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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Supporting our Veterans - May 23, 2013

Right now, the Oregon legislature is considering a bill that could make a great deal of difference in helping veterans who are experiencing homelessness access safe, permanent homes.

 

House Bill 2417 would ask Oregonians who sell a piece of property, like a house, to pay an additional $5. The revenue raised by the increase would go into a fund to help Oregon’s veterans find a safe and affordable place to call home.

 

Today, 1 in 6 Americans who are homeless are veterans. Veterans aged 18 - 30 are twice as likely as their peers to end up homeless. That is unacceptable.

 

Our partners at Central City Concern are asking you to show your support for House Bill 2417 and add your name to the list of Oregonians supporting the bill.

 

Together, we can help ensure that our veterans get the homecoming they deserve.

 

Testimony for House Bill 2417

Traci Manning, Director of the Portland Housing Bureau