Landlord Compensation Fund
Posted: 5/6/21, 12:01 pm
The Housing Authority of Washington County is excited to partner with Oregon Housing and Community Services in assisting landlords and tenants in Washington County with tenant rent arrears.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon Legislature enacted an eviction moratorium and established the Landlord Compensation Fund (House Bill 4401). The Legislature allocated $200 million in rent assistance to support tenants and landlords, which includes $150 million for the Landlord Compensation Fund.
The second round of applications is now open, and the application deadline for this round is May 17, 2021. Approximately $70 million of the $150 million in the fund is available for this round of applications.
- What are three key topics facing Council in May? On the May ballot is measure 34-305 which is the Urban Renewal Amendment which will add to the projects in Downtown Tigard that have already been competed. New projected projects are, a parking structure, Universal Plaza with splash pad, and trail improvements.
- Move4May is aimed at encouraging the community to stay active. What are your favorite ways to stay active? I enjoy running my neighborhood, trail running on the Fanno Creek Trail, and Kayaking on the Tualatin River.
- What is the most common question that you receive from the community? What’s the answer to that question? What does a City Councilor do, a Councilor is the decision maker/policy maker for the City of Tigard. In order to be elected to the Council you must live in the City boundaries.
- What are two or three things that you want the community to know about the proposed budget? The budget committee is made up of all council members and an equal number of Tigard Residents. The budget committee welcomes comments from the residents of Tigard. The budget committee meets usually in April/May to decide the upcoming budget that starts on July 1st and runs to the end of June the following year. This year the budget meeting were record and available to watch on the Cities website. The budget committee approved this years budget and will now be voted on for final approval by the City Council.
- May 9 is Mother’s Day… is there anyone that you want to recognize? I would like to recognize my wife Rebecca Goodhouse and my mother Jill Woodworth.
COVID Vaccine Info
Posted: 5/6/21, 12:17 p.m.
OHSU’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site at Portland Airport will pilot a “drive-up” event this weekend where individuals will be able to get vaccinated without an appointment between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9.
Hundreds of first-dose Pfizer appts (ages 16+) are available this Fri/Sat on the Nike campus. Vaccines are FREE. Sign up at here.
Bubbles and Treats!
Posted: 5/4/21, 9:44 a.m.
Bubbles & Treats, which offers handcrafted sodas, floats, and lemonades, is operating in the Library parking lot on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 am-5 pm thru June 5.
Know Your Bike
Posted: 5/4/21, 9:36 a.m.
As biking season gets into full gear, write down the serial number of your bike and take photos. This info can help you get your bike back if it is stolen. Find the display cards here.
Dancing in the Streets
Posted: 5/4/21, 9:28 a.m.
Hendrik Broekelschen, a program coordinator for the City of Tigard, talks about the return of Streets for People, the debut of Move4May, and the continuation of Safe Routes to School. You'll also learn about pizza toppings, naps, and bike adventures.
For Your Playlist: The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
Posted 5/3/21, 12:19 p.m
A Fun Survey!
Posted 5/3/21, 12:15 p.m.
You're invited to help shape the city’s Parks & Recreation Master Plan, scheduled to be completed this summer. The online survey shows areas of the city where residents are not within a 10-minute walk to a park. The survey also offers information about the conditions of Tigard’s existing parks and asks for input about where the department should invest its resources to help ensure an equitable and accessible parks system. The survey is among the last opportunities for community members to offer input into the master plan. The survey is informative and – dare we say it? – fun. Survey Links : English | Español
Moving from Rhetoric to Action!
Posted 4/27/21, 12:01 p.m.
Dr. Ame Lambert, Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion for Portland State University, shares how the responsibility of equity and inclusion work belongs to everyone. At Portland State, she is developing a 12 to 18 month plan to build the thread of racial equity throughout students, faculty, and staff.
You will also hear about the ways to engage children in difficult conversations about race. Whether talking with children or co-workers, she urges you to lean into the conversations and work. One of the ways to do this is by ‘expanding your capacity for discomfort.’ Listen NOW!
Streets for People
Posted 4/27/21, 11:52 a.m.
Streets for People is returning to Tigard for a second season to support safe and healthy neighborhood access to trails and schools!
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, we saw a drastic reduction in auto traffic and a significant increase in residents walking and bicycling on city streets to stay active and healthy. More than a year into the pandemic, auto traffic is starting to return to normal levels, but our community is still enjoying our outdoor spaces with increased walking and rolling activity on our city streets and trails. The Streets for People program helps make sure people have the space to travel safely under these changed conditions.
Recap of City Accomplishments
It Just Takes Two!
Posted 4/23/21, 9:23 a.m.
In just two minutes, learn about the City Center Urban Renewal Plan Amendment.
Earth Day Podcast
Posted 4/22/21, 9:01 a.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about the transformation of Fanno Creek. Carla Staedter takes you behind the scenes of the work being done to protect the creek. Listen NOW!
Mayor's Corner: A Bright Future for Our Community
Posted 4/20/21, 10:44 a.m.
A bright future is one in which all 54,000 community voices are heard. For too long, government has ignored—both intentionally & unintentionally—underrepresented groups. This is a failure that will not be a part of our future community.
“As an Asian American, as a person who works in the behavioral health field for the past 18 years, it was a calling for me. I need to be a voice to make sure that we have a safe way to work and live in the community,” John Trinh. Read on...
Top 10 List from 'Late Night in Tigard'
Posted 4/20/21, 10:32 a.m.
Don't Throw Away Your (COVID) Shot!
Posted 4/20/21, 10:28 a.m.
Mary Sawyers, Washington County Public Health Communicator, shares the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine, including: how to schedule an appointment, the amount of available vaccine, the importance of equity in distributing the vaccine, and when we'll reach herd immunity. She also stresses the need to wear a mask even after getting the vaccine. Listen NOW!
Posted 4/19/21, 9:01 a.m.