Our Equity Members get together via Zoom at least once a month and we invite our Explorer Members to participate. Please learn more about becoming an Explorer Member and join us! Both the LEARN ABOUT and Explorer Member sessions below are great ways to learn more. If the times listed don’t work for you, please feel free to contact us directly at email@example.com for more information.
Saturday, April 24th, 11:00AM – 12:00PM (pacific)
ZOOM, Online Meeting Room
We just purchased our land and are focusing on building our community over the next few months! Please join us for this National Cohousing Open House Zoom event. Come for the PRIZES and an interactive discussion of what the Our Home – Cathedral Park community is all about, a tour of our building site, beautiful future residences, our vision, pricing, timeline, and leave with how you can become our neighbor! We look forward to meeting you!RSVP for April 24 >>
Date and Time TBD (pacific)
ZOOM, Online Meeting Room
After attending one of our Learn About sessions or talking 1:1 with someone from our Membership Group, do you feel like Our Home – Cathedral Park might be home for you and want to know more? We invite you to become an OHCP Explorer Member. This on-line orientation will give you the details of how you can dive deeper into the details of our project by observing our Business and Development Team Meetings, reviewing our legal and financial documents, joining us for our social times, and more! Being a Explorer Member is a great way to see if we might be the community for you.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending this event or learning more!
Wednesday, April 14, 6:00 – 7:00 PM(pacific)
ZOOM, Online Meeting Room
Join us for this Zoom event where we will give an overview of Our Home – Cathedral Park including a tour of our property and beautiful residences, our vision, pricing, timeline, and how you can become our neighbor!RSVP for April 14 >>
Every Friday at Dwellability, we like to highlight community members and their amazing stories of accomplishment…
My name is Alicia, founding neighbor of Our Home Inclusive Community Collaborative.
I have over 17 years of community involvement as a disability inclusion and housing advocate and am the proud mother of a strong-willed teenage girl whose diverse interests include basketball, Fritos and opera. My daughter experiences Mowat-Wilson, a rare genetic syndrome, the impacts from which are widespread and significant. My daughter, Neva, has been a strong influence in my mission to promote inclusive life opportunities to families and individuals who also experience disability.
Our purpose is to work with local partners to create diverse, cohousing inspired pocket neighborhood communities consisting of families who have the opportunity for home-ownership and include individuals often seen as ‘at-risk’ — elders, people who experience disability and people below median income. Our Home communities will be based on strengths, interests and shared values not deficits and needs.
Starting in Portland, Oregon, we are providing an alternative solution to four pressing challenges in our communities:
- Housing options (especially home-ownership) are extremely limited in for people with disabilities and are based on deficit and need (negative outcomes include: dependence on system, burden on family, separation from community, lack of individualization and ‘real life’ opportunities).
- People below median income (often people who experience disability or are our ageing population) are increasingly being priced out of the residential home-ownership market.
- Housing options for the aging population lack the opportunity for older individuals to give back and have a sense of purpose by being an integral part of an age-diverse and familiar community where you know your neighbors as well as receive the supports that are needed to age in place for as long as possible.
- Currently our city is lacking communities that intentionally bring together diverse populations of people (including, but not limited to, those who experience disability, aging, families, first time homebuyers, mixed income) based on shared values and interests that promote natural supports (see below) and individualized choice as a premise for community.
Our Home – Cathedral Park is an inclusive, co-housing inspired community with a variety of home ownership opportunities for individuals and families of diverse abilities, ages and income levels.
Photo: Mahlum Architects https://www.mahlum.com/ and our developer is UD+P udplp.com
We are actively gathering our community, supporters and funding for Our Home – Cathedral Park and have a completion date in 2022. For more information please contact our Founding Neighbor, Alicia DeLashmutt
Inclusive Diverse Communities Start With You
Join us in building thriving neighborhoods that embrace the diversity of our elders, our community members with disabilities, and singles and families with a variety of incomes – based on shared interests, strengths and values.
As in life, we at OHCP acknowledge that change happens. Information on this site is subject to updates and modifications.