Peace Village Co-op will include 64 new, permanently affordable housing units, featuring two compact and sustainable housing types. Each house includes a kitchenette, bathroom with shower, and a sleeping or storage loft. There will also be larger homes to support bigger households. Approximately 5% of the housing units will be ADA accessible.
SquareOne Villages invites members of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities who are low-income (making under $40k/year) or who serve low-income BIPOC people to join in the early planning stages of Peace Village.
We are in the process of purchasing this property and have some preliminary ideas, but want to design this village along side low-income BIPOC folks to ensure ALL of the community is well served.
During the event we will also share about how to apply to live at C-Street Co-op, a 6 unit village in Springfield, OR that will be ready for occupancy this fall.
We hope you can join us!
Wednesday, April 28th from 6:30-7:30pm
Via Zoom (join info will be sent once you register)
Event co-hosted by:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SquareOne Villages
Over the last two years, the SquareOne Villages staff and Board have began focusing on how we can be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization.
We still have a lot of work to do, but a 10 person Equity work group formed back in May, 2020 of SquareOne staff and Board members. A plan has been formed and we are in the process of implementing that plan as we conduct an internal equity audit.
Any feedback is welcomed, you can email our Community Relations Director at Amanda@squareonevillages.org
We envision our villages as places where people from all backgrounds and abilities are welcomed, included, and valued. We envision our villages as culturally responsive and relevant, in which diverse peoples want to live and can see themselves thriving.
We recognize the history of oppression that has resulted in ongoing disparities in housing for some populations. For this reason, we commit to realizing those who have not previously had access to our housing opportunities, and we will meaningfully engage them to participate. We envision a society that views affordable housing as a human right; a society in which we all work collectively toward that goal.
We choose to be an anti-racist organization.
We envision SquareOne as an organization in which diversity, equity and inclusion are integrated into our discussions, our planning, and our policies and procedures – literally, in every aspect of our organizational culture and infrastructure. We pledge to continually learn from each other and our community partners; to be mindful when we may need to change course; and to celebrate when we have successes.
This work is urgent. It is difficult, important and rewarding at the same time.