Now, more than ever before, there is such an opening politically to make a difference in the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness. One of our OCCV board members, Tom Wehrley, has been working on a committee led by Paul Schroeder of New City Initiative to compose an Interfaith Statement on Housing Justice. Here is a small excerpt from this statement:
“Home for Everyone United Community Plan to End Homelessness in Multnomah County”: that everyone deserves a safe and secure place to call home. We support and affirm the goals of the plan, which include prioritizing the most vulnerable, promoting racial justice and equity, and creating robust mechanisms of transparency and accountability to ensure that resources are used in the most effective and impactful way possible.
Please take a moment to read the full statement HERE and see what actions you might be able to take yourself as well as how you can educate yourself and others on these issues.