Support a working class Oregon family to keep a safe, reliable home surrounded by community
allowing a greedy, wealthy, and absentee landlord in California to kick them out.

Our Vision: The Possum Kingdom Housing Cooperative

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As a Black family in Oregon, the Kings have worked tirelessly to earn their place in Oregon, a historically unfriendly state. Over the last five years, Candice King has been a stable and responsible tenant. Since the death of King’s husband, Eric King, in May 2022, they have been forced to reconcile with the factors that contributed to his suicide. In large part, the burden of low economic stability while continuing to pay rent to an owner, Sharon Prager, who possesses so much inherited wealth. King has made several inquires and offers to purchase their home from their landlord but all of King’s requests have been denied.

Sharon Prager currently owns a company called eConcepts Communications, where she consults oil folks on how to have good public relations despite the deadly and poisonous consequences of her work. Prager is also an out of state landlord who inherited at least five additional rental units in four houses. She has never acted on the severe mold problem within the the King’s home, although Prager is aware of King’s ongoing respiratory issues. It is King’s belief that Prager does not need the additional income because Prager is financially secure.

On the other hand, Candice King is not. King is not a wealthy land owner, but instead a working class person. In the last five years, King has maintained this residence while Sharon Prager has repeatedly ignored maintenance requests. King believes that her and her family do not need to move and that they do not need a new house. What the King’s do need is what they already have: a safe, reliable home surrounded by community who loves and cares for us. That is what King currently has and what they refuse to give up.

The Kings do not intend to move. The Kings do not intend to pay rent.

The Kings and supporting community members message to Sharon Prager is this: Do the right thing. Give this home to Candice King.

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1. Collective Liberation – We seek to dismantle interlocking systems of oppression.
2. Adaptive & Generative – We are continually open to feedback. We seek to shift into a culture where conflict and difference is generative.
3. Accountability & Practice – We recognize power dynamics and center relationships. We seek to create space and time for relationship building
4. Interdependence & Decentralization – We seek feedback and make decision as a group so everyone contributes to decisions that affect them.
5. Simplicity & Clarity – We value clear communication.
6. Collaborative – We collaborate while staying focused on our vision of transfomative change.
7. Wholeness – We embrace our authentic selves and allow for the complexity of our lives.
8. Joyous – We bring playfulness and joy to our work.