Portland, April 10th, 2015. Award-winning NW authors and Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate headlined the 17th annual HomeWord Bound, an evening to benefit local affordable housing. A generous crowd of 230 attended the event and raised more than $70,000 for Community Partners for Affordable Housing. Master of Ceremonies Dan Murphy of The Broadway Rose Theatre Co., and authors Lois Leveen, Paulann Petersen, and Smith Henderson entertained the crowd at the Oregon Zoo.

CPAH’s Friend of Affordable Housing Award 2015 winner, Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten (right), receives the award from 2015 recipient Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen, as CPAH Board Treasurer Doug Plambeck (left) looks on, at CPAH's HomeWord Bound 2015, April 10, at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Angela Bohlke.

CPAH’s Friend of Affordable Housing Award 2015 winner, Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten (right), receives the award from 2015 recipient Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen, as CPAH Board Treasurer Doug Plambeck (left) looks on, at CPAH’s HomeWord Bound 2015, April 10, at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Angela Bohlke.

Close to 230 CPAH supporters enjoy the evening at “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” the 17th annual fundraiser for Community Partners for Affordable Housing on April 10 at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Angela Bohlke.

Close to 230 CPAH supporters enjoy the evening at “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” the 17th annual fundraiser for Community Partners for Affordable Housing on April 10 at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Angela Bohlke.

Generous CPAH supporters raised their paddles for a record amount at “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” the 17th annual fundraiser for Community Partners for Affordable Housing on April 10 at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Angela Bohlke.

Generous CPAH supporters raised their paddles for a record amount at “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” the 17th annual fundraiser for Community Partners for Affordable Housing on April 10 at the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Angela Bohlke.

Additional guest authors in attendance were: Brian Benson, Rene Denfeld, Kate Gray, Dana Haynes, April Henry, Bart King, Shawn Levy, Mark Pomeroy, David Shafer and Susan Winkler. Also, special guest Dan Murphy of The Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard, performed as Master of Ceremonies.

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH), provides safe and sustainable affordable housing along with support and skill-building services for individuals and families in Tigard, Beaverton and SW Portland.

HomeWord Bound 2015’s generous event sponsors included: Presenting Sponsor Chase; Key Sponsors Carleton Hart Architecture, HomeStreet Bank, LMC Construction and National Equity Fund; Major Sponsors Bateman Seidel, BC Group, Cascade Management, Inc., Income Property Management, JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance, Markusen & Schwing CPAs, and Metro; Community Sponsors Alder Geotechnical Services, Banner Bank, Enterprise, Kantor Taylor Nelson Evatt & Decina PC, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, Romano P.C., McDonald Jacobs, P.C., Umpqua Bank and U.S. Bank.

For more information about CPAH, visit the website: www.cpahinc.org

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