project leader
Karen G
El Rio Neighborhood Center
(All downtown Tucson neighborhoods and barrios)
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Huge thanks!

the project

Our overall goal is to develop, improve and apply polices and practices that create sustainable housing options in The Old Pueblo.  We want to address the impacts of gentrification, appropriation and displacement in downtown Tucson area neighborhoods and barrios.

the steps

We are holding a facilitated community meeting on Sept. 15, 2018 to hear concerns from the community.  We will then spend the next few months attending downtown area neighborhood and barrio meetings to continue to gather information.  Once we have a consensus on what are the most important areas to focus on, we will have an additional community event in early 2019.  At that event we will bring together government employees, developers, and community members to see what kinds of policy changes can be put into place to mitigate these impacts on current residents.

why we're doing it

Gentrification is a huge issue and it is impacting current residents in the downtown Tucson area - either pricing people out of these neighborhoods, or increasing taxes so that long-term residents have difficulty staying in their houses.  We want to work on policy changes to ensure the downtown area neighborhoods and barrios are for everyone, not just those with a lot of money.


Disbursed Budget 9.20.18

Raised = $947.00
less ioby Platform Fee waived
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $27.58
Total to Disburse = $919.42
Costs toward 3 Professional Facilitators

Updated Budget 9.10.18

Costs toward 3 Professional Facilitators - $900
Subtotal = $900
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $27
Total to raise = $927

Updated Budget 9.2.18

Costs toward 3 Professional Facilitators - $1,100
Subtotal = $1,100
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3% $33
Total to raise = $1,168


Original Budget

5 Professional Facilitators - $1,850

Printing for flyers/programs - $150

Subtotal = $2,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $60
Total to raise = $2,095


Huge thanks!

Many thanks to everyone that donated to this project!  We had a successful community conversation on Sept. 15th with over 100 people showing up to take part.  We also had more than 40 people indicate they want to stay involved in this conversation.  We needed the money we raised to pay for professional facilitation and that made a huge difference in how these difficult conversations took place.  Thank you to everyone!


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