Project Turnkey 2.0

Project Turnkey is a program that brought 19 new shelters in 13 Oregon counties thanks to about $75 million in state funding. Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) coordinated that original push, reporting the creation of 865 new units of housing at an average cost of...

Launch of a New iSector Partnership for Housing Innovation

ECONorthwest estimates that the state should be building 29,000 units a year to meet demand and each year we have been falling well short of that goal. In fact, recent studies suggest we have a current deficit of 140,000 dwellings statewide. Current housing production...

Columbia University Featured the iSector

Greg Wolf and Chris Carlson made a presentation at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs on Creating a New Sector to Support Public-Private-Civic Partnerships.  To see the video: ...

Lawmakers OK money for motel conversions

Lawmakers OK money for motel conversions…. June 17, 2021 Oregon House Bill 2004, passed in the Senate 23-5, and adds $9.7 million to the $65 million previously allocated …to enable the Oregon Community Foundation to fund four more conversions of motels into shelters...