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140 at MACG City Hall Affordable Housing Action

October, 2015 -- MACG turned out more than 140 people to City Hall to demand more funding for Affordable Housing to address the housing crisis in Portland by “Taking TIF to 50%” (#TakeTIFto50).
140 at MACG City Hall Affordable Housing Action

MACG leaders rally for #TakeTIFto50 (photo by Doug Yarrow)

October, 2015

On October 13, MACG turned out more than 140 people to City Hall to demand more funding for Affordable Housing to address the housing crisis in Portland by “Taking TIF to 50%” (#TakeTIFto50).

Attendees at the press conference / rally listened to speeches given by faith leaders and policy experts, and heard stories of MACG members affected by the crisis.

Many then stayed to observe a work session in which city council members debated increasing the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Set-aside policy from 30 to 50% - which could bring up to 91 million dollars as many as 850 affordable housing units to Portland.

Housing advocates and city officials continue to say that MACG’s work and continued presence at public hearings has made and continues to make ALL the difference in this campaign - a round of applause to all MACG leaders who have turned out and continued to support this important work!

See photos of the day here!

See a writeup in the Catholic Sentinel

 

One More Week: Help Keep the Pressure On!

 

This is a critical time to “bring home the campaign” and take a powerful final stand on the urgency of increasing the TIF Set-aside.

The following actions will make all the difference:

  1. Come out to City Hall ONE MORE TIME next Wednesday for the City Council Vote on TIF
    City Council Vote on #TakeTIFto50
    NEXT Wednesday, October 21
    1:30 p.m.: Pre-meeting, atrium inside front entrance
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: City Council testimonies and vote (City Council Chambers)
  2. Write or Call City Council. They need to hear your story and that we demand they increase TIF to 50.
    Phone script
    Email template
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