As cities in Oregon change and grow, OPHI promotes a sustainable and equitable scope for new development and planning strategies and policies that allow for  the voices of communities to be heard. OPHI has taken a lead role in connecting public health and community stakeholders with new partners in urban planning, community redevelopment, food systems, transportation, housing, tobacco control and other disciplines. Our work has helped implement policy changes and physical improvements that create healthier neighborhoods in Portland and throughout the state.Through developing in a transit oriented manner, to community mapping to be used for advocacy, OPHI reveals this equity foundation through advocacy, research, and the convening of local partners.

Do you have a success story to share? Do you have tools or policies you would like listed on our site? Please contact marissa@ophi.org.

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Resident-Owned CDFI’s

Resident-Owned Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) include Community Development Credit Unions (CDCUs) and Community and Individual Investment Corporations (CIICs)...

Inclusionary Zoning

The IZ tool demonstrates how communities can use zoning to promote mixed-income communities. It allows for communities to counter...

Community Mapping

The Community Mapping tool allows communities of all sizes, cultural backgrounds, and socioeconomic status to promote equitable development. Community...

Code Enforcement

Housing code enforcement compels landlords to improve building conditions, and can be triggered to transfer building ownership from an...

Rails to Trails

Rails to trails offers national data and strategy for the development of active transportation paths (walking/biking) in rural towns....