAD – Oregon Performance Plan for Mental Health Services
DOWNLOAD – USDOJ letter to Oregon closing investigation

Continuing Education Credits

Certificates for CEU credits were emailed on October 17 & 18 to registered attendees who completed the conference roster on October 15. Additional online CEUs from the NW Law & Mental Health Conference are available now.

Our 2018 speakers included ~

Earl Blumenauer – US Representative
Suzanne Bonamici – US Representative
Adrian Brown, JD – US DOJ Civil Rights Division
Sam Chase – METRO
Deborah DeSantis – Corporation for Supportive Housing
Rachael Duke – Community Partners for Affordable Housing
Jacob Fox – Homes For Good
Kenny LaPoint – Oregon Housing & Community Services
Marc Jolin – Joint Office of Homeless Services
Heather Lyons – Corporation for Supportive Housing
Sharon Meieran – Multnomah County Commissioner
Katy Miller – US Interagency Council on Homelessness
Lisa Naito – Naito Public Affairs
Rachel Post, LCSW – Technical Assistance Collaborative
Steve Rudman – Consultant
Mike Savara – Central City Concern
Ilana Shushansky – Third Sector Capital Partners
Paul Solomon – Sponsors Inc.
Donna Standing Rock – Central City Concern
Tom Stenson, JD – Disability Rights Oregon
Ted Wheeler – City of Portland

State Legislative Panel – moderated by Lisa Naito, Naito Public Affairs

  • Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
  • Representative Ron Noble
  • Representative Carla Piluso
  • Representative Tawna Sanchez
  • All photos from the conference online and available for you to review here.

    Generous sponsors of the Oregon Housing Conference in 2018 granted over 75 scholarships to people with lived experience to attend. Sponsors include Meyer Memorial Trust, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Multnomah County’s Mental Health and Addiction Services Division, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Trillium Community Health Plan, Cedar Hills Hospital, Telecare Corporation, Oregon State Hospital, Catholic Charities of Oregon, Central City Concern, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, ColumbiaCare Services, BRIDGE Housing, Hacienda CDC, AOCMHP, Psychiatric Security Review Board, METRO, Providence Health & Services, Mental Health Association of Portland, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Quest Center for Integrative Health, Downtown Clean & Safe, Portland Business Alliance, City of Portland’s Housing Bureau, Disability Rights Oregon, and the United Way of the Columbia Willamette.