We are a collection of leaders from faith and community-based institutions in Clackamas County. We gather together around the practices of community organizing to leverage our land and our resources for the purposes of the housing needs of our neighbors.
We are rooted in the work of being anti-racist, of acknowledging that the land we are leveraging was first stolen from our indigenous siblings. We are working on understanding that fast and speedy work is never equitable work. We go slow to go far. We go slow to be equitable. We go slow to build a new way of building community. We work together so that all Oregonians might come home.
How We Work
All our work is built on our web of relationships. Here are our teams:
We are made up of: Core Teams
Each core team is a team of people from local organizations whose work is rooted in leveraging their resources (time, money, land) for the housing needs of our neighbors
Our current Core Teams:
Oak Grove United Methodist
Milwaukie Lutheran Church
King of King's Lutheran Church
Prince of Life Lutheran Church
We are led by a: Design Team
This team helps lead, facilitate and strategize as our coalition engages the organizing cycle around the housing needs of our neighbors.
Design Team Members:
Sara Gross Samuelson
We work alongside: Co-Conspirators
Our co-conspirators are professionals from local direct service or community organizations whose expertise and position in the housing development world lends power to our process.
We are nested within A broader coalition Our local Clackamas Land and Housing Cohort exists within an even larger web called the Leaven Land and Housing Coalition whose work stretches across the PNW.