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    The Commission on Hispanic Affairs was created by the 1983 Legislative Assembly to work for the implementation of economic, social, legal, and political equality for Hispanics in Oregon. The Commission monitors existing programs and legislation to ensure that the needs of Hispanics in Oregon are met. The Commission researches problems and issues and recommends appropriate action, maintains a liaison between the Hispanic community and government entities, and encourages Hispanic representation on state boards and commissions.
Commission on Hispanic Affairs Announcements
Welcome Note
Welcome to the official website of the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

The Commission has served Oregon Latinos since 1983 working towards economic, social, political and legal equality. This generation of Latinos faces some challenging times and issues that make the Commissions work important to the community and to the State of Oregon. Your participation is equally important. While much remains to be done, the Commission is steadfast in its commitment to its mission to work toward economic, social and legal equality for Oregon's Hispanic population.


The Oregon Advocacy Commissions welcome donations to promote their missions of advocacy at the policy level. Each Commission works on leadership development, advocacy and growing success for their communities in 6 key areas. These include Employment, Education, Civic Engagement, Health Access, Justice and Stable Families.
OCHA 2015-17 Biennial Report to the Legislature and the Governor

Oregon Community Foundation just released the Latinos in Oregon Report 2016

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Oregon Advocacy Commissions' 2016 Legislative Summary

OCHA's Biennial Report to Legislators -
Read OCHA's 2013 - 2015 Report!

Joint Legislative Committee meeting of the Oregon Advocacy Commissons
12/16/14 from 12pm - 4pm - more

Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs Powerpoint presentation
Watch a brief history of how OCHA came to be, recent accomplishments, data on the Hispanic/Latino/Indigena population and more.

OCHA's Joint public policy research internship yields 3 education issue briefs to date:

OCHA 2012 Report to Legislators available now
Read the 2012 Report
City Club's Friday Forum with OAC Joint Chairs 
The Hispanic Population: 2010
2011 Public Policy Internship Report by Rolando Cruz
Rolando Cruz
In 2011, the OCHA collaborated with the Office of Multicultural Health Services (OMHS) to host a Masters level Public Policy Intern on Migrant Health. Rolando Cruz, MS, Warner Pacific University, developed a literature review on Migrant Health in Oregon and reported his findings to the Commission and to OMHS. His report is the foundation of further study on Migrant Health at OMHS and provides needed insight on health issues of farm workers for OCHA in its public policy work in Oregon.