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5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR  97211
503.287.7553

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Land and Housing

Leaven Community Land and Housing Research Action Team
We are currently organizing with communities of faith and neighborhood organization around creating affordable housing on available land.

Our Desired Outcomes
1. Relationship Building

2. Learning about Development and Financing
3. Discovering our Collective Power through Collective Action

Team Meetings
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30 pm
February 21
March 14
March 28

Contacts 
Eric Conklin (503) 951-0026 ericjohnconklin@gmail.com
LaVeta Gilmore Jones (503) 936-2870 lavetagj@leaven.org
Melissa Reed (503) 208-9847 pastormoreed@leaven.org

PDF Land and Housing Team Description at bottom of page


Leaven Community  2018 Listening Campaign

The Leaven Community Land and Housing Research Action Team is preparing for the 2018 Listening Campaign to uncover more ways for creating stable, affordable housing in our area. Click Here for info regarding ways to participate and to indicate your areas of interest.

Ways to Participate
Area Core Team Member: Designing implementation of campaign
Conversation Co-leader: Co-facilitating community conversations in homes, congregations, neighborhood places.
congregations, neighborhood organizations.
House Meeting Host: Hosting a conversation in my home.
Engaging Conversation: Individually or at meetings in homes, congregations, neighborhood places.

Last Fall our collective action resulted in homeowners being allowed to house a tiny house or RV on their property while city-wide regulations are put in place. 


 

Contact Leaven Community Organizer/Co-Director, LaVeta Gilmore Jones, for additional information: lavetagj@leaven.org


Metropolitan Alliance for the Common Good

MACG Delegates Assembly
Contact John Rodgers ((503) 473-6410,  jenrodgvb@gmail.com) and come with other Leaven Community members to the MACG Delegates Assembly, Thursday, February 15th, 7-9 pm, St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, OR. 
The Delegate Assembly is the leadership body that guides MACG's work.  Representatives from each of MACG's member institutions are encouraged to attend.

This event will also be the beginning of the discernment process coming out of MACG's 2017-18 Listening Campaign.

Clackamas County Housing Team

Affordable Housing issues are affecting MACG's broader base beyond Portland. To address the issue locally, Clackamas leaders have formed a research action team to discover where MACG action could be effective. Join us at the next meeting, or contact Mary Nemmers (503) 208-4391 to become involved.

MACG Housing Team, Clackamas County
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
290 W Gloucester St., Gladstone, OR 9702
Contact: Mary Nemmers: mary@macg.org

MACG Affordable Housing Background

Lack of affordable housing was the #1 issue that surfaced during MACG’s 2015 Listening Campaign. It continues to be a critical issue in Portland, impacting income and racial diversity in our City and contributing to huge rent increases for too many Portlanders. The Housing Research Action Team was formed to research the issue and to determine opportunities for MACG leaders to act collectively to bring about meaningful change in this critical area for our members and for the community at large.

  • We were instrumental in getting Portland to increase the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) set aside for affordable housing by 50% ($67 Million).
  • We worked with other community groups in the last legislative session to allow local governments to require builders to set aside a portion of new housing developments as affordable (Portland has now enacted such an ordinance).
  • We worked in support of the affordable housing bond measure which Portland passed in the last electIon.
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