Our city faces a housing crisis. Current policy conversations focus on the urgent needs of shelter and escalating rents. But the problem is not just economic. It is deeper – and longer reaching. Join local civic partners to launch a yearlong series of conversations, "We Call This Home: Race, Wealth, and Home Ownership," that will focus our region on one of the toughest challenges facing our city: How do we ensure that the decisions we make as a growing city reflect both the wisdom we've gained through our shared history of inequality, and also the visions we share for a safe, abundant, and affordable place for all to live?

We Call This Home is presented in partnership with Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, City Club of Portland, EcoNorthwest, Neighborhood Partnerships, Open:Housing, Oregon Humanities and Portland Housing Center which with generous support from JP Morgan Chase.

Visit the We Call This Home Conversations site for information about our programs.

Community Partnerships for an Open democracy

North Star Civic Foundation is proud to support the work of non-partisan community organizations that engage their members and neighbors in an active, visible, vibrant democracy. 

funding requests and grants

We are not accepting requests for funding at this time.