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EMPOWERING THE LIVES OF NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE PORTLAND AREA 02/25/2016
Join NAYA's Community Housing Forum this Friday, February 26th, 6:30pm for an important discussion with Mayoral candidates on Portland's Housing Crisis. #HousingMattersPDX

#HousingMattersPDX


What housing disparities are important to YOU? Friday, February 26th, 6:30pm, NAYA is hosting a Community Housing Forum with interim Executive Director, Tawna Sanchez moderating. This event is important for Portland's Native community due to high disparities of homelessness, displacement and affordable housing. Our struggles are common in communities of color across the nation, and they have become especially relevant to the greater Portland area in recent history. 

Portland Mayoral candidates Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, Assistant Attorney General David Schor, professor and business owner Sean Davis and PSU Program Director of First Stop Portland Sarah Iannarone will address housing issues at the forum. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear the candidates' positions on the housing crisis, and impact their agenda by voicing our stories.

Many members of our community are forced to double up, couch surf, live in sub-standard housing situations, or are displaced to East County (and sometimes even farther out of city limits). Here they encounter a whole new series of barriers that stand in the way of financial and family stability. Transportation challenges, childcare limitations, access to social support organizations, separation from community and culture, are just a few of the barriers it is important these candidates hear on Friday night. 

Learn more about the Housing Fourm at NAYA's events page nayapdx.org/events. Join us for a rich conversation about Portland’s housing crisis and learn about the 2016 Mayoral candidate agendas for addressing housing disparities. This is your chance to share your housing crisis story, ask the tough questions, and hear how the candidates will address YOUR issues if elected. If you can't come, stay connected to the conversation using #HousingMattersPDX
 

NAYA is celebrating the first Native Professionals and Friends Night at Legacy Emanuel on Thursday, March 31st. NPFNs are wonderful events to connect with people, share light appetizers, and be with each other in community. See you there!

NAYA's homeownership program has helped many community members like Brad and Ben buy their first house. Workshops support first time homeowners learn about financing, credit, maintenance, and much more. Check the NAYA events calendar for the next homeownership oreientation.
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