Economic Security

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Expand Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Raise participation rate (currently lowest rate in the nation) and target increases for families with young children.
SUBMITTED BY: Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
SUPPORTED BY: AAUW of Oregon; Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon; Fight Crime: Invest in Kids; OregonAEYC; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Oregon Center for Public Policy; Oregon Education Association; Oregon Head Start Association; Oregon Health Alliance; Oregon Latino Health Coalition; Neighborhood Partnerships; Prevent Child Abuse Oregon; ReadyNation of Oregon; YWCA of Greater Portland

Protect Tenants

Increase protection from evictions made for no cause, and increase stability and predictability of rents by increasing notice periods and other measurements.
SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Housing Alliance
SUPPORTED BY: Bicycle Transportation Alliance; Neighborhood Partnerships; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Oregon Environmental Council; Oregon Head Start Association; Oregon Law Center; Prevent Child Abuse Oregon; YWCA of Greater Portland

Stem the tide of homelessness

$10 million will mean that thousands more Oregonians are safely and stably housed.
SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Housing Alliance
SUPPORTED BY: CareOregon; Neighborhood Partnerships; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Oregon Food Bank; Oregon Law Center; Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon; Prevent Child Abuse Oregon; YWCA of Greater Portland

Fully Fund Housing Development

Add $60 million to the LIFT bond program for new housing, $17.5 million in Lottery Backed Bonds to preserve existing affordable housing including in manufactured home parks, and $3 million to support foreclosure prevention through counseling.
SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Housing Alliance
SUPPORTED BY: APANO; Neighborhood Partnerships; Oregon Environmental Council; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Oregon Law Center; Prevent Child Abuse Oregon; SEIU Local 503; YWCA of Greater Portland

Inclusionary Zoning

Empower local governments to craft the best local solutions for the attainable housing shortage.
SUBMITTED BY: Inclusionary Zoning Coalition
SUPPORTED BY: CareOregon; Coalition of Communities of Color; Oregon Environmental Council; Oregon Housing Alliance; SEIU Local 503

Lift minimum wage preemption

Allow local governments to set wages that better reflect the cost of living in their communities.
SUBMITTED BY: Raise the Wage
SUPPORTED BY: AAUW of Oregon; APANO; Basic Rights Oregon; CareOregon; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Oregon Center for Public Policy; Oregon Education Association; Oregon Latino Health Coalition; Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon; SEIU Local 503; Somali American Council of Oregon; YWCA of Greater Portland

Raise the minimum wage

Raising the wage to $13.50 will put over half a million Oregonians and their families on the path to economic security.
SUBMITTED BY: Raise the Wage
SUPPORTED BY: AAUW of Oregon; APANO; Basic Rights Oregon; Causa; CareOregon; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Oregon Center for Public Policy; Oregon Education Association; Oregon Latino Health Coalition; Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon; SEIU Local 503; Somali American Council of Oregon; YWCA of Greater Portland

Protect Workers Against Wage Theft

Ensure workers have access to vital employment records, and give the state labor bureau new tools to enforce and prevent wage theft and prevailing wage violations.

SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Center for Public Policy
SUPPORTED BY: Basic Rights Oregon; Causa; Coalition of Communities of Color; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Oregon Education Association; Oregon Latino Health Coalition; Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon; SEIU Local 503; YWCA of Greater Portland

Grocery Food Rescue

A one time appropriation of $130,000 to allow more than 100 grocery stores to continue to partner with the Oregon Food Bank
SUBMITTED BY: Oregon Food Bank
SUPPORTED BY: CareOregon; Oregon Center for Christian Voices; Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon


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