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1 Million Month Challenge: Affordable Together

Building on their recent efforts to provide more innovative and cost-effective affordable housing, Meyer Memorial Trust recently posed a bold, new challenge: Bring us your best ideas for guaranteeing 1 million months of affordable housing, using as little public subsidy as possible. We felt uniquely positioned to respond to this request due to the experience and knowledge gained from our work completed under previous Meyer grants, and submitted a proposal titled Affordable Together: scaling a community-based approach to housing. We just learned that our proposal was funded and we are excited to continue our partnership with Meyer. Over the course of the next year, the grant will allow us to

Sharing our model throughout Oregon

In 2017, SquareOne Villages received a capacity building grant from Meyer Memorial Trust, allowing us to develop a training curriculum for assisting other groups in starting up a tiny house village. As a result, we had conducted presentations and workshops to share our model in a dozen different Oregon cities by the end of 2018. The client groups we worked with included newly formed citizen coalitions, existing nonprofits, churches, and municipalities. In doing so, we helped to inform a variety of new and innovative housing initiatives outside of the conventional affordable housing industry. Through this work we learned that there is broad interest from a diverse range of groups and individu

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