The Statewide Measure

This November, Oregon voters will be asked to approve a statewide constitutional amendment that will make local affordable housing bonds go further without added cost to taxpayers.

The amendment would remove an old restriction in the Oregon constitution that prevents local affordable housing bond dollars from being used in partnership with non-profit and private groups. This small change would help thousands more people access housing in Oregon communities that have passed affordable housing bonds, and also require annual audits and public reporting to ensure accountability.

The Oregon legislators voted almost unanimously to refer this constitutional amendment to voters. The amendment is a bipartisan solution to help local communities create more affordable housing for families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities throughout Oregon.

Statewide Measure Endorsement List:

Organizations and Businesses:

Oregon Center for Public Policy
Family Forward Oregon
1000 Friends of Oregon
AARP Oregon
Affordable Housing Partners, Inc.
AFSCME Local 189
AFSCME Local 328
American Federation of Teachers-Oregon
American Tiny House Association – Oregon Chapter
Beneficial State Bank
Bradley Angle
BRIDGE Housing
Building Justice
Bus Project
Business For A Better Portland
CASA of Oregon
Cascade AIDS Project
Children First for Oregon
Community Action
Community Action Partnership of Oregon
Community Action Team, Inc.
Community Housing Fund
Community Partners for Affordable Housing
Community Services Consortium
Community Vision
Crandall Arambula
dBnation productions and recording studio
Dethloff & Associates
Downtown Development Group
Dweller Inc.
East Portland Action Plan
Fair Housing Council of Oregon
Habitat for Humanity Albany Area
Habitat for Humanity Bend Area
Habitat for Humanity Coos County
Habitat for Humanity Lebanon Area
Habitat for Humanity McMinnville Area
Habitat for Humanity Newberg Area
Habitat for Humanity of Oregon
Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
Habitat for Humanity Sisters
Habitat for Humanity West Tuality
Habitat for Humanity Willamette West
Hacienda CDC
Havurah Shalom
HomePlate Youth Services
Housing Development Center
Housing Oregon
Human Services Coalition of Oregon
Human Solutions
IBEW Local 48
Innovative Housing, Inc.
Interfaith Alliance on Poverty
Kaiser Permanente
The League of Women Voters of Oregon
LMC Construction
Love Portland Group at Hasson Company
Make Cascadia Weirder Foundation
Melvin Mark Companies
Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good (MACG)
National Association of Social Workers Oregon Chapter
Neighborhood Partnerships
Network for Oregon Affordable Housing
Northwest Housing Alternatives
Northwest Pilot Project
NW Natural
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Oregon Coast Community Action
Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Housing Alliance
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon National Organization of Women (NOW)
Oregon Primary Care Association
Oregon Rural Health Association
Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA)
Oregon Smart Growth
Oregon Walks
Outside In
Pacific NW, Envoy
Pedcor Investments, LLC
Portland Business Alliance
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI)
Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS)
Portland Housing Center
Portland Thorns
Portland Timbers
Produce Row Property Management Co
Proud Ground
REACH Community Development
Rose Community Development
The Rosewood Initiative
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Salazar Architect Inc.
SEIU Local 49
SEIU Local 503
Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractor’s Association Columbia Chapter
Smith and Connors
SO Health-E
Sponsors, Inc.
Street Roots
Studio Cropp Architecture
Tillamook County Community Action Resource Enterprises, Inc. (CARE)
Tivnu: Building Justice
Transition Projects
UFCW Local 555
United Fidelity Bank, fsb.
Urban League of Portland
Walsh Construction Co.
Washington County Thrives
Welcome Home Coalition
Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services
Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP)
YWCA of Greater Portland

Elected Officials:

Governor Kate Brown
Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries-Elect Val Hoyle
Senator Michael Dembrow, District 20
Senator Chuck Riley, District 15
Senator Rob Wagner, District 19
Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, District 44
Representative Phil Barnhart, District 11
Representative Deborah A. Boone, District 32
Representative Brian Clem, District 21
Representative Margaret Doherty, District 35
Representative Julie Fahey, District 14
Representative David Gomberg, District 10
Representative Chris Gorsek, District 49
Representative Diego Hernandez, District 47
Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer, District 46
Representative Pam Marsh, District 5
Representative Susan McLain, District 29
Representative Mark Meek, District 40
Representative Rob Nosse, District 42
Representative Carla Piluso, District 50
Representative Bill Post, District 25
Representative Dan Rayfield, District 16
Representative Jeff Reardon, District 48
Representative Tawna Sanchez, District 43
Metro Council President Tom Hughes
Metro Council President-Elect Lynn Peterson
Metro Councilor Sam Chase, District 5
Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick, District 1
Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen, District 3
Metro Councilor Betty Dominguez, District 2
Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington, District 4
Metro Councilor Bob Stacey, District 6
Metro Councilor-Elect Juan Carlos Gonzalez, District 4
Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard
Lincoln County Commissioner Claire Hall
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury
Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran, District 1
Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, District 3
Multnomah County Commissioner-Elect Susheela Jayapal
Tillamook County Commissioner Tim Josi
Washington County Commissioner Greg Malinowski, District 2
Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten, District 1
Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle
Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber
Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis
Hillsboro City Councilor Kyle Allen
Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba
Milwaukie City Council President Lisa Batey
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
Tigard Mayor John Cook
Rick Gustafson, former Oregon Representative and Metro Executive Officer
Dave Hunt, former Oregon House Speaker, District 40


Olga Acuna
Ruth Adkins
Abby Ahern
Roya Amirsoleymani
Carine Arendes
Tanner Baldus
Alan Bates
Judith Beck
Nancy Becker
Matt Bokar, Associate, Salazar Architect, Inc.
Chris Bonner, Realtor, The Love Portland Group
Susan Brothers
Aaron Brown
Jennifer Bruml
Debbie Burke
Spencer Byrne-Seres
Stan Amy
Maria Cahill, Program Manager, Recode
Martin Campos-Davis
Brian Carleton, Principal, Carleton Hart Architecture
Mary Carroll
Diedra Case
Robin Cash, STEP Specialist, Mt Hood Community College
Jane Cease, Former State Senator
Kate Chard-Herring
M. Coffman
Tonia M. Cottrell, LCSW
Marilyn Couch
Amy Crevola, MSW
Kim Crosby
Reverend Dr. Chuck Currie
Gail E. Curtis
Greg Goodman
Christina Daily
Tony Defalco
Julia DeGraw
Rebecca Dodson
Russ Dondero, Washington County Housing Advocate
Rachael Duke
Rich Durant
Pamela Dyer
Heidi Edwards
Charles Gallia
Felicia Garrett
David Gerstmann, Office Manager/CFO for the URS Club, Inc.
Lauren Goché
Stephen Gomez and Shannon Holt
Mark Goodman
Matthew Goodman
Jasmine Gordovez
Sheila Greenlaw-Fink
Amy Grover
Steve Gutmann
David E Gutzler
Allison Handler
JoAnn Hardesty, Former President of NAACP Portland
Ernest Hayes
Ken and Phyllis Hayes
Ashley Henry
Maria Hidalgo
Megan Horst
Celeste M Howard
Jim Hukari
Anna Hutson
Sandra Jafarzadeh, Social & Economic Justice Advocate
Sarah Joannides
Philip Kalberer
Debbie Kitchin
Anna Kurnizki
Peter Larson
Rebecca Levison
Christine Lewis
Rollie Lobsinger
Mandie Ludlam
Orion Lumiere
Jeremy Lynn, MD
Celine Mazoyer, Housing Specialist
Steven McGeady
Michael McMurray, Chairman & CEO Hillsboro Hops
Erin Meechan
Noah Oken-Berg, Co-Founder & CEO, Above the Fray Design, Inc.
Brett C. Olsen
Blaine Palmer
Xander Patterson, Director of Finance & Operations, Audubon Society of Portland
Laura J. Recko
Moses Ross
Francie Royce
John Russell, Managing Partner, Russell Fellows Properties
Micky Ryan
Alex Salazar, President, Salazar Architect, Inc.
Mike Savara
J. Daniel Schauer IV
Emily Schelling
Dana Schultz
Brett Schulz, architect pc
Deborah Scott, MRED
Lindi Light
Lori Slaughter
Chris Smith
Megan Smith, Communications Director, Community Warehouse
Deborah Stein
Mark Sturbois
Rev. & Mrs. David L Swearingin Jr
Nathan Teske, Executive Director, Bienestar
Kien Truong
Andrea Valderrama
David and Christine Vernier
Bob Walsh, Chairman/Walsh Construction Co.
Greg Warnock
Scotti Warren, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Barbara Weathersby
Steve Weiss
Ramsay Weit



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