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July 29th: Native American Housing Fair

Portland's first ever Housing Fair specifically for Native Americans is just a few weeks away:
WHAT: Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair
WHEN: Saturday, July 29th, 10am-3pm
WHERE: PCC SE Center, 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Mount Tabor Hall, Portland OR
The fair is offered in response to community need and as part of NAYA Family Center's goal of increasing economic and housing stability in the American Indian/Alaska Native Community. The fair will provide a wide range of resources for the whole community: from renters to potential home owners. In comparison to populations of similar size, only 17% of Portland's 38,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives own their home (Northwest Area Foundation).

Participants will meet housing resource professionals, lenders and may be eligible to enter to win $1,500 in down payment assistance. Classes, homebuyer assistance information, and housing resources for renters with home ownership goals will be offered. Features include Native American dance performances, a guest drum, food, a Kids' Corner, and raffle prizes.

This event is coordinated by the NAYA Family Center in collaboration with the Bureau of Housing and Community Development, Portland Development Commission, The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, US Bank, Albina Community Bank, The State of Oregon, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Portland Community Land Trust, Housing Connections & 211 Info, HOST Development Inc., The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, The Coquille Indian Tribe, Home 123, Portland Habitat for Humanity, Portland Housing Center, Key Bank, Northwest Housing Alternatives, Columbian Nonprofit Housing, Cascade Residential Mortgage, and other partners.

The Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair is free and open to everyone.

We are still looking for volunteers, for those that feel called to help.

Questions? Contact Sara Libby at the Native American Youth and Family Center,
503-288-8177, X232 or  saral@nayapdx.org