The Native American Youth and Family Center’s 7th Annual Housing-to-Homeownership Fair
“Establishing Roots for the Seventh Generation”
WHO: The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
WHAT: 7th Annual Native American Housing-to-Homeownership Fair
WHEN: Saturday, July 28th, from 10 am to 3 pm
WHERE: NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd., 97218
WHY: The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) will be holding its 7th Annual Native American Housing-to-Homeownership Fair on Saturday, July 28th, from 10 am to 3 pm. This year’s theme is “Establishing Roots for the Seventh Generation” and emphasizes the importance of having a home for Native people. A home is not only a place to live, but also provides a connection to the land and the community. Homes root us to the region we live in and help provide a sense of stability, connection and well-being.
The event will include the following opportunities:
• Drawings for $2,500 down payment assistance grants and $400 rent or mortgage assistance grants
• Workshops on locating affordable rental housing, first-time home buying, financial wellness and gardening
• The opportunity to meet with home-buying professionals, local non-profits, affordable housing providers and the HUD Section 184 Indian Home Loan program
• Free lunch, children’s activities and a dance performance
Event sponsors include: Portland Housing Bureau, Home Forward, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Sterling Savings Bank, Key Bank and Oregon Healthy Kids
NAYA Family Center’s mission is “to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.” NAYA Family Center provides a vehicle for Native youth and their families to make healthy decisions and grow in positive ways. Programming currently reaches 1,300 youth and 600 families in the Portland metropolitan area.