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Page 24 of the Clover Court HUD application (Click image to view the original application)

On July 25th, Washington County Commissioners made the decision to give taxpayer owned land to Luke-Dorf, Inc., for low barrier housing on the corner of 170th and Bany Road (according to HUD, “low barrier” tenants cannot be screened for drug use and criminal behavior).  Cooper Mountain Elementary School is located less than 600 feet from the site. Errol Hassell Elementary School is located approximately 1/2 mile from the site. for this project, This well-intentioned but poorly thought-through project helps no one; disabled tenants are not provided on-site care in an area with walkability scores averaging 30 of out 100 (meaning, “car-dependent”). The two nearby schools are not equipped for the unpredictable events which may result in school lockdowns.

We would like Washington County to consider these alternatives:

  • Raise the barrier level, so tenants are appropriately screened
  • Require on-site care
  • Offer the site for housing to serve the currently homeless families in this area



Neighborhood Meeting this Thursday, August 31, 6pm


Luke-Dorf is hosting a Neighborhood Meeting this Thursday, August 31 at 6pm. The meeting will be held at the Aloha Church of God (18380 SW Kinnaman Rd, Beaverton, 97078) to discuss potential land use issues involving the proposed Clover Court development at SW Bany Rd and 170th. The county donated this taxpayer-owned land to Luke-Dorf, for the purpose of building six studio apartments for the homeless and mentally ill, without any on-site staff. 

Visit or join our Facebook group, “Stop Clover Court” for more information and to donate to our legal fund to help fight this development.

This meeting will be hosted by Luke-Dorf, and is intended to cover only land use issues. However, our community has many unanswered questions and concerns that we hope Luke-Dorf will be willing to address. Please attend and help represent our neighborhood. We hope to see you there.


Last Chance to Have Your Voice Heard!

During the July 25 board meeting at 6:30 PM  (Hillsboro Civic Center, in the Shirley Huffman Auditorium: 150 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123), our Commissioners will vote whether or not to donate land at 170th/Bany Rd to Luke-Dorf, for the Clover Court project (low-barrier housing for chronically homeless and severely mentally ill, with no on-site care). The public will have an opportunity to speak during the meeting. This is our LAST CHANCE to convince them that low-barrier housing (tenants cannot be screened for drug use or criminal behavior) across the street from an elementary school is not a good idea. Please attend and show the commissioners that a large group of citizens still opposes the project. If you can, wear yellow, so our group will stand out in the crowd.

A spokesperson from the Aloha Beaverton Neighborhood Association will provide testimony, but if any individuals from the neighborhood would like to speak as well, please let us know. There are strict rules regarding time limits, signing in before the meeting, and making sure to avoid repeating the same arguments as other speakers. We plan to coordinate talking points so our time will be spent most effectively.

If you wish to comment, but are unable to attend or do not wish to speak at the meeting, you are encouraged to email your concerns to by 2 p.m. on July 25, 2017, to be included in the meeting record.

Also, if you haven’t already, please sign our petition, which will be delivered to the Commissioners prior to the board meeting:

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Take Action NOW – June 7

We need your help NOW! This is where it counts, neighbors. Washington County is moving forward with the Clover Court project, and we have a short window of time to tell them why they shouldn’t. We have UNTIL JUNE 13 to dispute their report of “no significant impact.” There are very specific requirements on how to do this, and what we can dispute. The steering committee has spent countless hours sifting through legal documents, and has compiled all of this information for you. All we ask is that you take the time to write to the county, using the form letter we’ve created as an example. They are required to respond to each of our concerns, so that is why we need all group members to take action. If you care about your neighborhood and finding a better solution for the homeless population, don’t stay silent–speak up now!

According to a public notice:  “Washington County Office of Community Development has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment… Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Washington County Office of Community Development or at All comments received by June 13, 2017 will be considered by the Washington County Office of Community Development prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.” The report they are referring to is the Environmental Review Record (ERR), which can be found here.

Comments must be addressed to Washington County Office of Community Development, 328 W. Main Street, Suite 100, Hillsboro, OR 97123 or by June 13. You must mention the “Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact.” Use your own words, but feel free to use the following form letter as a guide. Additionally, posted below is a document we’ve created to help decipher the ERR and what information you can use in your argument. Please let us know if you have any questions, and SHARE this post with your neighbors.


Example form letter, please read and edit all highlighted areas:

ERR Response Items list, please read the first page and select from any of the 32 items in the document you wish to argue.

Washington County HUD Codes, this document is provided in a form letter format, again, review and edit all highlighted sections.


Please mail your letters so that they arrive BY JUNE 13.




UPDATE 05/15/17

Please RSVP on Facebook, here.

EVERYONE please attend. We need to show the commissioners how many citizens oppose Clover Court–before it is too late! They are planning on transferring the property to Luke-Dorf on June 27, so this is our last chance to change their minds!

Since learning about Clover Court earlier this year, members of this group have regularly attended the County Board of Commissioners meetings to voice our concerns. However, the commissioners have dismissed our arguments and made it clear that they plan to vote in support of Clover Court. It has been easy for them to ignore the voices of a few. Let’s make it impossible for them to continue to ignore us. We need EVERYONE to come out and show them that they can’t.

The May 23 Board of Commissioners meeting is one of the few that will occur in the evening, rather than the usual morning timeslot. Since more of our members are able to attend at this time, we are planning for a large gathering of Stop Clover Court members. If all of us attend to show our opposition, we hope to finally gain the attention of the commissioners and possibly generate news media coverage. Help us pack out the auditorium!

We just need you to sit in the audience and show the commissioners that you care. We have told them of our 800+ Facebook community, but they have not yet seen us in action. They think we are content to let them make decisions on our behalf–but we need to show them that we WILL NOT allow them to set in motion a potential disaster for our community.

Show up, wear YELLOW, hold a sign–that’s all we ask of you. We will have several members present their arguments during the allotted opportunity for public oral presentations to the board. Since there are strict limitations on time and topics, if you are interested in speaking at the meeting, please contact the Stop Clover Court steering committee by Friday, May 19 at so that we can coordinate our talking points. Otherwise, just show up to support our cause.

Since everyone won’t be able to speak directly to the commissioners, please bring a sign to hold, stating your stance. Be brief, direct, and respectful. Examples of effective signs are:

STOP Clover Court
Vote no on land transfer to Luke-Dorf
Don’t take a chance on safety for kids
Find homes for homeless/mentally ill near services, not schools
Unsupported Housing Helps No One

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 27 (likely another 6:30pm meeting), which is when the commissioners will vote on the land transfer to Luke-Dorf for Clover Court.


Washington County released an update regarding Clover Court on Thursday, which can be found at the link below. In this update, the county invites us to attend an educational presentation regarding mental illness and sets a tentative date of June 27 for community input on the development.…/clover-court-update-no-3.c…

We find it insulting that Washington County thinks the Clover Court opposition needs to be educated about mental illness, when numerous mental health professionals oppose this project. While education of any type is usually helpful, no amount of education about mental illness will change the fact that Clover Court will be unsupervised, isolated from services and amenities, and in close proximity to hundreds of school children.

The June 27 “opportunity for input” is an effort for Washington County to check off “community input” and make it look like they listened to us. The commissioners have already made it clear that they will vote in support of this project. So, we need to continue our letters, phone calls, and attending every commissioners’ board meeting between now and then to persuade them otherwise. Please note that one of the upcoming board meetings (May 23) will be at 6:30 PM, rather than the usual morning timeslot, so we need EVERYONE to attend (more on this later).

Please sign up here to receive email updates and find out more ways you can help. Facebook is not a reliable way to consistently reach all of our members, so we are moving to communicate with you all via email. Please make sure we are able to reach you by providing us your email address.


Just a few weeks ago, our effort regarding the lot at 170th and Bany Rd. was being handled fairly easily by our group as we sought a potential land swap as a win-win solution. NOW EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED; since the County turned us down on the land swap, we are now focused on stopping Clover Court from being built. We are actively pursuing legal action, and we’ve become convinced that we need to use our political power as a very large group of concerned citizens to win this battle. And this political battle will very likely be won or lost within the next few weeks – prior to the commissioners’ vote on whether or not they will transfer this land to Luke-Dorf (and they will not give an exact date – they say sometime after the environmental studies have been conducted by Luke-Dorf). Therefore, WE NEED YOUR HELP IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:


1) Click on the “Get Involved” tab and use all of the contact information there to contact your commissioners, the Beaverton mayor (Aloha does not have one), the school district, and your state representatives.
2) Go to the County website, click on the “Proposed Clover Court Development” button on their front page, and scroll to the very bottom of this page. Then click on the link that states “Signing up for periodic email updates” to input your email address and start receiving updates from the County. The County’s Communication Officer knows the number of people who have clicked on this link, so please know that this is worth your time to do it!
3) Send an email to Pacific Continental Bank and urge them not to provide funding for this potentially dangerous housing project (it’s possible that they have already pulled their funding, but an email will be useful in either case to let them know that the community is watching them and cares about their actions).


1) Are you an attorney who can help by either offering legal services or helping in the management and direction of our legal effort?
2) Are you someone who can design a flyer to be handed out at the lot, the schools, and door-to-door? If so, can you design it and post it on Facebook for others to use?
3) Are you someone who can coordinate flyer distribution at the schools, the lot, and door-to-door?
4) Are you someone who can help distribute flyers?
5) Are you someone who can meet at the lot and hold up a banner that states our website name and a message?
6) Are you someone from Cooper Mtn. Elementary or Errol Hassell Elementary who can get our message on the school’s Facebook page, hold up a banner during pick-up and drop-off times, or hand out flyers?
7) Are you someone who can attend the commissioners’ weekly meeting this Tuesday at 10 am and either sit in the audience with a sign stating your position or “Vote No to Transfer Land to Luke-Dorf” or verbally state your opinion in the 5 2-minute slots at the beginning of the meeting that are allowed for any subject? It would be especially valuable if someone could ask again about when the vote will take place and if they will have a public meeting regarding this issue prior to the vote.
8) Are you someone who has a fund-raising idea and can coordinate it?

If you can help with any of the above, or if you have other ideas that can help, please send your contact info and how you can help to

Thank you for all of your efforts! We must protect our kids!


We wish to thank all of you who acted on our previous Facebook update and emailed your Commissioners. It’s exactly what we need. Keep it up.

From the looks of it, this is fast becoming a major land-use fight and only your continued actions, keeping pressure on the appropriate parties, will help us win our cause. That’s why this week’s assignment to our whole Facebook group is simple—to recruit just one more neighbor to our cause. Just one person. Most of us have a friend who shares our concerns. Take a moment to cross the yard, or the street ,and talk to them about what’s going on. Have them look up **Stop Clover Court** either here on Facebook, or—better yet— on our new website (which explains things in detail) and simply have them join. That’s it.

The commissioners and the county are trying to ignore the issues. We need to show them that they can’t. 800 people is loud. 1600 people is louder still.


As you may have heard, the county and Luke-Dorf have rejected our proposal for a land swap for the Clover Court development. We had hoped to find a win-win solution, but now our focus is to stop the transfer of property to Luke-Dorf. If the commissioners continue to ignore our concerns and vote to donate the land, then we are prepared to take legal measures.

We have enlisted the services of an attorney, thanks to support from our neighbors on our Go…FundMe page. All donations will go towards fighting the Clover Court development. We have also formed an LLC, The Aloha Beaverton Neighborhood Association, so any money received will go directly to our organization instead of a personal account. If you are able to contribute, the link to donate is

Thank you all for your continued interest in keeping our neighborhood and schools safe! If we all work together and make our voices heard, we can STOP CLOVER COURT!


The steering committee has been busy these past few weeks exploring alternative locations for the Clover Court development and trying to get the County to agree to a land swap, but we need your help! Our government representatives are still failing to acknowledge our safety concerns. This is where we need YOU to help us! Here is this week’s assignment for ALL 825 members of this group:

Email the following government representatives, asking them to explain why they are not opposing this project. Provide specific concerns (proximity to schools, that the facility will be unsupervised, no requirement for residents to receive therapy or medication, no testing for drugs/alcohol, etc.). Make sure to include your full name and address, and keep a copy of your sent email.

ALL MEMBERS: Contact all five of our county commissioners, who are the decision-makers involved in donating this land.

PARENTS of school-aged children: Contact Beaverton School Superintendent Don Grotting, citing concerns over safety of the students who will be within a half-block of this unsupervised development.

BEAVERTON RESIDENTS and Parents of Cooper Mtn. Elementary students: Ask Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle if he can help convince Washington County to choose a different location for this development. Even though the current location is out of city limits, it will impact those of us who are within Beaverton city limits. Cooper Mountain Elementary is within city limits, so the mayor should have a say regarding the safety of the school.

Remember, Luke-Dorf has never managed an unsupervised facility like this, so we should question why the county is choosing a location so close to two elementary schools as a testing grounds for this.