Advocate with Central City Concern
Central City Concern (CCC) is keenly interested in involving staff members and current clients and residents, as well as program alumni and friends of the organization in advocacy work for matters relating to access and funding of affordable housing, health care, mental health care, treatment for substance use disorders and employment development.
While our public policy team works year-round to advance the issues that affect the people we serve and the work CCC does to end homelessness, we often become involved in specific campaigns around specific legislative actions or to advance public awareness about particular issues. And when we do, we lean on community members, program alumni and their networks to participate in advocacy, including attending meetings, contacting elected officials and spreading awareness.
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You can also learn more about CCC’s current public policy priorities by downloading our 2020 Public Policy Agenda.
Recent Letters and Comments
- June 25, 2019: Comment letter, Mixed status rule proposal, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- June 2019: Letter of support, Fair Access in Renting Proposal, City of Portland
- May 29, 2019: Comment letter, 2019 Oregon State Budget
- May 24, 2019: Comment letter, Multnomah County Budget
- May 22, 2019: Comment letter, Behavioral Health Investment HB 3095, State of Oregon
- March 14, 2019: Comments letter, Oregon Health Plan Behavioral Health Budget HB 5525, State of Oregon
CCC's Public Policy Team
- Mercedes Elizalde, Public Policy Director ( email)
- Gary Cobb, Community Outreach Coordinator (email)
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