Back to All Events

Make Homes Affordable Public Forum

  • Eugene City Council Chamber, Harris Hall 125 E. 8th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401 (map)

Join the LES Affordable Housing Coalition at the Eugene City Council Meeting to give public testimony about affordable housing. The crisis has reached a critical level as a third of Lane County’s renters are paying more than half of their income on housing, based on data from the February Housing Tools and Strategies report.

The more people in the City Council chamber, the better, but if you are willing to give your own public testimony, the Affordable Housing Coalition can work with you personally to prepare you and make sure you are presenting a compelling story for the council to hear in 1-3 minutes of speaking time.

We want to hear from renters who are struggling to find affordable housing as well as homeowners who are willing to say YIMBY! (yes in my backyard) to affordable housing. Even just 10 people making their voices heard can have a HUGE impact on public policy decisions. Please take this opportunity to engage with your community.

The Housing Tools and Strategies team, assembled by Anne Fifield (economist staffer for the city of Eugene) has come up with some very compelling ways to combat the affordable housing crisis. The team will present to the City Council work session on the afternoon of March 13. Turnout on the 11th will signal to the Council the importance of this initiative.

Learn more on Facebook.