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] or Elisa Harrigan (elisa [at]


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

See Meyer's land acknowledgement

Glenn Harris' keynote presentation

View Glenn's keynote presentation slides that focus on the "Racial Equity Imperative" and "Creating and Operationalizing Racial Equity"

Preview slides

Michelle J. DePass' opening speech

Read a transcription of the equity summit opening speech from Meyer's president and CEO Michelle J. DePass

View transcript

Visualizing Housing Equity

See a visual representation of "Housing Equity" that was created from notes taken during the equity summit

View graphic

Summit resources

Click on the tiles below to access resources, including links to slides, notes and other materials that were provided at the 2019 Equity Housing Summit.

Shared agreements

Review the shared agreements from the 2019 Equity Housing Summit

Preview agreements

Summit resource booklet

Access all of the materials from the summit event booklet online

View booklet