Housing Opportunity Day

Take action to help ensure every Oregon has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home and have fun while doing it — join us for our Housing Opportunity Day of the 2018 Legislative Session on Thursday, February 15th!

This is your chance to meet your legislators and share stories about what’s happening in your community and tell them directly that we need to meet Oregonians’ housing needs now.

We arrange visits with key legislators, form teams, provide in-depth training, and send you off into the Capitol to talk about the Housing Opportunity Agenda. You will get a chance to ask Legislators to invest in housing opportunity, including ending homelessness, developing and preserving more affordable homes, and expanding access to homeownership.

We need your help to share stories with legislators and share our message that we need bold action on housing now. For people who have never attended a Housing Opportunity Day, we promise we’ll make it fun and easy –and if you’ve been before, we are excited to have you join us again! Lunch will be provided.

We’ll be making appointments and counting on you to attend. If you need to cancel, please email amcintosh@neighborhoodpartnerships.org, or call or text Alison at (503) 816-2882 as soon as possible.

Location: We will begin the morning at the First Congregational Church which is a short drive or walk from the Capitol. The church is at 700 Marion Street NE.

Transportation: We will do our best to assist attendees with arranging carpools. While we cannot guarantee transportation, please let us know if you are able to help carpool or will need a ride when you register. Thank you!

Trainings: We will be hosting a pre-lobby day training to help prepare attendees for the Housing Opportunity Day. Please check the box at registration if you would like to attend a training either in person or via webinar.

Parking: Parking is available in the Marion Parkade: Marion Parkade, 538 Liberty Street NE and on the street.

The Salem parking meters accept credit cards. If you would like to move your vehicle closer to the Capitol after lunch, there is street parking on the streets around the Capitol.


9:00 AM: Coffee and Pastries

9:30 AM: Registration

10:00 AM: Training begins

11:30 AM: Lunch

We’ll walk over to the Capitol at Noon together to begin our visits. If you need a ride to the Capitol, let us know when you check in!

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Visits with Legislators and activities at the Capitol (900 Court St. NE, Salem).

Registration is free! If you would like to support housing opportunity by covering the cost of the day for yourself, you can contribute an optional $15 registration fee. If you would also like to sponsor the registration cost for one of your fellow community members, you can pay an optional $30 registration fee. This will cover the space we rent, food, materials for attendees, etc. Most of all, we want you to attend, so just choose whichever of the three ticket options works for you, and thank you for being part of this important day! Registration is limited! We only have capacity for 100 people.

Do you care for a loved one?

Maybe you help with errands, manage medication, provide emotional support, or keep their house clean.  If you don’t get paid for this assistance, you are a family caregiver.  Caregiving is a challenging and rewarding role that affects your health and well-being. Please attend this FREE day of rest and education for family caregivers across the Gorge. Respite care for your loved one is available onsite or in their home. (Screening required.)

Event Details

Pampering and education for family caregivers, including:

  • Massage, beauty products, self-care workshops
  • Education on common caregiving topics
  • Catered lunch
  • Connections to local resources for your loved one

Click the link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-caregiver-appreciation-day-tickets-37463570548

Lot 700 Press Release


Contact: Joel Madsen Executive Director
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation P: 541.296.5462 Ext 116 joelm@columbiacascadehousingcorp.org

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation Presses Forward on Hood River Development

Hood River, Ore. (October 9, 2017) – Immediately following the City of Hood River’s decision to rezone tax lot 700 (aka Morrison Park) specifically for the purpose of developing affordable housing in concert with the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC), CCHC began to assemble their development team and invest in predevelopment activities for their next affordable housing development in Hood River. Geotechnical engineers and professional surveyors began work onsite prompting the closure of
‘Morrison Park’ from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. October 9th, 10th and 11th.

“Today marks the first day of site exploration on Lot 700 that will better inform the community and development team as to what the site may be able to produce. We are eager to learn more about this site; helping us to answer how we can best preserve open space and natural features, create multi-modal connectivity to and from the site and develop affordable homes”, said Joel Madsen, Executive Director of Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation.

Since the City’s decision in June to rezone Lot 700 for affordable housing development, CCHC has solicited proposals for key development team members such as Architectural, Engineering and General Contractor services, among others. ‘We have a spectacular development team that will surely assist in utilizing this site to its fullest and help us achieve our goals” says Madsen. “We are pleased to bring together Carleton Hart Architecture, Klein and Associates (Engineering), Greenworks Landscape Architecture, Bremik Construction and many other well qualified professionals for our next development in Hood River.”

CCHC, together with their development team, is committed to community engagement as this critical development winds its way forward and anticipates gathering ideas through community meetings and other outreach strategies during the fall.


Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit affordable housing developer whose purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing that is affordable to very low-, low- and moderate-income persons. CCHC operates within Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties in Oregon as well as Klickitat and Skamania Counties in Washington.