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The East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) is charged with providing leadership and guidance to public agencies on how to strategically address community-identified issues and allocate resources to improve livability for neighborhoods in East Portland.
What is the East Portland Action Plan?
The East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) is charged with providing leadership and guidance to public agencies on how to strategically address community-identified issues and allocate resources to improve livability for neighborhoods in East Portland. The EPAP is an extension and outgrowth of the East Portland Action Plan Committee which engages the community to advocate for resources to further the values and strategies described in the Action Plan. Our goals are to outlines in the Action Plan.
Current Action Plans
EPAP Guidance Documents
EPAP is a community-led effort working together to advocate for all areas of livability. The work is carried out by the Committees and Subcommittees which include: Economic Development Subcommittee, Housing Subcommittee, Civic Engagement Subcommittee, Grants Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, Operations Committee, the East Portland Land Use & Transportation Committee, and the East Portland Parks Coalition. A General Meeting is held once a month for all groups and members to participate in a consensus driven process for decision making.
EPAP Members and the Advocate will coordinate with City of Portland, Multnomah County, and Metro Department and Bureau Staff to help advise on all major projects happening in the East Portland Community Office District Coalition Area. They will also engage elected officials and community advisory bodies to advocate for Action Items identified in the Action Plan.
EPAP also has a grant program, giving away half of our annual budget, for organizations and groups working in East Portland to assist with accomplishing our Action Items. This process is over seeing by the Grants Committee and is a competitive process. The 3 Grants are the General Grant, Civic Engagement Grants, and the Municipal Partnership Grant.
Involuntary Displacement Prevention Recommendations
EPAP Committees and community members developed recommendations for preventing involuntary displacement in East Portland caused by increasing housing and rental costs and decreasing availability, and lack of local living wage employment.
Involuntary Displacement Recommendations
All gatherings and efforts by EPAP are open to the public and government staff. You can help develop strategies to improve livability and prevent displacement in the Easet Portland area by participating in EPAP Group meetings. Our General Meetings are held every fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM, online. Language interpretation can be provided if you contact JR Lilly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-8027, at least one week in advance.
General and Committee Meeting Minutes
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