RESPONSE TO THE EMERGENCY CRISIS
Action-based ideas that treat affordable housing and homelessness like the crisis that it is
During the Great Recession, Sam made millions of new City investments to help people stay in their homes. He provided more assistance to the unemployed and shelter for the houseless. He has a smart plan again that can help to address houselessness and to build more affordable housing.
Doreen Binder, Ed McNamara, Rich Rodgers, Steve Rudman -- Portland affordable housing advocates
We Must Act Now
Even during the Great Recession, with tough City budgets cuts, Adams funded new or expanded homelessness and affordable housing programs. For example:
“Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees the parks and housing bureaus, was thrilled that the mayor found an additional $3.8 million for shelter beds, warming centers and other services for the homeless.” – Oregonian, 2010.
Record of supporting housing and services for the vulnerable:
“During the Great Recession, Sam made millions new City investments to help people stay in their homes. He provided more assistance to the unemployed and shelter for the houseless. He has a smart a plan again that can help to address houselessness and to build more affordable housing.”– Doreen Binder, Steve Rudman, Rich Rogers - Portland affordable housing advocates
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PROVEN LEADERSHIP WE NEED RIGHT NOW
In 2008, during one of the worst economic recessions in our country's history, Sam was able to bring people together to move the city forward and help our communities bounce back. From balancing one of the most challenging budgets in Portland history to swooping in a plan to shore up Portland Public Schools and public safety.