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Healthy Housing
A Handbook for Portland Property Owners

A number of local efforts have recently shined a spotlight on the relationship between the built environment and the health of low-income Portlanders. Poorly designed housing; a lack of sidewalks and safe crossings; and limited access to recreation, schools, nature, places for social interaction, vital services, preventive medical care, and healthy food all contribute to health challenges that disparately affect low-income residents and communities of color.

Acknowledgments

Project Partners

  • Nicole Brown, Center for Intercultural Organizing
  • Amy Gilroy, Oregon Public Health Institute
  • Elisa Harrigan, Community Alliance of Tenant
  • Kayse Jama, Center for Intercultural Organizing
  • Deepak Lamichhane, Center for Intercultural Organizing
  • Leslie Lum, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Cristina Palacios, Community Alliance of Tenants
  • Emily Schelling, Housing Development Center

Advisors and Volunteers

We are especially grateful to the East Portland residents who shared their experiences. This project would not have been possible without their openness and hospitality.

We also thank the following advisors and volunteers:

  • Ricardo Berdichevsky, Quail Court Management
  • Elisabeth Reese Cadigan, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland
  • Polo Catalani, Office of Equity and Human Righs, City of Portland
  • Brett Cattani, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • Sumitra Chhetri, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Cassie Cohen, Groundwork Portland
  • Steve Cohen, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Kristen Cooper, Bureau of Development Services, City of Portland
  • Matt Davis, Multnomah County Environmental Health
  • Jennifer Devlin, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland
  • Christina Dirks, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • Megan Dorton, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • Alishia Duckett
  • Ivy Dunlap, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland
  • Austin Erdman, REACH Community Development
  • Moe Farhoud, Stark Firs Management
  • Samantha Freeman, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, City of Portland
  • Valerie Garrett, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Anna Geller, Geller Silvis & Associates
  • Julia Gisler, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Angelica Guitron
  • Bob Haley, Portland Bureau of Transportation
  • Emily Hauth, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland
  • Cameron Herrington, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland
  • Gordon Jones
  • Uma Krishnan, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Lora Lillard, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Eliza Lindsay, East Portland Neighborhood Office, City of Portland
  • Margaret Mahoney, REACH Community Development
  • Ed Marihart, Bureau of Development Services, City of Portland                 
  • Marycruz Martinez
  • Kim McCarty, Portland Housing Bureau, City of Portland
  • John Miller, Oregon Opportunity Network
  • Susan Mund, Community Alliance of Tenants
  • Thang K. Mung
  • Thang M. Mung
  • Mya Myint
  • Peace Brethren Church
  • Pam Phan, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland                 
  • Mark Raggett, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Isidro Reyes, Community Alliance of Tenants
  • Andrew Riley, Center for Intercultural Organizing
  • Lurelle Robbins
  • Emily Sandy, Bureau of Development Services, City of Portland
  • Nick Sauvie, ROSE Community Development
  • Ski T. Say
  • Era Sein
  • Pupsa Sharma
  • Deborah Stein, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Han Tran, ROSE Community Development
  • Dave Tooze, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Kathy Wai
  • Aaron Wigod, Marathon Acquisition & Development
  • Kyenne Williams, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland
  • Lore Wintergreen, East Portland Neighborhood Office, City of Portland
  • Charlene Zaharakis, RN, Multnomah County Early Childhood Services
  • Liz Zuanich, Pinnacle Family of Companies

Technical Consultants

  • Simone Goldfeder, Constructive Form Architecture and Design
  • Bill Hart, Carleton Hart Architecture
  • Brent Hinrichs, Constructive Form Architecture and Design
  • Camela Raymond, Housing Development Center
  • Greg Spies, The Interactive Dept.
  • Kina Voelz, Constructive Form Architecture and Design