Portland church helps build LGBTQ+ senior housing

A church in the Cedar Mills neighborhood is designating land to help build affordable housing for LGBTQ+ seniors, which would be the first in Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland-area nonprofit and church are working together to help build an affordable housing complex for LGBTQ+ seniors.

Rev. Ric Shewell is pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in the Cedar Mills neighborhood. His church is part of what’s called the “Reconciling Ministries Network.”

“Which is a network of churches that are bold in proclaiming that we affirm our LGBTQ neighbors and siblings,” Shewell explained. “That we love them as they are.”

After years

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