6/2/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

House District 30 Virtual Office Hours

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This Friday, June 4, from 11:00am-12:00pm, I will be holding HD 30 Virtual Office Hours. This is an opportunity for fellow House District 30 constituents to join me and the HD 30 team and stop by to ask a question or share a thought. Stay as long, or as little, as you like. We will hold office hours every Friday from 11:00-12:00 to meet with you virtually by Zoom. Use the link below to join.

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Celebrate Pride Month

June is Pride Month. Pride commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. Pride is a time to celebrate love and the equality that has been won, but also to draw attention to the fights that are still being fought, both in the US and worldwide. The past year has seen a record number of states introduce anti-transgender legislation, much of it targeted at our vulnerable transgender youth. So this year as you celebrate Pride remember that Pride is not only a celebration of victories won, but a reminder of the work that still needs done for our family, friends and neighbors. 

There are Pride celebrations all month long in and around HD 30!  Below is a sampling of the many events you can participate in this month.

HD 30 Team Pride

Rep Sollman and #TeamHD30: Mark Watson, Jenna Devenberg and Nickole Vargas

Westside Queer Resource Center

Westside QRC

Westside Queer Resource Center is a local, grassroots non-profit offering support, training, and education for the LGBTQ community, families and allies in Washington County and the surrounding areas.

For more events, or to learn how you can get involved, visit https://www.WestsideQRC.org.

Hillsboro Pride Party

Hillsboro Pride Party

Saturday, June 5th 4:00-6:00 PM

Join the City of Hillsboro at the Hillsboro Pride Party, this Saturday, at the Hillsboro Stadium. The celebration will feature a drag show with Poison Waters & Friends and two local musicians, Olivia Klugman and The CJ Mickens Band. 

Tickets cost $5 each and can be purchased at Eventbrite here. Each ticket includes a voucher for a discounted ticket to the Vancouver Canadians vs. Eugene Emeralds baseball game following the Pride Party. 

Project Pride

Sunday, June 13th 9:00 AM – Noon

Take part in this Pride beautification project happening at Shadywood Park.  All ages are welcome at this opportunity to support our community and show our pride.  Pre-registration is required and all participants will get a t-shirt and tie-dye kit. Register Here!

Ride Pops on 3rd and Main

Pride Pops

Saturday, June 19th 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Hosted by local doggy bakery Puppernickle, Pride Pops is a chance to support local LGBTQ artisans.  Come browse handcrafted wares and enjoy musical performances by Kyndel James Music (11-1230) and Charlie Ward (12:30-2).  Join the fun on the corner of 3rd and Main in Downtown Hillsboro.  More information can be found on the Facebook Event page here.

Pride Chalk Art Contest

Thursday, June 24th 4:30-7:30 PM

Come decorate the Hidden Creek Community Center with your best chalk art around the theme “What does love mean to you?” Local businesses Bach2Rock and Handzy will be providing live music and treats. Registration is required and participants are limited to ensure social distancing. Find available time slots and registration links on the City of Hillsboro website here.

Supporting our LGBTQ+ Youth

Bentli is an 11 year old middle school student that lives in House District 30. When I saw that she was baking up a storm for a good cause, I wanted to support her and bought cookies for colleagues. I asked what was motivating her to work so hard, she said...

Pride Month is important to me because it is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and practice loving yourself and respecting others.  I decided to use some of the money to support GSA clubs in schools because it helps spread awareness and for some kids, they don't have support at home so with these clubs they can have a place to feel accepted and included. 

Thank you Bentli, for your delicious cookies and your passion to bring awareness and spread love in your community!


COVID-19 Updates

From the Oregon Health Authority

At your COVID-19 vaccination appointment you should get a vaccination card that tells you what vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it.
If you’re fully vaccinated, you may be able to enter some indoor places without wearing a mask, but only if you show them your vaccination card. Here are some tips about your vaccination card:

  • Keep your vaccination card in a safe place.
  • Take a picture of your vaccination card as a backup copy.
  • Don’t laminate your card in case another shot may need to be added to it.
  • Keep your card in a waterproof container.
  • Don’t share your card on social media unless you cover your personal information.
Things to Know This Week

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Washington County

From Washington County

Every Oregonian age 12 and up is eligible for a vaccine. Twelve to 14 year-olds must be accompanied by either a parent, guardian or someone designated by the parent. If someone other than a parent or guardian accompanies the 12 to 14-year-old, they will need to provide proof of parental/guardian consent. 

Proof of consent is either:

  • A signed consent form (available in English and Spanish on the All4OR.org site) 
  • A written or typed note that includes the parent/guardians name, relationship to the young adult, their date of birth, a statement saying they consent to young adult being vaccinated and the parent/guardian signature.

Fifteen-year-olds do not need to be accompanied, and do not require parental consent in the state of Oregon. 

Please do not double-book or no-show for your appointment.

Oregon Convention Center (OCC): May 27 was the last day for a first-dose Pfizer vaccine at the OCC. This site will continue to offer boosters (second doses) of Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12+ through June 19. You can get your booster at the OCC no matter where you received your first dose.

From June 1-19, the OCC will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule an appointment at All4Oregon.org.

OHSU drive-through clinics at Hillsboro Stadium and PDX Airport Red Economy Lot: Schedule an appointment, find out hours of operation, and see what vaccines are being given on OHSU's website. You can also drive up without an appointment.

PDX Airport:

  • First doses ended on May 30.
  • Single-dose vaccinations (Johnson & Johnson) will continue through June 6.
  • Second doses will be given at PDX through June 19.

Hillsboro Stadium:

  • First doses will continue at Hillsboro Stadium through June 4.
  • Second doses will be given at Hillsboro Stadium through June 25.

Local pharmacies: Pharmacies are required to offer second/boost doses to people who received their first dose somewhere else.

Washington County-sponsored community clinics open to public: 

Appointments are preferred at our clinics, but you can also just walk in. Schedule an appointment for any of the following clinics at this scheduling link. Walk-in hours below.

  • 6/5 one-dose Johnson & Johnson at Hillsboro Senior Center. Walk in from 10:30-1:30.
  • 6/8 Pfizer (12+) at Hillsboro Senior Center. Walk in from 1:30-6 p.m.

Neighborhood Health Center and Tigard/Tualatin School District clinic: June 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tualatin High School campus parking lot. First dose Pfizer vaccine for ages 12+. Drive through or schedule an appointment by calling 503-848-5847. Second doses will be offered at this location on June 26. You do not have to have insurance in order to receive a vaccine. If you have insurance, please bring your card with you. Remember, vaccines are free!

Columbia Sportswear drive-through clinic in Beaverton: June 6-7. Pfizer vaccine for ages 12+. Make your appointment here!

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers: All vaccination events are open to the community, do not require an appointment, and do not require you to be a Virginia Garcia patient. You do not have to have insurance in order to receive a vaccine. If you have insurance, please bring your card with you. Remember, vaccines are free!

Legislative Updates

ARPA Fund Local Community Investments

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Bills That Have Passed the House

This week I have been proud to carry two bills on the House floor that passed. 

  • SB 234:  Directs Higher Education Coordinating Commission to convene stakeholder group to study ways to best serve adults in custody who are recently eligible to receive student grants.
  • SB 713: Prohibits public or private post-secondary institution of education from requiring prospective student to disclose whether prospective student has criminal conviction before institution makes final determination on whether to admit student.

I was also thrilled to have two of my bills that I Chief Sponsored, pass on the Senate side after successfully passing the House. 

  • HB 2523: Directs Department of Transportation to waive driving privilege reinstatement fee if driving privileges were suspended for certain traffic offenses.
  • HB 2539:  Provides that juror may not be identified by name in court proceeding open to public.
Vote Count

Education Updates

Hillsboro School District Valedictorians and Salutatorians

From Hillsboro School District

Congratulations are in order for HSD’s 84 valedictorians and salutatorians! These students represent the top achievers at our high schools and they were celebrated at a lunch event on Wednesday, May 26, under the covered play area at Witch Hazel Elementary School. Those who couldn’t attend in person joined via Zoom. Mayor Steve Callaway, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce President Deanna Palm, Hillsboro Schools Foundation Executive Director Aron Carleson, and School Board Vice Chair Martin Granum joined Superintendent Mike Scott in praising the students for their accomplishments and wishing them well in the future. For their part, the students shared words of wisdom (https://bit.ly/3csZtTx) for a successful high school experience. Way to go, students, you make us so proud to be HSD!
Valedictorians y salutatorians de HSD

¡Felicidades para los 84 valedictorians y salutatorians de HSD! Estos estudiantes son los más destacados de nuestras escuelas preparatorias y se llevó a cabo una celebración para ellos durante un almuerzo realizado el miércoles, 26 de mayo, en el área de juegos techada de la Escuela Primaria Witch Hazel. Aquellos que no pudieron asistir en persona se unieron a la reunión a través de Zoom. El alcalde Steve Callaway, la presidenta de la Cámara de Comercio de Hillsboro, Deanna Palm, el director ejecutivo de Hillsboro Schools Foundation, Aron Carleson y el vicepresidente de la Mesa Directiva, Martin Granum, se unieron al superintendente Mike Scott para elogiar a los estudiantes por sus logros y desearles lo mejor en el futuro. Por su parte, los estudiantes compartieron palabras de sabiduría (https://bit.ly/3csZtTx) para tener una experiencia exitosa en la escuela preparatoria. ¡Así se hace estudiantes, nos hacen sentir orgullosos de ser HSD!

HSD valedictorians and salutatorians

Summer Learning Program

With the state announcing over $200 million in grant opportunities for summer learning programs, many organizations in House District 30 are stepping up to the plate. For our school districts (Banks, Beaverton and Hillsboro) the primary focus will be on a massive credit attainment push. In Hillsboro, Phase 2 will include robust bilingual programs, dual language and migrant education programs, a career pathways program and the extended school year and summer bridge program.

Later this summer all districts will provide enrichment opportunities for students. Banks will be providing an on-site academy with a mix of field trips and speakers. Use this link to fill out the summer survey and find out more.

In Phase 3 Hillsboro will be partnering with groups to use school buildings to provide opportunities. Some of the programs can be found here.

The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District will have opportunities focusing on outdoor activities, summer camps and early childhood swimming lessons. See their summer schedule here.

Layered on top of all of the programs will be summer daycare options provided by the Hillsboro and Beaverton School Districts.

Housing Relief Updates

Final Round of Landlord Compensation Fund Opened June 1, 2021- $60 Million in Assistance Available to Cover Past Due Rent

From Oregon Housing and Community Services

Round three of the Landlord Compensation Fund program opened June 1, 2021 and will include at least $60 million in assistance covering rent-owed by eligible tenants that was accrued from April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

The Oregon Legislature allocated a total of $150 million to the Landlord Compensation Fund (LCF), to be distributed in multiple rounds. “This is the final opportunity for landlords to apply to get assistance to cover rental debt for all tenants, regardless of income. We encourage landlords to apply by June 18. All funds must be awarded by June 30,” said Oregon Housing and Community Services Director Margaret Salazar.  

Oregon's Landlord Compensation Program is designed to provide relief to residential landlords who have been unable to collect rent due to tenant hardships. Participating landlords can receive up to 80% of rent owed from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 for qualifying residents. For the first time, landlords can apply for LCF funds to cover former renters.

Oregon Housing and Community Services’ website includes updated Declaration of Financial Hardship for former tenants. To be eligible for assistance for rent owed by a former tenant, the landlord must provide the Declaration of Financial Hardship and the current address of their former tenant.

As outlined in statute, landlords may be eligible to receive funding for an amount equal to 80% of the rental debt owed by qualified residents. Participating landlords must agree to forgive the remaining 20% of the tenant's debt as a condition of receiving payment.

“In Round Three, we will move to processing applications on a rolling basis until remaining funds are obligated. We plan on reviewing applications June 4th, June 11th and June 18th. We encourage landlords to apply as early as possible in this next round,” said Julie Cody, Director of Affordable Rental Housing.

A media briefing was held on May 27, 2021 that provided an overview of the program. To view the briefing please visit: http://bit.ly/LCFbriefingMay27.

Background on the Landlord Compensation Program

During the Third Special Session of 2020, the Oregon Legislature enacted an eviction moratorium and established the Landlord Compensation Fund (HB 4401). The Legislature allocated $200 million in rent assistance to support tenants and landlords, which includes $150 million for the Landlord Compensation Fund. This program was designed to provide relief to landlords who have tenants living in their homes who have been unable to pay rent at any point since April 2020 due to a financial hardship. The program will also eliminate the rent owed for those tenants experiencing a hardship. Once a landlord’s application is deemed complete and has met the eligibility requirements, Public Housing Authorities will verify ownership, make payments to landlords, and notify tenants that their rent has been forgiven.Tenants must provide their landlord with a Declaration of Financial Hardship for Eviction Protection . When tenants provide this form to their landlord, they are protected from eviction through June 30th, 2021, and the landlord may use the form to request payment for rental debt owed from April 1, 2020 through June 2021.

In Round Two, which closed on May 17, over 3,200 landlord applications were submitted, requesting over $40 million in funds. These applications are currently being processed, and landlords are expected to finalize their grant agreements over the next two weeks. Once grant agreements are finalized, funds will be distributed

Round One application processing is almost complete:

  • In total, the Public Housing Authorities have been given 2,932 Round One landlord applications to process which will total $32.99 M, covering missed rent for nearly 12,000 renter households.
  • At this point we are seeing over a million dollars of payments going out every day from the network of public housing authorities as they work to verify ownership, set up bank transfers and provide written notice to tenant households.
  • As of today, nearly a third of Round One funds have been sent to landlords and we expect the majority of funds to be out by next week.
  • A third of our Housing Authority partners have distributed nearly all of their resources from this funding round out into the community.
  • In nine counties, all landlords have received their payment or have a check in the mail.

Community Outreach

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

This Friday, June 4 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, which will lead into Wear Orange weekend. Orange symbolizes the value of each person’s life and we wear it to honor those taken and wounded by gun violence and call for an end to this crisis. 

Across America, people will #WearOrange on June 4—National Gun Violence Awareness day—to honor victims and survivors of gun violence and to call attention to this crisis that takes more than 100 lives every single day. Learn more at wearorange.org.

Wear Orange

North Plains Community Conversation


Although this event occurred last week, you can visit this link to watch the recording of my 76th Community Conversation since becoming a legislator. I was joined by Mayor Teri Lenahan of North Plains and Washington County Commissioner Jerry Willey to have a community discussion. Watch for upcoming details for a June Community Conversation and join me for the opportunity to bring your questions or concerns.

Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

Be good to yourself and each other. ❤

Onward & Upward,


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1430
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-487, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman