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Community Partners for Affordable Housing hosts 'HomeWord Bound' fundraiser on Friday at the Oregon Zoo

For Community Partners for Affordable Housing, "home" has always been the word of the day.Community Partners For Affordable Houising

CPAH, which provides safe and sustainable affordable housing for individuals and families in Tigard, Beaverton and Southwest Portland, is driving that point home again at its 17th annual fundraiser, “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” set for 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at the Oregon Zoo.

This year's "HomeWord Bound" event will be highlighted by award-winning authors Smith Henderson, Lois Leveen and Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, among many other Northwest writers who will be on hand.

“We are thrilled to have three such prominent, well respected and talented authors as our featured speakers at HomeWord Bound this year,” said Sheila Greenlaw-Fink, CPAH’s executive director. “This fundraiser is not only a popular annual event, but also, the money raised helps CPAH continue to build affordable housing and provide services for those most in need.”

Additional guest authors scheduled to attend include: Brian Benson, Rene Denfeld, Kate Gray, Dana Haynes, April Henry, Bart King, Shawn Levy, Mark Pomeroy, David Shafer and Susan Winkler. Special guest Dan Murphy, founding general manager of The Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard, will perform as Master of Ceremonies.

Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten will be the recipient of CPAH's Friend of Affordable Housing Award.

In addition to housing, CPAH also provides support and skill-building services for individuals and families in Tigard, Beaverton and Southwest Portland.

HomeWord Bound tickets are $85 per person or a table of 10 for $850; reservations are required. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, and author signings with books available for purchase. For more information, visit cpahinc.ejoinme.org/HWB 2105, or cpahinc.org, or contact HomeWord Bound Coordinator Tracy Stepp at 503-293-4038 or tstepp@cpahinc.org.

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