Think Out Loud: Portland State Expert Says Gov. Tina Kotek’s Housing Plan is a Good First Step, but She’ll Need Help
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Oregon Public Broadcasting
Homeless persons -- United States, Social justice -- Portland (Or.), Homelessness -- Portland (Or.), Social change, Urban poor -- Housing -- United States
New Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek wasted little time in calling attention to the state’s housing and homelessness crises. On her first full day in office this week, she signed three executive orders aimed at ramping up the production of new housing in Oregon and creating new policies to get people off the streets. “Think Out Loud” host Dave Miller sat down with Marisa Zapata, director of the Portland State University Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative, to get her take on the governor’s plan. She applauded Kotek’s three executive orders but warns that it will take a lot of money, a fundamental shift in how the public sector approaches housing, and the cooperation from local governments to fully succeed. Marisa Zapata says people need to be more creative in how they conceive publicly supported housing.
Permission to archive the MP3/transcript received from OPB; original broadcast:
Miller, Dave and Zapata, Marisa, "Think Out Loud: Portland State Expert Says Gov. Tina Kotek’s Housing Plan is a Good First Step, but She’ll Need Help" (2023). Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative Publications and Presentations. 33.