May 31: Homelessness – Where Do We Go From Here?

Portland is experiencing a homelessness crisis. What are the underlying causes? What is the best way to reduce the high prevalence of homeless individuals? What does the evidence show? Join us for this interactive discussion.

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Margot Kushel, 
Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and the Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
A principal investigator of several grants from the National Institutes of Aging, Dr. Kushel’s research focuses on understanding the complex interactions between health and housing, particularly among older adults and people with chronic, health conditions.

Reactor Panel:
Ashley Henry, Executive Director, Business for a Better Health
Dr. Rachel Solotaroff, CEO and President, Central City Concern
Other panelists to be announced shortly

Event Details:
7:00am Buffet Breakfast
7:30am – 9:30am Keynote address, interactive panel discussion and audience questions
Location Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)

Free parking is available but limited in the lot adjacent to the MAC Club. In the event that parking at the Club lot is unavailable, drivers are directed to use other, private parking lots or street parking in the vicinity. These parking options are not, unfortunately, free or guaranteed for OHF attendees.

We encourage attendees to use public transit or car for-hire services such as taxis, Uber, or Lyft when possible.

The MAC club is served by TriMet Red and Blue Line MAX trains, which stop half a block away, at the Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon Street MAX Station. TriMet Bus Lines 51 and 63 also serve the MAC Club, with stops in both directions on SW Salmon Street. To plan a trip via TriMet, please refer to the TriMet Trip Planner.

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