MFC Newsletter - February 2021

Happy February and the Lunar New Year of the Ox- It has been a year, amirite? We hope everyone is staying safe and warm.

In Today’s Newsletter …

  • Metro Survey for 74th and Glisan Development
  • Mini-Poll #2 Results
  • Volunteer with Us!

Metro Survey

As you may know, the site at 74th and Glisan (the old Trinity Broadcasting building) is in the early stages of re-development. The Board has been participating in the community panel and now Metro is asking for input from the broader community.

Please take a moment to complete the survey:

From Metro:
Thank you for your interest in Metro’s affordable housing bond program and specifically, the new affordable housing to be built at NE 74th and Glisan.

In late spring 2021, Metro and Portland Housing Bureau will select a developer to build 120 to 150 new affordable apartments on this site. This survey is part of early engagement focused on supporting future tenant wellbeing and neighborhood benefit. Metro wants to hear from people with similar experiences to those who will live in this new building, including people who have been houseless or lived in low-income housing and Black, Indigenous and other people of color. Metro would also like to hear from neighbors who live, work or own a business in the area so this new housing can be an asset to the neighborhood.

This survey will be open through March 1, 2021. It will take 8-10 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.

Mini-Poll #2 Results

Thanks to everyone that responded to our most recent mini-poll. The results are in! Note, these surveys are for general interest only and are not statistically rigorous 🙂

Volunteer with Us!

As we shake off 2020 (and shovel off those sidewalks), the Board is preparing to tackle some important next steps and we need your help! We’d love volunteer support for upcoming initiatives including:

  • Grant writing
  • Real estate development
  • Market Research
  • Fundraising
  • Equity and inclusion

Join the Board
One of MFC’s priorities continues to be growing the board. We are looking for people who are passionate about making the Montavilla Food Co-op a reality – no specific expertise or experience required.

If you are interested, email for more information.

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