Civic Drinks is a mix of informal conversation, connection and cocktails. It's your opportunity to mingle with local leaders, City Club members, and others involved or interested in civic issues -- because bringing civic-minded people together is what we do!
In April, meet community partners focused on addressing housing affordability in Portland and the Metro area. April is National Fair Housing Month, and housing affordability is a central plank in City Club's 2017 Legislative platform. Here's why:
Housing affordability affects everyone, regardless of income. Fewer federal dollars are available to fund affordable housing projects, forcing developers to navigate a patchwork of state and local funding sources. The Legislature has limited what localities may do to encourage affordability, provide tax sunsets and enforce tenant’s rights. At a minimum, they need to end the ban on local rent regulation as recommended in the report.
Read more at pdxcityclub.org/housingaffordability
Co-sponsors and guests: Portland Homeless Family Solutions, HomeForward, Welcome Home Coalition
The event is free to attend, with a no-host bar. Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery will extend happy hour prices until 7 p.m. for our event!