Effort To Spur Local Investment Works In Portland

May 1, 2019

In an age of gentrification and widening income inequality, it can be hard for many people to make investments that will make them money over time.  But that's part of the focus of the Community Investment Trust in Portland, which allows people to invest in real estate, with little upfront cost, and build equity over time. 

CIT sprang from Mercy Corps Northwest, which aims to lift people out of poverty. 

John Haines from the global Mercy Corps offices talks about CIT and similar ventures. 

The talk gets to the opportunity for other communities to copy the CIT model.