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Voices of the Homeless

It’s fair to say that issues of homelessness have been among the most talked about topics in Portland for the past few years. We’ve heard from homeowners, city officials, business people, and non-profit organizations. Everyone, it seems, recognizes that having people unhoused on the streets of Portland is good for no one. The February League of Women Voters of Portland 2017-18 Civic Education program is dedicated to listening to people who have experienced homelessness. Please join us in hearing speakers representing Transition Projects and the Village Coalition and who have hands-on experience dealing with the problems of being unhoused. Tuesday, […]

PDX Reporter

Report livability concerns with PDX Reporter PDX Reporter is the official app for Portlanders to report livability concerns to the city. When you see a sidewalk trip hazard, an abandoned car, or a clogged storm drain you can take a photo and upload it to the app which will automatically send your report to the relevant city bureau. The app was originally launched in 2010 as a native app but it is now only web-based, meaning it is accessible from users’ web browsers. The app is currently in beta testing, but has kept the same functions and structure as the […]

ONI Joint Letter

Hello Neighbors, The Office of Neighborhood Involvement, City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, ONI Director Suk Rhee, and leaders from ONI neighborhood and community partners are excited to invite all Portlanders to think about what we can accomplish together for our City and future generations. This year has brought new energy and leadership to ONI at all levels. What has not changed is ONI’s mission: “Promoting a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.” As the City’s bureau serving as the first point of contact […]

Office of Neighborhood Involvement name change

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) is changing its name!  ONI’s name is changing to better reflect our work and the people and place we serve now and for subsequent generations.  We’d like you to participate in the renaming!  ONI, like Portland, has changed and grown over the years…read more about our evolution here: https://www.facebook.com/ONIpdx/posts/1715967705090204 Help us find a better name.  Share your ideas with us through this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2TVQ26L This survey asks two questions and is open until noon on Wed, Jan 24. What is your idea for a new name? Would you like to be considered for a […]

Footbridge Over Burnside Crowdfund

The Footbridge Over Burnside Join the Crowdfund and Help Close the Gap You’re traveling on Portland’s iconic Wildwood Trail when you suddenly have to pull up short:  What’s this? A three-lane, high-speed urban arterial smack in the middle of your peaceful forest? Or, you’re cruising in your car down Burnside toward the city at 40 mph when the car in front of you screeches to a dead stop. You slam on your breaks and narrowly avoid a collision. As you look up, you see a group of hikers darting across the street. For too long Wildwood Trail users have been […]

Affordable Housing Bond Community Survey

Take the survey before September 23 to have your opinions heard. In November 2016, Portland voters approved a historic funding source, the Affordable Housing Bond, to increase affordable housing in our communities. This new funding source will provide $258.4 million for affordable housing and produce a total of 1,300 housing units.

Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum

The Portland Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum  With a keynote address by Derek Hyra, Author of “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City” Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:30 – 11:30 am New Song Community Center, 220 NE Russell St., Portland, OR 97212 Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am. Program begins at 9 am. Click here to RSVP The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) invites you to our Annual Racial Equity Forum to learn about our efforts to eliminate racial disparities in housing programs and projects. This year’s program will include a review of PHB policies and the impact they have had on […]

Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy

Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol Workshop: Creating Good Energy by Stan Penkin Pearl District Foot Patrollers turned out on a recent Saturday morning for the first of several planned workshops to better prepare them for situations that might be encountered on the street. Brad Taylor, a Mental Health Specialist from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, engaged the group on ways to recognize, respond and report persons experiencing mental health illness and related issues. Mr. Taylor stressed the importance of building positive energy should an encounter occur, rather than escalating negativity. He portrayed a number of potential situations and demonstrated how they can be dealt with in a non-confrontational […]