2019 Housing Oregon Industry Support Conference

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • 4:40 PM
  • Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


  • Registration for conference sponsor participants to avoid paying fee. Contact Brian Hoop with Housing Oregon for password - brian@housingoregon.org or 503-475-6056.
  • Early bird registration rate available till Monday, Sept. 16 for non-Housing Oregon members for both Wednesday, Sept. 18 afternoon ½-day practicums and Thursday, Sept. 19 all-day conference.
  • Early bird registration rate available till Monday, Sept. 16 for Housing Oregon Voting member organizations for Thurs. Sept. 19 only all-day conference.
  • Early bird registration rate available till Monday, Sept. 16 for non-Housing Oregon members for Thurs. Sept. 19 only all-day conference.
  • Registration for conference presenters to avoid paying fee. Contact Brian Hoop with Housing Oregon for password - brian@housingoregon.org or 503-475-6056.
  • Registration for conference volunteers to avoid paying fee. Contact Brian Hoop with Housing Oregon for password - brian@housingoregon.org or 503-475-6056.

To register more than one participant: After selecting "Register" button below - On the next page, after completing contact information for the first person, click on the blue box under "Guest Registration" in the bottom left corner of the registration page. After completing each registration click on the "Done" button followed again by clicking on the blue box under "Guest Registration" to register the next individual.

Housing Oregon Industry Support Conference

Join affordable housing and community development practitioners, policy makers and business partners from across the state for a day of inspiration, skills-building, and advocacy. Wednesday, Sept. 18 offers several afternoon 1/2 day advanced workshops followed by Housing Oregon's Annual Meeting and Annual Awards Gala (separate registration required). Thursday, Sept. 19 offers 25+ workshops organized in four break-out sessions. In collaboration with Oregon Housing and Community Services, most conference workshops are aligned with the new Statewide Housing Plan priorities highlighting opportunities to partner on efforts to advance these affordable housing goals over the next five years. The lunchtime plenary highlights historic accomplishments secured for affordable housing during the 2019 Legislative session.

Date, Time, Location

  • Wednesday, September 18 - Registration opens 12 Noon, Practicums at 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 19 - Registration opens 7:30 AM through 4:40 PM
  • Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW 6th Ave., Conference Center lower-level by Grand Ballroom

    Workshop highlights

    Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Three ½ day afternoon advanced workshops including:

    • Inclusive Leadership: Bringing Self-Awareness, Intentionality and Action to Interrupt and End Micro-Aggressions
    • Resident Services 101: Orientation and Overview
    • Social Media for Organizing, Time Management and Advocacy

    Thursday, Sept. 1925+ workshops, Four break-out sessions including:

    • Lunchtime plenary: The 2019 Legislative Session and Affordable Housing: Successes, and Losses. Where Do We Go From Here? With Representative Alisa Keny-Guyer; Alison McIntosh, Policy and Communications Director, Housing Alliance; and Housing Oregon board members Rachael Duke, Executive Director, Community Partners for Affordable Housing and Ernesto Fonseca, Executive Director, Hacienda CDC
    • Three workshop series on Permanent Supportive Housing – Sponsored by Bank of America
    • Addressing Hate and Harassment on Your Property
    • Increasing MWESB Utilization, Apprenticeship and Internship Programs on  Affordable Housing Projects
    • Three workshop series on Advancing Sustainability and Resident Engagement in Energy Saving Programs in Multifamily Properties
    • Transitional Housing Villages Serving People Exiting Homelessness
    • Five workshops addressing Rural Communities including Building Capacity of Rural CDCs, Impact of New Planning Legislation on Affordable Housing, Preserving Manufactured Housing Communities, Farmworker Housing and more.
    • Moving From Outputs to Outcomes in Resident Services
    • Tax Credit Delivery During LIHTC Property Lease-Ups
    • Health Care and Housing Partnerships
    • And more...

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      Are there hotel group rate discounts for accommodations?

      If seeking accommodations there are a limited number of on site rooms available at a discounted rate. Register at www.portland.hilton.com and enter three letter code: HOSinto the Group/Convention Code box. Or call 1-800-HILTONS to speak with a reservations agent to book a room.

      What payment options are there?

      You may pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or check. If by check, please register, choose "Invoice Me" and an invoice will be emailed to you. Send a check to Housing Oregon, PO Box 8427, Portland, OR 97207. For individual registrations, please be sure to note participant name on check. For table of ten note its for table registration.

      What type of dinner options will be available?

      Our menu for the Gala includes both meat, fish, vegetarian, and vegan options, which you may select in the registration process.

      Do I have to bring a ticket to the event?

      No, you do not need a printed ticket. Your payment and registration information will be available at the event.

      Does my registration include a ticket to the Annual Awards Gala?

      No. The Annual Awards Gala and Industry Support Conference are separate events. To register for the Annual Awards Gala, please visit the registration page.  

      What is the dress code?

      Dress code is Portland gala formal. People generally wear outfits from business casual to cocktail attire. Men are most often in suits, and women are most often in slacks & blouses, work dresses, or cocktail dresses.

      What are my transportation and parking options getting to the event?

      The Hilton Portland Downtown, at 921 SW 6th Ave, is easily accessible by car, bike and public transportation. It is on the downtown transit mall with nearby Max stops for the red, green, blue and orange lines. Nearest parking for an hourly fee is Fifth Taylor Garage at the Duniway Hotel, 525 SW Taylor St. or Smart Park Garage at SW 4th and Yamhill (818 SW 4th Ave), or Fox Tower at 775 SW Taylor St. Hilton valet parking is located at their SW 6th Ave. entrance near SW Salmon St. corner. There is also metered street parking available.

      Information and questions? Contact Brian Hoop, Director, Housing Oregon, at brian@housingoregon.org or call 503-475-6056.

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