JOBS / ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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Decent housing at a price we can all afford has to be Oregon’s number one priority for the next 5-10 years.
Stable, plentiful, housing at a range of prices that makes it possible for all Oregonians to have a home is the foundation for all healthy communities. Ironically, as Oregon has become a popular state in America and some residents are enjoying record prosperity, more and more of our residents are houseless, in housing crisis, just one paycheck away from losing their housing.
Without housing for all our residents the State that Works doesn’t. Homelessness and housing instability, which includes unpredictable rent hikes and evictions, make it difficult or impossible for many residents to get and keep a job, further their education or skills training, take care of chronic health conditions, and much more.
I had a ringside seat or was directly involved in some of the most far reaching public projects and initiatives since 1997. I have seen how promising projects didn't get built as intended. South Waterfront and downtown waterfront in Portland are the poster children for great visions not well executed in large part due to city hall bureaucracy. I have learned a lot about how to get projects done.
My projects especially in Rockwood, Lents, the Communities of Color Coalition and for the Native American Youth Association (NAYA) have helped educate me on the relationship between housing, families, schools, neighborhoods, transportation, and work. My planning work for downtown Portland, South Waterfront, Division, Woodlawn, and MLK also have grown my ability to see what make cities work. See all of my projects here.
• 30 years designing housing for homeless.
• 30 years designing affordable housing.
• 30 years designing market rate housing.
• 20 years experience managing government projects
• 20 years community engagement
Architect and Urban Designer
• Masters of Architecture: Harvard University
• Bachelors of Architecture: Pratt Institute
• Architecture, Urban Design: Portland State University
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