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.
You are Invited to Possibilities: Faith, Land, and Housing Conference
|Saturday, April 29: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm | Tickets are $30|
|Warner Pacific College: 2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland (Egtvedt Hall, Room 203)|
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.
Possibilities Conference Speakers
Habitat for Humanity
Portland/Metro East – Portland
Has developed affordable homes on property
owned by faith communities
|Rev. Karen Ward,
St. Andrew and All Souls Episcopal – Portland
Working on plans to develop affordable housing on church property in the St. John’s neighborhood
|Apostle Steven Holt,
Kingdom Nation Church – Portland
Chair of Community Oversight Committee
for N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy
|University Park United Methodist – Portland
Moving forward with affordable housing development on church property in N. Portland
|Pastor Joanne Engquist,
Gethsemane Lutheran Church – Seattle
Developed affordable housing on church property
in downtown Seattle
Housing Developer – Portland
Working with faith communities to develop housing on their land
ROSE Community Development – Portland
Affordable housing developer in SE Portland
|Rivergate Community Church – Portland
Worked with Habitat for Humanity to build 12 affordable homes on its property in N. Portland
Project Director at ECONorthwest – Portland
ECONorthwest is an economic forecasting and planning
firm. She will discuss the basic economics of housing development, and the role that land values play in determining the feasibility of affordable housing development.
Director of Housing Development at Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI)
PCRI established the Pathway 1000 initiative, which seeks to develop 1000 new homes over the next 10 years, prioritized for residents involuntarily displaced or at risk of displacement from North and inner Northeast Portland.
|Portland Housing Bureau|
Thank You to our Community Partners