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

Our Vision: The Possum Kingdom Housing Cooperative

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About

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.

Stop Evictions is Stop the Sweeps is Defend the Forest is Fuck the Police

Updates

Possum Kingdom Housing Cooperative

Exciting news! Possum Kingdom Housing Co-op is a revolutionary housing cooperative being formed here in Eugene, OR.  This is a move towards creating more stable and affordable housing for families, and creating viable and inspiring solutions to the housing crisis. As...

Relieve A&A of Legal and Temp Housing Expenses

Hey community, We over here at the rent strike are working to support the 2 tenants who were recently evicted unfairly from the Almaden houses and can be forcibly removed from their house starting Monday. We are hoping to help them find a place to stay for a few weeks...

Announcing the Almaden Living Cooperative!

Cooperatively-owned housing for working families. Long-term renters on the 800 block of Almaden have organized to buy their tract from their absentee Bay Area landlord, Sharon Prager. Donors have pledged the market-rate down payment and we're in talks with local...

The Revolution Will Never Not Be Illegal

Originally on: https://socceretc.substack.com/p/the-revolution-will-always-be-illegal by Katelyn Best On why the Eugene rent strike is different from other rent strikes and why it matters There’s something about a Pacific Northwest summer that makes you feel a little...

In the news: Single mother returns to Eugene home after being evicted

KEZI: https://www.kezi.com/news/single-mother-returns-to-eugene-home-after-being-evicted/article_ee87ae78-21d3-11ee-8816-a71488d7718f.html EUGENE, Ore. – After being evicted early in July, a Eugene woman is now back in the home on Almaden Street after she was evicted...

Principles

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.