Business For A Better Portland Presents: Becoming Portland: Housing Policy Forum

Join Business For A Better Portland members for an inspired policy-focused event to discuss the future of housing development in Portland and cities throughout Oregon. Participants will be invited to develop a new perspective on this issue that is rooted in its potential to support equity, economic vitality, community resilience, and broad affordability. We will provide context, inspiration, and concrete tools for civic engagement.
A robust slate of speakers will address these issues from a variety of perspectives: Ernest Brown,  a young professional from Oakland who works with an advocacy organization called East Bay for Everyone, will give a keynote address introduced by Congressman Earl Blumenauer. This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Adam Davis of Oregon Humanities with Dr. Marisa Zapata (Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative at Portland State University), Hope Beraka (Think Real Estate), and Leslie Carlson  (Brink Communications). The program will be preceded by a catered  networking reception, and opportunities to engage directly with city  staff on these critical issues.