About Proud Ground

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“Never give up! As a single mom with three kids on a limited income, a lot of people told me I’d never own my own home. But they were wrong! The best part is that my new house payment is less than I paid for rent.” Lanesheia, Proud Ground homeowner #111

Proud Ground creates permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers using the Community Land Trust model. Our investment protects neighborhoods from the continued affordable housing crisis by ensuring working families can afford to live in their community and keep homes in their community affordable for generations to come.

Founded in 1999, Proud Ground became the first city-wide entity to provide permanently affordable homeownership opportunities and since has expanded to five counties – Clackamas, Clark, Lincoln, Multnomah, and Washington – to better meet the needs of working families.  Proud Ground has become one of the largest community land trusts in the country, having served over 350 families in a permanently affordable portfolio of over 280 homes.

Proud Ground’s Mission, Vision, and Values

Utilizing the Community Land Trust model of permanent affordability, Proud Ground expands homeownership opportunities for families, with low to moderate incomes, so that they can live or remain in the community of their choice. Proud Ground serves as a leading strategic partner to improve affordability region-wide, with a focus on areas affected by displacement.

A livable, equitable and economically viable community where every family can thrive.

  • Integrity in every aspect of what we do for short and long term benefit.
  • Stewardship of our assets with a commitment to environmental responsibility.
  • Accountability for public and philanthropic resources.
  • Quality relationships internally and externally.
  • Equal access to opportunity and empowerment.