In 2018, voters across the region supported a $652.8 million bond measure to fund affordable housing. The Housing Bond Community Oversight Committee makes recommendations to Metro Council to ensure that investments meet the regional goals and desired outcomes of the housing bond.
The Metro Council has appointed a community oversight committee to provide independent and transparent oversight of the housing bond implementation. The community oversight committee will meet monthly throughout the life of the affordable housing bond program. The meetings are open to the public. A period for public comment will be provided during each meeting; check the meeting agenda for details.
If you would like to provide testimony
Submit written testimony by emailing [email protected]. Testimony received by 8 a.m. the day of the meeting will be shared with the committee in advance. All written testimony received will be added to the meeting record.
Those wishing to testify orally are encouraged to sign up in advance by either: (a) contacting the Program Assistant by phone at 503-797-1756 and providing your name and the agenda item on which you wish to testify; or (b) registering by email by sending your name and the agenda item on which you wish to testify to [email protected].
Individuals will have three minutes to testify unless otherwise stated at the meeting.
If you don't have access to a phone or computer
If you wish to attend the meeting, but do not have the ability to attend by phone or computer, please contact the Program Assistant at least 24 hours before the noticed meeting time by phone at 503-797-1756 or email at [email protected].