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How Can Workers Own Homes in Portland?

Help create the Machigonne Community Land Trust and build Affordable Ownership Housing in Portland
Food and Childcare will be provided
You’re invited to the first annual meeting of the Machigonne Community Land Trust. We have been meeting and organizing for the past year and on May 10th, we are excited to share our work with the broader community and to invite you to be a part of creating a community land trust in Portland. What is a Community Land Trust(CLT)? CLTs purchase land or receive donations of land that is then held permanently for affordable housing, community gardens, community businesses and community spaces. In Portland, we want to focus on renovating buildings for either affordable home-ownership or cooperative housing and making land available for community gardens. What is Machigonne? Machigonne is the original Abenaki name for the area that is now Portland. Through our work, we want to honor the original residents of this land who were forcibly removed from their traditional territory. Become a member! Community Land Trusts are democratically controlled organizations and the members have a vote in electing the leadership and guiding the organization. We welcome you to become a member on May 10th and you can become a member on our website at
Become a board member! We are looking for people join the first official board of the Machigonne CLT, to help us to grow the CLT and purchase our first location.
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  • Jonah F.

    It was great to see people coming together to engage with each other and learn about the possibilities for a community land trust in Portland.

    2 · May 14, 2014

  • Xiknawi M

    Wish I was in town for this. A great way to get involved.

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • Apocalypse Meow (.

    My guest will be my 5 year old. I'm so happy childcare will be provided :)

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Rachel L.

    Such a great social permaculture project. The workers in the restaurants, salons and shops, the fishermen, the laborers and the artists are what makes the character of this town! We need to make sure they can afford to live here indefinitely. This is a great way to do that.

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Matthew

    I think I'll be out of town but will pay attention to future events. Thanks!

    2 · May 7, 2014

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