St. Philip Advocates for Zone Changes!

St. Philip Advocates for Zone Changes!

St. Philip and the Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition

The Leaven Community Housing Coalition in Red at the City of Portland Feb 9th Public Hearing of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

EIGHTY Leaven Community Land and Housing Coalition members and supporters showed up at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s public hearing on zoning code amendments on February 9th. We gathered in the building lobby, sang, had 1 to 1’s, and prayed. Coalition members from Ainsworth UCC, First Immanuel Lutheran, Leaven Community/Salt & Light Lutheran, Portsmouth Union, St Philip the Deacon Episcopal and Warner Pacific University gave powerful public testimonies, rooted in their stories, to the commissioners.

The Commission’s Next Step

The commissioners were moved by the testimony and will have a one-hour work session on March 10th to review and forward their amendments to the city council.

Coalition Next Step

Come to the next coalition cohort gathering with your housing core team members to plan the next steps in our action for zoning code changes.