In August, Meyer’s Housing Opportunities portfolio hosted the Equity Housing Summit: Strategies to Advance the Field at Portland State University. This daylong event brought together Meyer grantees from across Oregon that are housing-focused or homeless service providers to share strengths, insights and lessons to advance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the field.
Below are links to resources and other information that was shared during the event, breakout sessions and keynote presentations. We hope that you find the summit and its resources as helpful as we do.
— Meyer's Housing Opportunities portfolio team
P.S. If you have questions about the summit or would like more information, please contact housing portfolio team members and
event leads Lauren Waudé (lauren [at] mmt.org) or Elisa Harrigan (elisa [at] mmt.org).
Honoring Indigenous and Native lands
Read our land acknowledgement from the equity summit, honoring the lands of the many tribes who made their homes in the region
Glenn Harris' keynote presentation
View Glenn's keynote presentation slides that focus on the "Racial Equity Imperative" and "Creating and Operationalizing Racial Equity"
Michelle J. DePass' opening speech
Read a transcription of the equity summit opening speech from Meyer's president and CEO Michelle J. DePass
Visualizing Housing Equity
See a visual representation of "Housing Equity" that was created from notes taken during the equity summit