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BIG IDEAS DISCUSSION SERIES PRESENTS “Tackling the Affordable Housing Shortage Head-On”

The Ashland branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Jackson County Library Services are hosting a free “Tackling the
Affordable Housing Shortage Head-On” discussion for the public.

Oregon is in the throes of a full-blown housing crisis facing a current deficit of 140,000 units.

The lack of housing is driving homelessness, increasing prices, and eroding the state’s livability. The speakers will be Representative Pam Marsh (District 5) and Brandon Goldman, the Community
Development Director at the City of Ashland.

Together they will discuss strategies needed to address the crisis, the shared responsibilities of local and state government, and preview policies as
well as funding to be advanced in the 2024 Legislative Session.

Rep. Marsh was first elected in November 2016 and currently serves as Chair of the House Committee on Climate, Energy and Environment. District 5 reaches from Applegate to the Greensprings
and includes Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, a southern portion of Medford, Jacksonville and Ruch.

Brandon Goldman is an experienced urban planner and community development professional. He has more than 24 years of experience in planning and housing development. He
has long worked to promote Ashland as a livable community that prioritizes the needs of all citizens.

The monthly “Big Ideas” discussion series features prominent local experts speaking on relevant and timely issues affecting our community. Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Ashland
Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, contact Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-6996.

Date & Time:

January 2, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost:

Free

Ashland Public Library, Gresham Room

410 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520 United States

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