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Inclusionary housing and why it matters to all Oregonians

By 2035, city planners estimate that Portland’s population will add more than 100,000 new households. Without strong housing policies in place, that growth will lead to an even larger homelessness crisis and threaten our farmland and natural areas through subdivision expansions. Here's what we're doing about it.

LULI comes to Central Oregon

Since 2012, our innovative Land Use Leadership Initiative has graduated more than 200 Oregonians with the knowledge and skills to shape their local communities through effective land use planning. Now we've launched a LULI in Central Oregon, guiding 27 advocates to mastery on key issues like wildfire, drought, and housing through the lens of land use policy.

Sandy Wright: the exit interview

“With 1000 Friends of Oregon, I found a bigger tool to help save our land.” 1000 Friends Executive Director Sam Diaz sat down with outgoing chief philanthropy officer Sandy Wright to ask what drives her and what her next chapter might hold.

1000 Friends is hiring a communications manager

1000 Friends of Oregon is looking for a communications manager to capture, transform, and amplify our complex statewide work into a variety of compelling, personal, and impactful outputs.

Remembering land use advocate Merilyn Reeves

On October 7, Merilyn B. Reeves passed away peacefully at home. Oregon land use activists know her as the fiery, tenacious redhead who seemed to always have the right words at the right time, whether at an LCDC meeting, a local land use hearing, or a strategic planning retreat.