Help Possum Kingdom Housing Co-op purchase a converted church to serve as housing and community space in Eugene, OR!
Candice King is a long time activist and Black mom of 4 who organized with her fellow tenants into a rent strike followed by three months of powerful eviction defense. Due to broad community support and Candice’s years of organizing in Eugene, only days after the late September eviction, a community member stepped forward with an offer to sell an existing community space to the Possum Kingdom Housing Co-op.
Candice and PK’s other tenants are working with a land trust to purchase the converted church for a bargain sale of $150,000, which we have pledged in donations (the property is listed at $520,000). We are now trying to raise $35,000 for renovations, inspections, zoning permits and requirements to convert the space into housing, cash reserves, and program development.
Countless families are facing housing insecurity and deserve affordable and stable community housing. The Possum Kingdom Housing Co-op provides one sustainable solution to this crisis. The Housing Co-op operates under a cooperative model, where members collectively own, manage, and govern the housing community, fostering an inclusive and democratic living environment for all residents.
We are trying to raise $35,000 quickly in order to make the space move-in ready for the tenants, who have been rendered unhoused since being evicted in September. Please join us in fighting the housing crisis with a local community driven solution that will provide real, low-cost housing for decades to come!
The resources raised here will be allocated conditionally toward :
- Renovations, inspections, zoning applications
- Property maintenance reserve
- All resources raised here will go towards the broad benefit of the housing cooperative
For more information about the rent strike that laid the groundwork for this housing project, check out: eugenerentstrike.org
For more info on the Possum Kingdom Housing Co-op, including where and how to make larger donations, please visit: https://pkcoop.org/