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“Northeast Passage”- movie night at NECN, March 4th.

Movie night with North & Northeast Neighbors for Housing Affordability

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Featuring “Northeast Passage: The Inner City and the American Dream”

Directed by Spencer Wolf and Cornelius Swart

“Neighborhoods besieged by discrimination, neglect and crime frequently welcome any change that seems to be for the better. But gentrification can come at a high price.

In Portland, Oregon, one woman struggling to provide a decent life for her 10-year-old daughter takes on public officials and a developer intent on creating low-income housing in her neighborhood. While public officials emphasize the need to create affordable housing in order to revitalize the community, opponents fear that the new property will attract renters who won’t take pride in their neighborhood in the way that homeowners do. But when homeowners replace renters in gentrifying neighborhoods, long-term residents are often priced out and a new class prejudice can arise.

Northeast Passage is a unique portrait of a neighborhood in the midst of dramatic change. It chronicles the clashes between those who advocate making rental properties available to low-income individuals and families, and those who promote home ownership. Proponents of both sides get equal say as the debate escalates.  As seen through the eyes of one woman, this film examines an issue that challenges nearly every inner city in the country.”

When:             March 4, 2015

Where:            NE Coalition of Neighbors   4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

Time:               6:30 pm – 8:30pm

This movie runs about 54 minutes, and a discussion with the film director will ensue following the showing of this film.

We are N/NE Neighbors for Housing Affordability. We are a grassroots group of neighbors working to create equitable, inclusive neighborhoods in N/NE Portland, where people of color, low-income families, seniors and everyone else can live and thrive without fear of displacement.

To learn more please join us! You can connect with us at:

facebook.com/neighborsforhousing

neighborsforhousing@gmail.com