About

We are a group of citizens working to help stop the Clover Court development of transitional housing for chronically homeless and severely mentally ill residents at SW 170th Ave and Bany Rd. in Beaverton, OR, next to two neighborhood elementary schools.

This is a website for neighbors to receive information and engage in actions to convince Washington County not to donate the land to Luke-Dorf, a local non-profit who plans to build unsupervised apartments for mentally ill and homeless residents. Here you will find links, research papers, and government documents for you to read and educate yourselves about this development.

The Stop Clover Court Steering Committee will also post regular updates for events and actions you can participate in to help our cause. Sign up here to receive periodic email notifications from this group so that you can remain informed.

We are concerned for ourselves, our children, and our livability. We are also concerned for the severely mentally ill residents who would be living in isolation in the middle of a neighborhood with no services, assistance, or supervision.

BACKGROUND

In January 2017, neighbors found out about a project planned at SW 170th Ave. and Bany Rd. in Beaverton, OR. Washington County has planned a 1.29 Acre land transfer ($0 transfer) to local non-profit Luke-Dorf for apartments with tenants who are chronically homeless with severe mental illness. These residents will be unsupervised and not required to receive any treatment. Transfer is currently at the due diligence stage.  Washington County has given preliminary approval by signing their support for the Grant through HUD program. Signed by Ava Mitchell, Adult MH Program Supervisor on September 30, 2016.

This site is one block from Cooper Mountain Elementary School and .5 miles from Errol Hassell Elementary. All kids within a 1-mile radius must walk to school directly in front of this property.  Police activity in the area, which may increase, will cause schools to go into “Lock Outs” which will distract our children’s learning or worse.

The county commissioners will discuss this property and vote on it in the coming weeks. We need to have our voices heard as this is NOT the appropriate location. We have documented a list of concerns and complaints on this company including shutting down their site in Cornelius and the lawsuit at the Hillsboro site when a resident broke in and attacked/raped two people in Hillsboro including an 11 year old girl. http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2012/07/hillsboro_girls_lawsuit_seeks.html

Please search for Luke-Dorf complaints on the Internet to read all the pertinent documentation.

Write letters to Board of Commissioners at Washington County as soon as possible:

Dick_Schouten@co.washington.or.us

Andy_Duyck@co.washington.or.us

Greg_Malinowski@co.washington.or.us

Roy_Rogers@co.washington.or.us

Bob_Terry@co.washington.or.us

Washington County Commissioners’ mailing address:
155 N First Ave. Suite 300, MS-22
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Also express your concerns to:

Luke-Dorf
8915 SW Center Street
Tigard, OR 97223
503-726-3690

HUD
1220 SW Third Ave., Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204-2825
971-222-2600