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Participate in an urbanFamily Focus Group

An urbanMama Nancy is mom to 4-year old Jake, and they live in the Pearl.  A group in their neighborhood are working to establish a community center, affordable family housing and childcare center in the River District. The group that is focused on housing (Central City Concern) would like to talk with parents who live or work downtown and earn a particular income (see below).   Do you live or work downtown and meet the below criteria?  Here is a chance to have your voices heard as part of designing a new community facility in the core of the city.
An exciting new housing opportunity for families is being developed in Portland's River District. Central City Concern, a non-profit organization, is planning to build a high rise apartment building with family size units that will make downtown living affordable for working families. The building will hopefully include a child care center, community center, and other family-oriented amenities.
We are interested in hearing from parents who live or work downtown, to get your ideas about how we can design the housing to best meet the needs of families. We are holding two focus groups in June, and we would like to invite you to participate. We will provide free child care and dinner, as well as a $25 gift certificate to Fred Meyer and 4 TriMet all-zone tickets to thank you for your help.
At the focus groups, parents will have an opportunity to share their thoughts about what kinds of design features and amenities will make this housing project work for urban families. We will have an activity for kids ages 8 and above to get their input, as well as child care for younger children.
In order to qualify to participate in the focus group, you must:
    • Have children living with you
    • Live and/or work in Portland's central city (downtown, inner east-side, and inner northwest neighborhoods) 
    • Income qualify: We ask that participating households have an annual income less than:
    • family of 2 

      family of 3

      family of 4

      family of 5

      family of 6

      family of 7

      <$32,600

      <$36,700

      <$40,700

      <$44,000

      <$47,300

      <$50,500

There will be two focus groups:
  • Monday, June 18th from 6:30-7:30 for families who work in the central city
  • Wednesday, June 20th from 6:30-7:30 for families who live in the central city
To sign up, or if you have additional questions, please contact Ben Gates, Central City Concern at 503-525 8483, ext 213 or bgates@centralcityconcern.org

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