Welcome to MACG
2017-2018 Listening Campaign
This winter, MACG is encouraging members to hold intentional conversations within their institutions to gain insight and understanding into our community and inform MACG campaigns.
Here are some documents to assist in that process:
We are an alliance of organizations in the Portland, Oregon Metro area building power for the common good. Read more about us here.
¡Hola! ¡MACG también habla español!
Desde el otoño del 2012, MACG está organizando a la comunidad latina en el área metropolitana de Portland para construir el poder para lograr los cambios que necesita nuestra comunidad. Para más información, por favor comuníquese con Alejandro Bautista.
October, 2016 -- MACG’s affordable housing work continues to grow with 250 leaders in attendance at a September 29th assembly in Portland, and 160 total at two recent assemblies in Clackamas County.
The shortage of housing in Portland has reached epidemic proportions, and we cannot afford to accept status quo solutions for what is already an unprecedented crisis. We need your support now to advance solutions that are more substantial and more creative. Join us! Please mark your calendar and attend this important event! You can help by pre-registering or even volunteering.
August, 2016 -- Over 100 Clackamas County leaders – the majority from faith communities – attended a MACG Housing Assembly on August 3rd at Milwaukie Lutheran Church. The focus of the event was to learn about the county’s growing housing crisis, and one particular strategy for addressing homelessness that could involve congregations.
The MACG housing team worked in coalition this winter to support the successful passage of inclusionary zoning at the legislative session in Salem. As part of this legislation, communities are allowed to define a construction excise tax (CET) on new construction. The Portland City Council will be meeting on Thursday, 6/16 to vote on what percentage this new tax revenue to dedicate to affordable housing. MACG will be advocating for 100%. JOIN US!