Housing Action Team
We’re working on affordable housing, preservation of existing structures, sustainable new home building, and reducing homelessness.
Affordable Housing Project
We organized a tour and two forums to provide information about what affordable housing is already available in Corvallis and encourage creative approaches to the issue. There was a lot of interest and we are continuing to research and explore options.
Sustainable Housing Workgroup
We are working to approach net zero by reducing Corvallis residential energy and water use, using cutting-edge practices to retrofit existing housing.
Homeless Services Information Cards
This small, easy to carry, weather resistant card contains information about food, shelter and support services for people who are facing food and home insecurity. It is distributed to faith communities, agencies, and individuals who want to help share the cards with people in need.
After interviewing representatives of 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.
We are working on a video to give people who are 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 contact Debi.
Housing Action Team: Second Monday of each month, 12 noon–1 pm
• Sustainable Housing: Third Tuesday of each month, 2 –3:30pm
• Corvallis Opportunity Village: Dates vary. Contact Debi for info.
• Transitional Parking: Second Monday of each month, 10:30am–noon
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Housing Action Team vision, goals, strategies and actions.