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Possibilities: Faith, Land and Housing Conference
April 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm$30
How can Portland’s faith communities use their land and resources to respond to the affordable housing crisis?
Representatives of several faith communities, Warner Pacific College, and local affordable housing providers invite you to learn how communities of faith can collaborate with housing developers to create homes for low-income people.
The rapid increase in housing costs in Portland is forcing thousands of low-income families out of their homes and neighborhoods, and pushing many of our neighbors into homelessness. The scarcity of available housing and lack of affordable options for people of color, elders, the disabled, and low-income families is truly a moral crisis.
We believe that communities of faith can play a powerful role in educating, advocating, and mobilizing resources, especially land, to help provide homes for those most directly affected by the housing crisis. In fact, several faith communities in Portland have already used their land to develop affordable housing, providing homes for families who would otherwise be priced out of Portland.
If you are curious how your faith community can use its land to provide affordable housing, or want to learn more about the development process, this conference is for you!