Affordable Housing and Eviction Prevention

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Fri, 07/01/2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Becky Straus and Emily Rena-Dozier

In this episode we talk with the executive director of Home Forward, Michael Buonocore, about the history of affordable housing, why there isn’t enough to meet the need, and barriers to making it happen faster. The conversation also includes the role of systemic racism on housing and homelessness, what a housing wage looks like and a few thoughts on NIMBYs.

In the second half of the show, we talk with Becky Straus and Emily Rena-Dozier who co-run Oregon Law Center’s Eviction Defense Project, which provides free legal help and representation to anyone facing an eviction in Oregon. Straus is the Managing Attorney for the EDP and Rena-Dozier supports and mentors legal aid attorneys statewide on housing law cases. In this episode they talk about illegal evictions, the need for representation in an unjust system and their work to help all those who need it. Tenants facing eviction can reach their team at (888) 585-9638 or at

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