Thursday, December 10, 2020
Working with the Portland Media Center, the Greater Portland Community Land Trust (GPCLT) is creating a video about the working families interested in the homes that will be created on land being donated by the City of Portland. The video will be used in their fundraising campaign on the crowd source GoFundMe site later this month. Because of the high cost of construction, GPCLT is working to raise $300,000 to bring the prices of these homes within reach of the teachers and healthcare workers who have shown an interest in these new homes. Two people who teach at Portland Public Schools will tell their story of searching for a home to buy close to where they work, in a city with a hot real estate market where prices of houses are going through the roof. Two GPCLT Board members tell their story of volunteering their time; An architect describes the satisfaction of designing affordable homes; A developer discusses putting together the financing required to build GPCLT’s first affordable homes. Keep an eye out for announcements about our GoFundMe campaign on our Facebook page and Instagram account and make what ever contribution you can afford.