OVE is a collaboration between the housed and the unhoused providing stable, safe, and sustainable places to be through alternative, cost-effective approaches for transitioning the unhoused to more permanent living situations.

Collaboration between the housed and the unhoused
By joining together as peers, we form citizen-driven initiatives to create positive changes in attitudes, policies, and practices that harm the unhoused. In doing so, we provide opportunities for volunteers to positively impact the quality of life for everyone in our community.

Stable and safe places to be
By working in partnership with local municipalities and the surrounding community, we secure stable places to be for the unhoused and low-income. Safety is maintained through community agreements that all residents must abide by along with oversight provided by our non-profit board of directors.

Sustainable, cost-effective approaches
We hold a strong belief in self-governance and management in an effort to engage and empower members of our community. A dedication to building micro-housing combined with shared facilities allows for low-cost, low-impact development while providing each with a space of one’s own.

Transitioning the unhoused to more permanent living situations
Through a combination of peer support, skill building, opportunities for income generation, and connections with community resources, we provide a variety of means for transitioning to more permanent living situations. During changing economic times, we also strive to transition to a more sustainable vision of what those situations may look like.

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