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Job Title: Village Coordinator at Cottage Village Co-op Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon Status: Part-Time (10 hours/week) Pay: $17/hour Description: SquareOne Village (SOV) develops permanently affordable, resident-managed housing cooperatives. In September we compelted 9 of the 13 tiny homes at our Cottage Village development, and the first households have recently moved-in. The Cottage Village Co-op (CVC) provides an accessible and sustainable housing option for people with very low-incomes through tiny houses that are safe, livable, and permanently affordable within a stable community setting. Costs are kept low through an emphasis on small-scale development, self-management, and cooperat

A Case for Public Investment in Shared-Equity Homeownership

There are very few pathways to affordable home ownership for people living below the area median income (AMI), and virtually no opportunities for people earning less that 60% AMI. The vast majority of new low-income housing developments are rental housing due to the availability of public subsidies and the higher profit margins for developers and investors. The 2021 Oregon Housing & Community Services (OHCS) Legislative Agenda requests a $215m budget for new housing construction for the 2021-2023 biennium. Of that, just 2% is designated for the new construction homeownership. This raises the question of why we place so much of our public investment in new housing in rental housing rather tha

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