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<p style="line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 24px;"><span style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Dear&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Friend,</span></p>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">We finally saw some rain this month &ndash; and following it came very needed clear skies and fire relief.<br />
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This month, 1000 Friends staff and board took a</span><span style="color:#008080;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/tour-1000-friends-exploring-missing-middle-housing"><span style="color:#008080;">missing middle housing tour</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> and we share what we&rsquo;ve learned<br />
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Fires in the west are a part of the natural cycle, but human development patterns can either limit negative impact or </span><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/wildfire-housing-crisis/"><span style="color:#008080;">exacerbate it</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">.<br />
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And finally, we look at Metro&rsquo;s</span><a href="http://www.oregonmetro.gov/news/3-metro-supported-projects-bring-affordable-housing-greater-portland"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> </span><span style="color:#008080;">investments in affordable housing</span></a><span style="color:#008080;"> </span><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">as part of their transit-oriented development goals and what that can mean for our communities.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p>

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<span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Thank you for your passion,</span><br style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" />
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<span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">The 1000 Friends Team</span></span><br />
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<div style="line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 10px;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><font face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif" size="5"><b>A Tour with 1000 Friends</b></font></span><br />
<a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/tour-1000-friends-exploring-missing-middle-housing"><font color="#008080" face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;">What we learned about the &#39;Missing Middle&#39;</span></font></a></div>

<div style="line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://visitcentraloregon.com/central-oregon-stories/outdoor-activities-recreation-stories/photographer-shares-insights-on-iconic-smith-rock-eclipse-image/"><img align="none" alt="Das Chapin_Board Tour_2017" border="0" height="281" hspace="0" src="https://5c5ba97e04-custmedia.vresp.com/24a9cd93d8/Das%20Chapin_Board%20Tour_2017.JPG" style="width: 375px; height: 281px;" title="Das Chapin_Board Tour_2017" vspace="0" width="375" /></a></div>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3745454545454545;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:9pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">On Saturday, September 23rd, 1000 Friends staff and board met with partners for an introduction to our housing work in Portland. Our tour began on SE Madison and 28<sup>th</sup> Avenue and continued west along SE Madison, one block off of Hawthorne Boulevard, a lively neighborhood commercial corridor.<br />
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Tour guide and Portland for Everyone project advisor Eli Spevak began by sharing how Portland&rsquo;s beloved older neighborhoods actually enjoy a wonderful variety of compact and affordable housing types. In the first half of the 20<sup>th</sup>-century, streetcar suburbs (now some of Portland&rsquo;s most coveted inner neighborhoods) were built out more compactly.</span><br />
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<a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/tour-1000-friends-exploring-missing-middle-housing"><span style="color:#008080;">Continue Reading&hellip;</span></a></span></span></p>

<p><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/wildfire-housing-crisis/"><font color="#008080" face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif" size="5"><b>When Housing Meets Wildfire</b></font></a></p>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3745454545454545;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:9pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">With growing concern about frequent, long, and large wild fires, it&#39;s important to remember our responsibility in all of this. </span><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/wildfire-housing-crisis/"><span style="color:#008080;">Housing sprawled</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> into less dense, more forested areas means that fires have a bigger impact on humans, and humans have a bigger hand in forest fires. According to California&#39;s wildfire coordinating group, </span><a href="http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark/"><span style="color:#008080;">CalFire,</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> 95% of wildfires in the state are human started. Moreover, </span><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/223794984_Expansion_of_the_US_wildland-urban_interface"><span style="color:#008080;">demographic trends show</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> that the large growth in housing in the West will be in what&#39;s known as the Wildlife-Urban Interface (WUI). It is often argued that building further out of the urban core and expanding growth boundaries will create affordable housing. We know that&#39;s not true, and furthermore, we know that this kind of development pattern comes with a great number of problems, wildfires included. </span><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0033954"><span style="color:#008080;">Studies have shown</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> that land use planning can alleviate this pressure if we are willing to make it possible to keep our urban spaces compact. Good news for Oregonians &ndash; because of our land use planning system, we have </span><a href="http://democratherald.com/news/local/report-oregon-s-forest-land-base-is-stable-but-homes/article_e54efa22-278e-11e3-9ca1-0019bb2963f4.html"><span style="color:#008080;">protected nearly all of our non-federal forestlands</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> from development. Forest fires happen, and they need to happen periodically for forest health. But human development within our natural landscapes puts undue pressure on our forests, adds costs to the state, and hurts the communities that rely on forest health to thrive.</span></span></span></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.oregonmetro.gov/news/3-metro-supported-projects-bring-affordable-housing-greater-portland"><span style="color:#008080;"><strong><font face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 24px;">Affordable Housing with&nbsp;Metro</span></font></strong></span></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" />
<font face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif" style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">Connecting affordability to transit</span></span></font></p>

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<p><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">Metro is investing in affordable housing projects around the region through its </span><a href="http://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-partners/grants-and-resources/transit-oriented-development-program"><span style="color:#008080;">Transit-Oriented Development program</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"> (TOD). Housing connected to transit is one of the best ways to ensure that people have access to opportunity including jobs, education, resources, and community. This kind of development pattern helps create &ldquo;</span><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2010/05/the-people-in-your-neighborhood/56527/"><span style="color:#008080;">20-minute neighborhoods</span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">&rdquo; where everything a person could need is within easy walk, bike, or a transit trip within 20 minutes. It breathes vitality in downtown and close-in neighborhoods, and supports lifestyle affordability. Paring TOD with subsidized affordable housing means that our cities and towns can ensure that we have healthy, mixed-income neighborhoods for the future.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></p>
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Join the NPSG team&nbsp;in San Francisco <strong>February 1 -3, 2018</strong>. Registration opens in October.</span><br />
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We are looking for art submissions to be featured in this year&#39;s Landmark - our annual publication exploring a range of land use topics. This year&#39;s theme is &quot;Connecting Oregonians.&quot;<br />
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<p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; color: rgb(89, 89, 89); line-height: 13px;">Cover: Horses in the Mist by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenkerns/12159530695/in/photolist-dPPdPz-doCAbJ-h2okbH-dqr3Js-7o9nLF-axzTtF-nkjvSq-dwWasY-8Scspr-9Wi6U8-jwuLQX-EmyWxZ-TwTNCS-az8dB3-H9iX4G-7FzaaT-gCAGSG-dxMzwv-V5Qsth-7a8xfL-grd7Kp-aAvcFL-ays2NB-dqLXek-9SXrFS-JkwjDP-5CdY5d-p"><span style="color:#008080;">Loren Kerns</span></a>; &nbsp;Main Stories: 1000 Friends tour Das Chapin and Amanda Punton&rsquo;s home; Housing meets wildfire, Housing and smoke courtesy of the Daily Mail; 72Foster groundbreaking courtesy of Metro; Side bar: SF Trolley Courtesy of <a href="https://sf.curbed.com/2017/6/7/15758460/median-home-price-sf"><span style="color:#008080;">Curbed SF</span></a>; ADU from Build Small, Live Large; Dawn on the UGB by Ian Sane<span id="docs-internal-guid-da5abdea-f1a0-dc79-ec06-e96af40c985f">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>

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