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 StopCloverCourt.com/About 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.

http://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/upload/Neighborhood_Meeting_Notice.pdf

 

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 cao@co.washington.or.us 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:

https://www.change.org/p/washington-county-stop-clover-court

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How Can You Help?

Learn more about Clover Court and our cause here: http://stopclovercourt.com/about/

To donate to our legal fund, please click below or visit this page for more donation options




Please sign our petition:
https://www.change.org/p/washington-county-stop-clover-court

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