Housing Action Team
We’re working on affordable housing, preservation of existing structures, sustainable new home building, and reducing homelessness.
Affordable Housing Project
There are concerns about the need for more affordable housing in Corvallis. To provide more information about what’s already available and encourage creative approaches, we organized a tour and two forums. There was a lot of interest and we are continuing to research and explore creative options.
Sustainable Housing Workgroup
We are working to reduce Corvallis residential energy and water use to approach net zero through retrofitting existing housing, including using cutting-edge practices.
Homeless Services Information Cards
We created a card with information about food, shelter, and support services for people who are facing food and home insecurity. The small, easy to carry, weather resistant card is distributed to faith communities, agencies, and individuals who want to help share the cards with people in need.
After interviewing representatives of different organizations that serve homeless people and talking informally with people in the community, we found that there are misconceptions about WHO is homeless and WHY they are homeless.
We decided to make a video to give people who are already homeless – or at risk of becoming homeless – a chance to tell their stories. We’re looking for individuals who are willing to be in the video. We’ve found people are reluctant to be filmed, even if we protect their identities, and so we’ve decided to use still shots for most of the video. If you know someone who would like to tell their story, please .
Housing Action Team: Second Monday of each month, 12 noon–1 pm
• Sustainable Housing: Third Tuesday of each month, 12 noon–2 pm
• Corvallis Opportunity Village: Dates vary. for info.
• Transitional Parking: Second Monday of each month, 10:30am–noon
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The Housing Action Team has developed some ambitious goals. Learn more about our vision, goals, strategies and actions.