- 6380 Southwest Capitol Highway #151, Portland, OR 97239, USA
CPAH’s mission is to promote a healthy community through the development of permanent affordable housing, sustainable economic growth, and community-based partnerships. We currently operate 325 units of safe housing for families, children and seniors, and have 47 units in our development pipeline.
CPAH also provides our diverse population of residents with a variety of skill-building services, including: After School, Summer Youth, and Dollars for Dreams financial literacy programs for resident youth; computer rooms for homework and jobs research; community gardens; food distribution; community-building activities; recovery groups hosted in multiple languages in onsite community rooms, and information and referral for housing stabilization and other assistance. With the community’s help, we have also distributed 1,200 fully loaded school backpacks to kids in need, along with holiday gifts for hundreds of families.
Our work is inspired and fueled by the energy of individuals and groups within the communities we serve in Southeast Washington County and SW Portland. We are building housing, building hope and building lives!
P.O. Box 23206
Contact: Tracy Stepp, HomeWord Bound Coordinator
Phone: 503-293-4038 Fax: 503-293-4039
HomeWord Bound event website: https://cpahinc.ejoinme.org/HWB2015
CPAH website: www.cpahinc.org
Award-winning NW authors, Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate headline HomeWord Bound, an evening to benefit local affordable housing
CPAH’s 17th Annual HomeWord Bound fundraiser set for April 10, 2015 at The Oregon Zoo
Award-winning authors Smith Henderson, Lois Leveen, and Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, top the list of Northwest writers who will be on hand at Community Partners for Affordable Housing’s 17th annual fundraiser “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” on April 10, 6-10 p.m., at the Oregon Zoo.
Featured speakers at HomeWord Bound 2015 are:
- Smith Henderson, whose debut novel, (“Fourth of July Creek”), has garnered wide acclaim nationally, was nominated for an Oregon Book Award, was named one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 and named No. 3 on the Oregonian’s Top 10 Northwest Books of 2014. He is also an award-winning short story writer, and he works at Wieden+Kennedy, where he contributed to the 2012 Emmy-nominated “Halftime in America” Super Bowl Commercial. www.smith-henderson.com
- Oregon’s Sixth Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen (“Understory,” and a poem in the recently-published anthology “The Knotted Bond: OR Poets Speak of their Sisters”) is known and loved throughout the state. She is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, recipient of Oregon Literary Arts’ 2006 Holbrook Award, and she teaches poetry workshops at a variety of colleges, libraries and writers’ conferences. www.paulann.net
- Lois Leveen (“Juliet’s Nurse”) is an award-winning author of literary historical fiction, a former faculty member at UCLA and Reed College, and she gives talks on history and literature nationwide and internationally. Her work has appeared in the NYTimes Huffington Post, and Wall Street Journal, among others. Her debut novel, “The Secrets of Mary Bowser,” was chosen by The Oregonian as one of the Top 10 Northwest books of 2012. www.loisleveen.com
Additional guest authors scheduled to attend include: Brian Benson, Rene Denfeld, Kate Gray, Dana Haynes, April Henry, Bart King, Shawn Levy, Mark Pomeroy, David Shafer and Susan Winkler. Special guest Dan Murphy, founding general manager of The Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard, will once again perform as Master of Ceremonies.
Community Partners for Affordable Housing provides safe and sustainable affordable housing along with support and skill-building services for individuals and families in Tigard, Beaverton and SW Portland.
HomeWord Bound tickets are $85, a table of 10 for $850; reservations required. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, and author signings with books available for purchase. For more information, visit https://cpahinc.ejoinme.org/HWB2015, or www.cpahinc.org, or call Tracy Stepp, HomeWord Bound Coordinator, at 503-293-4038, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HomeWord Bound 2015’s generous event sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor Chase; LMC Construction, Bateman Seidel, Cascade Management, Inc., Income Property Management, Markusen & Schwing CPAs, JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance, Kantor Taylor Nelson Evatt & Decina PC, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, and Umpqua Bank.