Project REconomy was founded in 2009 as Good Grief America (GGA) by homeowners in Southern Oregon facing foreclosure. Project REconomy has grown into Oregon’s only homeowner-led nonprofit providing research, education, resources and empowered collective action to stop foreclosures and the devastating impact they have on the whole community.
Project REconomy seeks to create an economy that works for main street, not just Wall Street. Our focus issue is foreclosure because it is a strategic point of intervention in the larger effort to challenge the power of Wall Street, big banks, and corporate economic interests and to create an economy that works for all of us, not just those at the top. Project REconomy works with our statewide network to stop foreclosures and the destruction they cause in our communities. We have built a legal network, a research team and have focused on education and outreach to homeowners facing foreclosure. We have set legal precedent against the banks, stopped bank sponsored legislation in the Oregon house, provided input in crucial policy decisions, and worked in coalition with many other groups to hold events statewide that educate our communities and call them to action.
Our story is still unfolding as part of the movement for an economy that works for our communities. It will be written by all of us who are part of this movement as we take empowered action together and work for real economic solutions that work for Main Street, not just Wall Street.
"Empowering and uniting people to reinvent an economy that works for all."
To collectively imagine and create an economy that support families and builds livable communities.
Project REconomy is a 501c3 non profit. The Rural Organizing project as our fiscal sponsor until final approval from the federal government. Project REconomy is not made up of attorneys, CPAs, Loan or Modification officers. They give no advice regarding these areas, but rather share their research, activities and resources that have been used to get traction on foreclosure issues. Referrals to CPA’s and Attorneys upon request.
Project REconomy Non-Discrimination Policy:
Project REconomy does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff, members, and volunteers.
Project REconomy is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
In order to create a safe and productive space for our staff, volunteers, and members, Project REconomy does reserve the right to discontinue communication with, work with, or the provision of services to any individual who uses abusive language, threats, refuses to comply with the policies of Project REconomy or is repeatedly disruptive at meetings, on phone calls, or in email or phone communications. Anyone who engages in these behaviors will be warned and if the behavior continues we will remove the individual from further communication and participation as we deem necessary.